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Veterinary Innovation Summit 

Veterinarians today are playing a more significant role and having a more substantial impact on the world than ever before. They are developing new therapies to treat cancer, containing the spread of disease, supporting disabled people through animal assistance programs, promoting the human-animal bond, combating climate change and addressing food security. Veterinarians are quite literally transforming the lives of people and our society each and every day.

  • Investigate the trends and technologies that impact the profession during panel discussions and breakout sessions.
  • Learn about the global impact of veterinarians and explore organizational growth during an innovation showcase.
  • Connect with others during structured partnering sessions that encourage joint discovery.

Why attend

Program overview

Future Plans

Why People Enjoy our event

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Why attend 

We are entering an incredibly exciting time for our profession. The acceleration of technologies presents veterinarians with the opportunity to deliver more personalized, accessible and ultimately impactful care to all species and stakeholders. However, the traditional approaches to education, research, and service are proving no longer sufficient. Our care model is outdated, student debt is overburdening, career diversity is limited and veterinary fulfillment and career satisfaction remains too low.

A new model of learning is required; one which harnesses the disruptors working at the fringes of our profession, focuses on their potential impact, works in collaboration with the industry and provides training for both current students and the existing generation of practitioners in these emerging fields. Achieving this requires a new platform to engage our existing profession and invite new collaborators.

The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences joined forces with the NAVC to introduce this new model to you: the Veterinary Innovation Summit. You won’t want to miss it!

Program overview 

The Veterinary Innovation Summit is a collision of different ideas, technologies, organizations, and people that are all committed to advancing the future of the veterinary profession. The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC), Veterinary Innovation Council (VIC) and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (TAMU) have collaborated to create this unique and immersive program that will challenge the status quo while developing a mindset and skills to thrive in this world of innovation and change.

Veterinarians are quite literally transforming the lives of people and our society each and every day!

Each theme will feature 3-4 keynote speakers who will deliver TED-Style talks or panel discussions designed to expand the perspectives and minds of participants. After gaining this foundational knowledge, participants will move into smaller breakout sessions that have been designed to provide participants with the knowledge and expertise to turn these ideas into action.

There are six types of breakout sessions for attendees to choose from and as attendees, you will be able to mix and match sessions so you can create the most valuable experience for yourself and your team.

  • AI and Big Data
  • How AI, Alexa, and Google Home Bring a Veterinarian Into Every Living Room
  • Experiences from Not One More Vet
  • Working Dogs
  • Telemedicine
  • Blockchain
  • Technology’s Impact on Individual Business Models

Future Plans 

This April, we’ll celebrate, explore and enhance the Veterinary impact on the world at the Veterinary Innovation Summit. You won’t want to miss it!

Why people enjoy our event 

"The VIS really challenged my way of thinking. It has allowed me to use my DVM skills and my critical thinking skills in order to problem solve more efficiently."

"The enthusiasm, breadth of expertise and background of speakers, opportunities to network and meet future collaborators"

"The positive energy. It's that type of collective energy that generates positive change."

"The fact that everyone was excited to be there and was excited to learn why I was there. As opposed to a "normal" conference where everyone is there to check off their CE credits."

"Meeting and networking with people from many different industries and countries, as well being exposed to all of theinnovative ideas in the pipeline."