Online registration open until Nov. 10

Can’t Miss Events


AAEVT Round Tables: “Building Our Community”

Music City Center

Let’s discuss, collaborate and share! Join us in an open forum discussion on topics around Building Our Community:
“Legalities and Ethics That Can Affect You and Your Practice,” lead by Dr. Charlotte Lacroix and Deb Reeder AND “Career Options, What I wish I had known, Where is our Profession headed” with your AAEVT Executive Board members: Elyse Rowley, Andrew Whittle, Lindsey Schoelen, Wiss Costanza, Amanda Compton, Kimberley Burton, Jlynn Meyer, Nicole Bone, Wiss Costanza, and Deb Reeder.
3:00P – 5:00P

AAEP Welcome Reception

Music City Center

AAEP’s traditional social kickoff takes on added meaning this year as you renew friendships face-to-face with colleagues, many likely not seen in person since before the pandemic began. Enjoy camaraderie, drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
Sponsored by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Nutrena®.
5:30P – 7:00P


Keynote Address: Understanding Personal Net Worth is more than Finances

Music City Center

Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, JD

Experts today often discuss the importance of being empowered, and feeling that way can be a key part of living a full and healthy life. But, take a second look at that phrase—being empowered—and you’ll see that it actually refers to a passive process, of other people empowering you. We’d like to suggest that, instead, you should empower yourself by understanding what you’re truly worth, embracing a philosophy of lifelong learning, and then using that combination to earn more money in the workplace.
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health
10:30A – 12:00P

General Membership Meeting & Luncheon

Music City Center

AAEVT members are cordially invited to attend the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians & Assistants General Members Meeting. The Executive Board will provide a summary of the year’s projects and activities, a financial overview, outline initiatives for 2022, and install the next year’s Board members. Awards for Member of the Year and Regional Contact of the Year will be presented, along with the 2021 Scholarship winners. This is an important opportunity for you to network and stay involved in our Association as we build and grow our community. We hope to see you all there!
12:00P – 1:30P

AAEVT Social, Silent Auction & Scholarship Raffle

Music City Center

Join us for an evening of celebrating our Association! Here’s your chance to network with other members, reconnect with friends, bump into old classmates, get some face-time with your Board members, and just have fun. We will also be hosting our annual Silent Auction and Raffle – the proceeds of which directly go toward providing Scholarships for you and your peers in 2022. What an amazing way to connect and give back!
Sponsored by BIAH and Patterson Veterinary
5:30P – 7:00P

Trade Show Opens

Music City Center

For exhibitors, the AAEP Annual Convention’s Trade Show is a valuable opportunity to promote your products and services to thousands of equine veterinarians, veterinary students and technicians.
For attendees, the Trade Show offers one-stop shopping with a diverse selection of companies who serve the equine veterinary industry. More than 300 companies exhibit annually.

The three-day 2021 Trade Show is open December 5th and closes December 7th:
Sunday, Dec. 5  10:00A – 6:00P
Monday, Dec. 6  10:00A – 6:00P
Tuesday, Dec. 7  10:00A – 4:00P

AAEP’s Storytelling Nashville Style

Music City Center

*Pre-paid ticket, selected during registration, required for this event – $75 (includes complimentary beverage & gift to The Foundation for The Horse)

Join the AAEP for an unforgettable night in which legendary storytelling is performed by some of the best singer/songwriters in Nashville. The lineup includes Grammy-winning artist Rory Feek and a couple of his hit-writing friends, Wynn Varble and Brice Long. These talented storytellers have written some of Nashville’s biggest hits. Come check them out as they perform their music live with some of our ultra-talented veterinarian storytellers.

Join in the fun and celebrate raising funds for The Foundation for the Horse!
Sponsored by Merck
8:00P – 10:30P


AAEVT Wet Labs

Tennessee Equine Hospital – Main Campus

We have a FULL day planned!
Join us for hands-on labs that range from Regenerative Medicine, Bandaging, Shockwave, Ultrasound, Stall Side Labs, and more. It is going to be an amazing day and we hope you can join us at our beautiful host clinic, Tennessee Equine Hospital.

Lunch & Learn

Music City Center

*RSVP ticket pre-selected during registration required for this event

AAEVT Educational partner, Zoetis, with be sharing with us an overview of a few new products: Pro-Stride®APS and How to Detect, Monitor & Screen with Stablelab® Hand-held Diagnostic Tool
Sponsored by Zoetis
12:00P – 1:30P


Breakfast & Presentation

Music City Center – Room A

*RSVP ticket pre-selected during registration required for this event

The Emotions Associated with Financial Decisions
Sponsored by Care Credit
7:00A – 8:00A

Case Study Presentations

Music City Center – Room B

AAEVT Members (your peers!), have worked on some very unique medical cases and put together amazing Case Studies to present at this year’s Annual Convention. Listen to Technicians and Assistants tell, first-hand, about their experiences, findings, and results on these very interesting cases. Topics to include: Botulism, Montana Practice Act, Persistent Strep Equi, Atypical Neonatal Isoerythrolysis, Enteroliths, Vertebral Body Abscess in a Foal, Management of Dystocia, Strangles Outbreak, and more!
20 minutes per presentation.
1:30P – 4:30P

AAEP/AAEVT Joint Roundtable

Music City Center – Room A

We’re bringing the AAEVT & AAEP together to discuss “Ideas on How to Improve Our Partnership for the Betterment of Our Equine Industry and Service to the Horse.” Come for this open brainstorming session to listen in on and share with Association Leaders how we can pull our Teams together!

From the AAEP: Drs. Kathleen Anderson, Ben Buchanan, and Anne Baskett
From the AAEVT: Deb Reeder, Elyse Rowley, and Sheri Miller
Sponsored by Dechra Veterinary Products
3:30P – 5:00P

AAEP After Party

Wildhorse Saloon – Downtown Nashville

*RSVP ticket pre-selected during registration required for this event

Make it a night to remember in the Music City at the world-famous Wildhorse Saloon with music, dancing, food and more.
Shuttles will be provided from the Music City Center.
Sponsored by Zoetis
6:30P – 10:30P