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2019 Conference - Cheyenne Mt. Zoo

    • 23 Sep 2019
    • (MDT)
    • 26 Sep 2019
    • (MDT)
    • Colorado Springs, CO
    • 11
    Registration is closed

      Sep 23rd:
       Wet labs : Cytology / Training / Hoofcare
       Ice Breaker @ Phantom Canyon Brewing Company [evening]

      Sep 24
       All Day Presentations [at hotel]
      Sep 25th:
       Zoo Day! Presentations and Business Meeting

      Sep 26th:
       All Day presentations [at hotel]
       Banquet [evening, at zoo]
      Sep 27
       Post Conference Trip to Denver Zoo

(Subject to change)

AZVT Member, $225; Non-Member, $275;
Single Day, $75; Student, $200

Tentative Schedule:

Sept 22nd - AM, AVZMT Exam
                    PM, Exec Committee Meeting

Sept 23rd - Wet Labs (3 options)
                   PM, Icebreaker [Phantom Canyon]

Sept 24th - Lectures

Sept 25th - Lectures and Zoo Day

Sept 26th - Lectures and Banquet

Sept 27th - Post Conference Trip

Conference Questions? Try the AZVT chat group on Facebook. Or email DeeAnn.


DoubleTree Inn by Hilton-Colorado Springs
Rates from $149/night

  • Free Parking
  • Free Airport Shuttle (Colorado Springs)
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Recreation area with pool


Options include Denver International Airport (DIA) or Colorado Springs Airport (COS).

COS - flights are generally more expensive.
DIA - 90 miles away from hotel

Airport shuttles between Denver/Colorado Springs:
Groome Transportation
Colorado Shuttle
Transit Van Shuttle
Shuttle Fare
Airport Parking Reservations


Denver Zoo is an 80-acre facility, founded in 1896 with the adoption of an orphaned black bear. With the construction of Bear Mountain, Denver Zoo became one the the first zoos in the US to adopt natural enclosures. Denver Zoo is AZA accredited and a member of WAZA.
  8 am: depart hotel
  9:30 am: arrive zoo
  10 am-3:30 pm: tour zoo, lunch (on own),
                            gift shop
  4 pm: depart zoo
  5:30 pm: arrive hotel     

Visit Pueblo Zoo for FREE with your AZVT conference name badge! Sept 21-29. Thanks Pueblo Zoo!!

Hungry? These might help!

Have a day to fill? How about a day trip?

Showing up early? Sticking around after? Check out these extended trip ideas!


The Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society was founded in 1926 by philanthropist Spencer Penrose to house his growing collection of exotic animals. In 1938, after substantial development, Mr. Penrose deeded the Zoo as a non-profit public trust to the people of Colorado Springs. This trust was deemed “for the sole purpose of establishing and maintaining a zoological park to provide recreation, education, conservation and scientific facilities in the field of zoology and related subjects, and to preserve the Zoo in perpetuity for the people of the Pikes Peak region.”

We’re excited to not only show you our current facility but to introduce you to our new Water’s Edge: Africa exhibit which will be opening in 2019.

Colorado Springs is located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, and its many trails and parks, makes Colorado Springs a popular destination for tourists seeking scenery, rock formations and other unique geological features, like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods Park, The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and Cave Of The Winds Mountain Park.

Colorado is known for 4-weather days in which you can experience Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, all in the same day so it’s always best to dress in layers and be ready for anything. Average temperatures in September is in the mid-70s and with paired with Colorado’s famous 300 days of sun a year, it can feel warmer but keep in mind that at 6714 feet, the elevation has something to say about the temperature!

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