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Oct 7-11, 2023

corpus christi, tx + virtual

  • See the "Registration" section below to register - Opens August 10th

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  Basic Schedule

Oct 6th: AVZMT Exam; Executive Committee Meeting
Oct 7th: Wet Labs; Master Class; King Ranch/NNTRC Tour; Icebreaker at BUS [Bar Under the Sun]
Oct 8th: Full day presentations at hotel
Oct 9th: Half day presentations at Texas State Aquarium, Business Meeting, Aquarium Day ("Zoo Day")
Oct 10th: Full day presentations at hotel; Banquet [theme: PROM]
Oct 11th: Post-conference trip to SeaWorld San Antonio

Wet Labs

  • Hoof Care & Remote Capture Techniques for Non-domestic Hoofstock [AM session]: $40
  • Avian Anatomy & Rehabilitation Medicine Techniques [AM session]: $30
  • Sea Turtle Anatomy & Medical Techniques [PM session]: $40
  • Elasmobranch Anesthesia & Medical Techniques [AM & PM sessions]: $30

Master Class

{Introducing a new level of hands-on continuing education from AZVT. These classes provide attendees with more in-depth training on topics of interest. Due to the advanced nature of these courses, the following prerequisites apply:
Only ACTIVE members with at least 8 years full-time work experience in zoo/aquatic/wildlife medicine AND must be currently employed full-time in one of the three areas, or work in the zoo vet tech relief network.}

RECOVER CPR Certification: $170
The only official veterinary CPR certification recognized by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS), and is a non-profit program. This is a unique opportunity to earn both the Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support certificate.  Individuals signing up for this course must prepare in advance of the conference by completing approximately 8 hours of "homework" prior to attending the Master Class. Upon completion of the course, you'll receive both the Basic and Advanced CPR certifications that can be renewed on your own in two (2) years and 8.5 hours of RACE credit. [Instructor: Pia Bartolini, CVT]


In-person* [full]; member: $250
In-person* [full]; non-member: $350
In-person* [2 days]: $170
In-person* [1 day]: $85
*In-person fees increase by $50 AFTER September 6th

Wet Labs: $30 & $40
Master Class: $170
King Ranch / NNTRC Tour: $35
Post Conference Trip: $25 & $50

Virtual; member: $175
Virtual; non-member: $275
Virtual; student: $50


Attention AZVT members - to receive the member rate, you MUST use your primary email address associated with your membership profile when registering on Cvent.

In-person registration closes September 22nd
Virtual registration closes October 6th

Additional Conference Info


The Omni Hotel Corpus Christi

Online Reservations

Or by phone: 800-843-6664
Mention the AZVT Conference for our discounted rate!

AZVT Rate: $145-$165/night + taxes [based on occupancy]; available 3 days prior and 3 days post the conference dates.

Check-in: 4 pm
Check-out: 11 am
Luggage storage can be arranged for those arriving/departing outside these hours.

Self-parking: $10/day
Valet: $30/day


Airport: The Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP) is small and easy to navigate. Located 9 miles from the Omni, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to/from the airport.

Hotel Shuttle: Leaves the hotel every hour, on the hour from 6 am to 10 pm or call the hotel from the airport for a pick-up, 361-887-1600. Prearranged airport pick-up can be made when making hotel reservations by providing flight information.

Uber, Lyft, and local taxi service are also available at the airport.

The hotel is within walking distance to many restaurants, bars, and attractions. App based electric scooters are available in the area.


Join us at BUS for a taco bar and outdoor games! BUS is a former Greyhound station turned cool cocktail bar located within walking distance of the Omni Hotel.

King Ranch / NNTRC Tour

AM & PM tours will be offered to the famous King Ranch and the National Natural Toxin Research Center (NNTRC), both located in Kingsville, TX. 

Transportation & lunch provided, $35


Post-Conference Trip

Spend the day at SeaWorld San Antonio getting an exclusive guided tour of each animal area including some fun animal interactions!

Two registration options:
Provided transportation, $50
Self transportation, $25


General Information

Average October temperatures in Corpus Christi are 68-80 F. Visit Corpus Christi to help plan your trip to include other local activities.

Visit the AZVT Communications Facebook group - connect with other attendees

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