As you may have heard, American Veterinarian® acquired the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference (ACVC) last month.
As a full-service health care communications company offering education, research, and medical media, Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc. (the parent company of American Veterinarian®), is wholly dedicated to providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes.
Until recently, those health care professionals were medical doctors, pharmacists, and nurses, and those patients were of the 2-legged variety. With the launch of American Veterinarian® in 2016, we took on the responsibility of catering to the educational needs of a host of new health care professionals—the kind who treat patients with 4 legs, as well as wings, tails, fur, and more.
One of the best forms of education is the live kind, and, as you may have heard, American Veterinarian® acquired the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference (ACVC) last month. We made this move so that we could offer more of the resources veterinarians and team members need to practice at their best, and we look forward to furthering our mission to provide companion animal practitioners with comprehensive news and information that will make a positive impact on your practice. Of course, we’ll still provide clinical and industry news from other conferences around the country.
Now in its 29th year, ACVC offers more than 200 hours of practical, hands-on veterinary continuing education (CE) for the entire practice. Under the continued leadership of ACVC Education Coordinator Nancy Shaffran, CVT, VTS (ECC), each exceptional track and session topic for 2018 has been carefully selected to provide insightful, practical education delivered by experts in their respective fields. In addition, the approximately 80,000-square-foot exhibit floor features over 120 of the industry’s top companies, offering hundreds of products and services to help veterinary professionals practice better medicine.
Rick Alampi, executive director of ACVC, said, “We are excited that the legacy of ACVC will be carried on by American Veterinarian®. We are confident that ACVC will continue to provide the highest quality, timely, relevant information to the veterinary community under the new leadership and expertise of American Veterinarian®.”
Our plans for the conference, first and foremost, are to remain true to ACVC’s mission. Our proven track as a company offers clear evidence that we have the know-how and infrastructure to grow ACVC into a larger conference that veterinary professionals of all levels can turn to for clinical information and CE credit; business and practice management skills; and, of course, networking. With the acquisition of ACVC also comes rapid expansion of our team for sales, business development, marketing, and content development—that’s a win-win all around.
ACVC will take place October 8 through 11, 2018, at the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey. We hope to see you there!
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