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Virginia Veterinary Medical Association to Co-Host 2012 Potomac Regional Veterinary Conference

Second Annual Collaborative Veterinary Conference to Be Held in Arlington

Arlington, VA, September 26, 2012 --( The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association ( has announced that it will co-host the 2012 Potomac Regional Veterinary Conference (PRVC) from Friday, Sept. 28 until Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, located at 2800 S. Potomac Ave. The conference will be hosted in conjunction with the D.C., Maryland and West Virginia Veterinary Medical Associations. The event is unique to the region because it represents a collaboration of associations, all linked by work with the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. It offers a total of 54 hours of continuing education, including 18 hours in small animal education, 18 hours in equine education and 18 hours in public practice.

The conference will feature lectures and discussions from a great list of renowned veterinarians as well as a full exhibit hall. The weekend-long event will kick off on Friday evening with a welcome reception followed by a town hall meeting with Dean Schurig, dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. On Saturday, alumni and conference attendees are invited to a tailgate at FedEx Field for the Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati football game.

During the conference, speakers’ topics will range from international veterinary careers, to the myths about animal vaccines, to a China panda experience. The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine helped coordinate the conference and is providing many lecturers. Sponsors for the event include Elanco, IDEXX Laboratories, Merial, Novartis Animal Health, Nutramax Laboratories and Pfizer Animal Health. Access National Bank will be acting as the reception sponsor.

“This conference is a wonderful opportunity for veterinarians from the Potomac region to earn continuing education hours and learn the latest research findings in the field of veterinary medicine,” said Robin R. Schmitz, executive director of VVMA. “The VVMA hopes all those involved in the profession take advantage of our unique collaboration of veterinary experts.”

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About The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association:
The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of human and animal life through veterinary medicine. The organization aims to establish and enhance open communication between members of the association and industry representatives. The VVMA provides continuing education programs and conferences, supports its members through mentoring programs, lobbies on behalf of the interests in the field of veterinary medicine and serves as an advocate and voice for the Virginia veterinary medicine community. For more information, visit, or call (800) 937-8862 or (804) 346-2655.

Caitlin Russell
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