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19th Annual ABVP Symposium




October 30 - November 2, 2014
Nashville, Tennessee

Music City Center

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Conference Schedule
Lecture Descriptions

Speaker Biographies
Exhibitors & Sponsors


Registration includes access to lectures, Regents Track Reception, Welcome Reception, Friday and Saturday luncheons, online proceedings and more.

Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available beginning on October 29 at 2PM Central at the Music City Center.

Registration Rates
General Registration                                             $450
ABVP Diplomate/Candidate/Applicant                    $400
ABVP Examinee**                                                   $300
ABVP Resident                                                       $300
Technician                                                              $325
Veterinary Student                                                  $195
One-Day Registration                                             $225

**Registered for 2014 initial or maintenance of certification exams only.

Hotel Accommodations

We are sold out of rooms at both the Omni Nashville Hotel and Hilton Nashville Downtown. Below are some hotel options where individual reservations can be accommodated. They are listed in order of proximity to the Music City Center.

Hampton Inn, (1 block),  $399

Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown, (2 blocks) $359

Holiday Inn Express Downtown (4 blocks), $243

Homewood Suites (5 blocks), $219

Home2Suites, (Vanderbilt area. Hotel will shuttle within 5 mile radius. Contact hotel for arrangements), $179 – Queen bed

Hilton Garden Inn, (Vanderbilt area. Hotel will shuttle within 5 mile radius. Contact hotel for arrangements), $229 – King bed


**Please Note: As of September 24, 2014, the Hilton Nashville Downtown is sold out**

Hilton Nashville Downtown
121 Fourth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37201

Reservations can be made by calling 800.445.8667. Be sure to indicate the code "ABV" when making your reservation. The ABVP room rate expires on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 5PM Central Time.

Reservations can also be made online at www.hilton.com. Select "Hilton Nashville Downtown" and your arrival and departure dates. On the left side of the screen, select "Have a special code" and enter "ABV" in the "Group Code" slot.

Room rate is $239 per night plus all applicable taxes. Please note this hotel is an all suites hotel.

**Please Note: As of September 1, 2014, the Omni Nashville Hotel is sold out**

Omni Nashville Hotel
250 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37201

Reservations can be made by calling 800.THE.OMNI. Be sure to indicate you are attending the ABVP Practitioners Symposium when making your reservation. The ABVP room rate expires on October 7, 2014 at 5PM Central Time.

Room rate is $199 per night plus all applicable taxes.

Omni Select Guest Program
Prior to arriving at the Omni, Symposium attendees are encouraged to sign up for the Omni Select Guest Program. Save $18/day in perks in addition to $24 in free services during your stay. As an Omni Select Guest, you will receive:

  • Free in-room wi-fi (value of $10/day)
  • Complimentary morning beverage delivered to your room (value of $5/day)
  • Complimentary pressing of two clothing items (value of $10/item)
  • Complimentary bottle of water on the night of your arrival (value of $4)
  • Complimentary weekday newspaper of your choice ($3/day)

Click on the following links to learn more and sign up prior to your arrival at the Omni Nashville Hotel:
Program Information
Sign-Up Now!

Omni Early Departure Policy
The Omni Nashville Hotel has an early departure policy that states that guests must advise the hotel at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay. Failure to do so will result in an early checkout fee in the amount equal to one night room and tax to the guest’s account. If your departure date changes after you have made your reservation, notify the Omni Nashville Hotel prior to arrival to avoid being charged this fee.

Shuttle Information
Jarmon Transportation is the official shuttle provider for the ABVP Symposium. The rate is $14 one-way or $24 round-trip. Please click the following link to schedule your shuttle! Reserve now!

Annual Awards Reception and Dinner
Join us Saturday, November 1 for this annual dinner where we recognize newly certified and recertified Diplomates. The 3rd Annual Live Auction, benefitting the ABVP Foundation, will be held following dinner. This event is open to all attendees and costs $60 per person. No tickets will be sold to the reception and dinner onsite. If you plan to attend, you must make reservations prior to arriving in Nashville.

RACE Accreditation
This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 118.5 hours of continuing education. The maximum any one veterinarian or veterinary technician can earn is 24.5-25.0 hours. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.




NY State CE Approval
ABVP is an approved sponsor of continuing education in the state of New York for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Save the Date

The 2015 Symposium will be held November 12 -15 in New Orleans, Louisiana.