Fetch dvm360 conference FAQs

Have a question about Fetch dvm360 conference? Find the answer here! If your question is not listed, please feel free to drop us a line.


How many hours of CE can I get?

The numbers of hours you get from a Fetch dvm360 conference depends on the location you’re going to, but typically you can expect to get a maximum of 29 hours at an event.

Is Fetch dvm360 conference education RACE approved?

Yes! For the past 30 years (back when we were CVC up until the present), all of our conference education has been RACE approved. Programs are submitted and approved for RACE accreditation closer to the event.

Currently, the 2018 Fetch dvm360 in San Diego program has been approved for a maximum of 28 hours of credit for veterinarians in full attendance and 28 hours of credit for technicians over four days in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval.

(Quick note: You’ll want to check with your state’s board for the number of hours it approves. Some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.)

What about other licenses?NYSED Approved

Fetch dvm360 conference is approved to provide continuing education to New York State licenses.

Our practice management courses are also applicable toward the continuing education requirement for the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager program offered by the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association.

What if I’m licensed in Texas?

Because veterinarians licensed in Texas need to track each seminar hour attend on a CE checklist, after you sign in, stop by the information desk to sign in and pick up your checklist. Before you leave, you must return your completed checklist to the registration desk and sign out on the sheet provided. A Fetch dvm360 staff member will verify your hours and give you a signed CE Certificate of Attendance. This is really important! Don’t leave without your certificate—we can’t mail it to you.

Where do I get my CE form?

You can get your CE form a couple different ways. You’ll find a printed copy in the back of your Go Guide (which is located in the fun tote you get at registration). Additionally, you’ll be able to find a link to the CE form through the Fetch dvm360 app. A link to a fillable PDF of the CE form can also be emailed to you after you attend the conference.

Conference details

When does registration open?

Registration for our Baltimore 2019 conference is open! Registration for Kansas City and San Diego in 2019 will be open before the end of the year.

What is the cost?

It depends on when you register, what your role is and how long you want to attend! The earlier you register, the more money you save.

A basic, four-day registration for veterinarians is $679. For technicians and practice managers, its $459. (That’ll be less money if you register early and could change a little depending whether you have any add-ons.) See registration forms and the online registration system for a more specific breakdown!

Where can I see the schedule?

The best place to look at the current, most up-to-date version of the schedule, is online. You can find the current session guides here.

Once you’re registered, the Fetch dvm360 app also has the complete list of sessions available. Using the app, you can plan and save all the sessions you’re interested in. After you register on site, you’ll also receive a printed version of the schedule, but be aware: Details often change after the guide has been sent to the printer. So the electronic schedules are always a good place to double check your information.

What are registration desk hours?

Hours will vary depending on location, but in general, the registration desk will open the morning the conference begins. It will always open before morning sessions start and remain open a little after sessions end for the evening.

What are exhibit hall hours?

Exhibit hall hours will vary depending on location, but you can expect the hall to open in the morning on the second day of the conference. It will stay open until the afternoon on the last day of the conference. Your conference materials and emails will give you exact times for your location.

What if I have accessibility concerns?

We want everyone to feel welcome at Fetch dvm360 conference. Please indicate any special needs on your registration form, and we’ll contact you for any additional information and make every effort to meet your needs. You can also contact the Fetch dvm360 conference team directly for additional questions about needs.


How do I book a hotel?

You can book a hotel through our official conference partner, CMR. This is a third-party group who helps us find the best locations and prices for each of our conferences. To find out the what, where, how, go to the city page for the location you want to attend, and you’ll find all the information you need!

Book a hotel for a Fetch dvm360 in Baltimore here.

Hotels for Kansas City aren’t available quite yet, but you can put your name on a list and we’ll contact you when they’re available. Sign up here.

What if I have changes or need to cancel?

If you need to make changes to your reservation or have any reservation questions, you’ll want to do that through CMR directly. Same goes for cancellations. Starting one week before the conference, you’ll want to make any changes directly with the hotel where you are staying.


Can I bring a spouse, friend, child?

Guests (e.g., spouses, significant others, children) are defined as people—not pets, sorry—who don’t work in the veterinary industry. They’ll receive complimentary exhibit hall-only badges (which means no access to sessions). On-site guest badges are $5. Children ages 10-18 receive free badges and children under 10 don’t need no stinkin’ badges.

Can I bring a dog?

Sorry, companion pets are not allowed in the Fetch dvm360 conference exhibit hall. Let us know if you have a service animal who needs accommodations!

Can someone on my team (or a veterinarian) get access to just the exhibit hall?

All veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and team members who are affiliated with a practice and/or not working for an industry company can get exhibit hall-only badges for a $45 fee. If these guests want to attend sessions, they’ll need to register!

Proceedings and audio recordings

How do I find session proceedings?

Registered attendees—including veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, students and spouses attending seminars—receive free downloadable proceedings. You’ll get a link to proceedings in an email before the event. Proceedings will also be available on jump drives on site. Visit the registration desk for additional information on proceedings.

What if I want audio recordings?

All Fetch sessions are available in digital audio format. You can either purchase all the audio from a conference or select specific tracks. You will receive a handout with audio purchasing options in your tote bag after you register on site. You can also order audio below:

2018 Fetch dvm360 San Diego
2018 Fetch dvm360 Kansas City
2018 Fetch dvm360 Virginia Beach

Additional audio recordings from CVC conventions back to 2012 are available. Give us a call at 800-255-6864 ext. 6 for assistance.

HospitalDesign360 conference

Do I get proceedings?

Yep! A HospitalDesign360 proceedings book is included with your registration.

Can you walk me through a one-on-one consultation?

The HospitalDesign360 conference faculty is here to help you make smart decisions for your unique project. During consultations, you can discuss your project with one of our award-winning architects or architectural engineers who specialize in veterinary hospital design. Each attendee will receive a one-on-one 30-minute consultation. This is a $250 value and is included with your three-day registration.

You can also gather financial advice from a CPA whose business is dedicated to the veterinary profession—a bargain at $100, and available only to our attendees.

Go to the HospitalDesign360 page to see a list of who’s speaking for us! And click here for a list of items the HospitalDesign360 conference faculty recommends bringing to your consultation.

The consultation schedule fills quickly, so register early!