AEMV and ARAV are excited to announce that we will once again be joining with the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians to host our concurrent conferences in 2017! We are thrilled to bring together the best exotic pet, zoo and wildlife veterinarians from all over the world to contribute to the scientific, continuing education, networking and hands-on learning that make our careers enriching and fulfilling.  We can't wait to see you in Texas!

Program Schedule and Hands-On Lab Preview

Coming soon! 

Exhibitor Information

The Exhibit Hall is SOLD OUT! There are still many opportunities to sponsor the 2017 conference and promote your newest products and innovations to our attendees. 

2017 Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

For more information on sponsoring the 2017 Conference and communicating to our attendees, please contact Dana Varble at


Conference registration will open July 1, 2017!

Highlights for 2017:

  • All AEMV and ARAV conference attendees are welcome to attend AAZV scientific sessions Monday through Thursday at no extra charge.
  • AAFV will also be a participant in 2017!
  • Unique opportunity to network with veterinarians in different fields of medicine, international locations, and those on the forefront of our growing field.
  • Embassy Suites – this year’s host prides themselves on all guests receiving a complimentary breakfast daily


Embassy Suites Hotel Dallas-Frisco, Texas, USA

Make your hotel reservation today!

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Hotel: Embassy Suites Hotel Dallas-Frisco, TX
Group Name: AMER. ASSOC. ZOO VET 2017
Conference rates valid: September 22 - 29, 2017

Preliminary Schedule

Saturday September 23rd

  • AEMV and ARAV Board of directors meetings, joint meetings between ARAV, AEMV, AAZV, and AAFV
  • AAZV Workshops (extra fee required)

Sunday September 24th

  • AEMV and ARAV (as well as AAZV and AAFV) Hands-on labs and In-depth Workshops (extra fee required)
  • AEMV and ARAV roundtables - TBD
  • Icebreaker Reception – all conference attendees welcome

Monday September 25th

  • AEMV and ARAV joint scientific session
  • AAFV scientific sessions all day (nominal extra fee required)
  •  AEMV and ARAV joint business lunch (Lunch will be provided for attendees)
  • AEMV and ARAV – separate scientific sessions in afternoon
  • AEMV and ARAV sponsored evening event – TBD
  • AEMV, ARAV, and AAZV committee meetings in the evening 

Tuesday September 26th

  • AEMV and ARAV morning scientific sessions 
  •  Zoo Day at the Dallas Zoo (all conference attendees welcome, lunch and dinner provided
  • Silent and Live fundraising auctions

Wednesday September 27th

  • AEMV and ARAV master class sessions
  •  Exhibit hall opens
  • Sponsored evening reception – TBD

Thursday September 28th

  • AEMV and ARAV scientific sessions until 5pm!
  •  Exhibit hall open
  • Close of the 2017 AEMV and ARAV conference
  • AAZV banquet (extra fee required)

Friday September 29th

  • AAZV scientific sessions only (extra fee required)

AAZV lunches on Wednesday and Thursday can be purchased by AEMV and ARAV conference attendees for an extra fee or you can enjoy one of many local restaurants for lunch on your own. 


For more information on the American Association of Fish Veterinarian's conference and program, please visit 2017 AAFV Joint Conference