UBM Animal Care and dvm360 enter strategic alliance with NAVC

February 3, 2018
Gabrielle Roman, Content Marketing Manager
Gabrielle Roman, Content Marketing Manager

Gabrielle Roman is the Content Marketing Manager for the dvm360 team. She helps brainstorm, produce and promote all the excellent content you can find on dvm360.com and the print publications dvm360 magazine, Firstline and Vetted. In 2018, she was named a Folio: Rising Star Award Honoree.

UBM and NAVC are rolling out a new veterinary conference experience in San Diego to embrace different aspects of the animal care market.

Orlando, Fla. – February 3-UBM Animal Care, parent company for the dvm360 media family and Fetch dvm360 veterinary conferences, is excited to announce a strategic alliance with the North American Veterinarian Community (NAVC) that will create a new conference experience in Dec. 2018-Vet+Pet West, a paradigm-shifting, three-pronged convention and expo hosted in San Diego. Vet+Pet West will address the needs of three segments of the animal care market: veterinary professionals, retailers and engaged pet parents.

Veterinarians, retailers and pet parents are all important to ensuring pets get the best care possible, so through helping all the people who care for pets, Vet+Pet West will help improve the health of pets across the board.

“This unprecedented strategic alliance leverages the strengths of both organizations and will set the new bar for presenting information and innovation for all aspects of animal care,” says Christie McFall, vice president and managing director of UBM Animal Care. “Combining the resources of the dedicated UBM and NAVC teams puts us in a position to deliver a truly unique opportunity for attendees and for our sponsors and exhibitor partners.”

Fetch, a dvm360 conference (produced by the same brain trust that powers dvm360.com), will run Dec.13-16, 2018. In addition to high-quality, innovative CE, Fetch dvm360 gives veterinarians a 360-degree conference experience that targets well-being and equips attendees with everything they need to succeed in practice and life. The exhibit hall adds to the experience, offering products and services specifically for veterinary practices that can boost business and revenue, while offering some fun ways to get involved.

Pounce, the retail pet expo, will run Dec. 14-16, 2018, and focuses on pet retailers (and veterinary professionals who offer retail products in their practices). It will present new technologies and innovative products that enhance pets' health and well-being-something different than your typical collar and sweater showcase. In addition, Pounce will provide high-engagement education centered around what's keeping pet retailers up at night.

Wag, the PetCon, targets affluent and highly engaged pet parents and will run Dec. 15-16, 2018. This isn't your typical consumer convention, but one for pet owners who want to be informed about and involved in the health of their pets. This means products, new technologies and innovative thinking tied to pet health and well-being. Not only that, Wag will have open discussions about common health and behavior questions that pet owners have.

“We're excited to bring a game-changing event to market that reflects that reality and gives all the stakeholders opportunities to improve the care pets receive and enhance the exchange of information about the innovative products and solutions available,” says NAVC CEO Thomas Bohn, CAE.

Want more details about Vet+Pet West? They'll be coming down the pike soon.

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About UBM Animal Care

UBM Animal Care serves 60,000 veterinarians and more than 100,000 veterinary practice managers, technicians and assistants with award-winning content that meets the unique business and clinical needs of the industry at live events, online and in print. The company hosts three Fetch dvm360 events each year-one on the east coast, one on the west coast and one in Kansas City, Missouri. Online, dvm360.com serves 155,000 unique veterinarians and team members each month. And UBM Animal Care produces three veterinary publications: dvm360 magazine, Vetted and Firstline. UBM Animal Care is a division of UBM, a global events company with offices in 20 countries and more than 3,750 total employees. UBM is the No. 1 exhibitions organizer in the United States, Asia, China and India, serving industries that range from furniture to fashion to pharma.

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The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) is a non-profit organization providing world-class professional development to the global veterinary healthcare community. Its largest initiative, VMX, formerly known as the NAVC Conference, hosts more than 17,000 attendees each year. Other offerings include VetFolio, an online CE platform in conjunction with AAHA; the NAVC Institute; the Veterinary Innovation Council; an Industry Services Division, an online news and lifestyle channel Spark! and its official journals: Today's Veterinary Business, Today's Veterinary Nurse, Today's Veterinary Practice and Veterinary Advantage. Visit NAVC.com for more details.