ince 1928, WVC has provided comprehensive, progressive and practical continuing education [CE] to veterinary professionals. The Association was founded in Logan, Utah as Intermountain Livestock Sanitary Association and was renamed Western Veterinary Conference in 1965. In 2014, the name was officially changed from Western Veterinary Conference to WVC.
Las Vegas, a premier destination for large conventions, has been home to WVC since 1963.
With the exception of a one-year cancellation due to a hotel fire, the Conference has met annually and is now in its 90th year. Drawing participants from 50 states, six continents and 43 countries, participants experience a variety of learning environments and can choose from 1,000 continuing education hours in Avian & Exotics, Equine, Food Animal, Practice Management, Small Animal, and Veterinary Technician. Almost 14,000 participants convened at the Annual Conference in March 2018.
Over the years, WVC, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), has grown to expand its offerings and be the preferred continuing education provider for the entire veterinary and human healthcare professions. Year-round continuing education in the Oquendo Center grew to more than 30 courses in 2018 and additional offsite courses and digital resources further expanded WVC offerings.