COVID-19 Update

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the AHVMA is closely monitoring its spread and impact on veterinarians and our families. On behalf of our members and the holistic veterinary community, we’re working to bring you the resources and answers you need during this critical time. However, as stated in our communication of March 17, there is little that we can add to what you are seeing from the AVMA and your state VMAs, and we don’t want to overload your already full in-boxes. We have included some AVMA resources at the bottom of this message.

We understand how important continuing education is to your professional development, and that’s why we are proceeding with plans for the 2020 AHVMA Conference & Exhibition to take place as scheduled. Your health and safety are our priority, and as new details emerge, we will continue to communicate them to you immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When is the 2020 AHVMA Conference?

The 2020 AHVMA Annual Conference & Exhibition is scheduled for 24-27 September 2020 in Grapevine Texas

I’m not sure if I am able to attend. What is the deadline for registration?

Given the uncertainties in the world, we have extended the “early bird” discounted rate to July 31 to allow you more time. The cancellation with full refund period is very liberal, and has also been shifted to July 31. From August 1 to August 31, there will be a 50% refund, and after September 1 there will be no refund.

 If my plans change, can I cancel my room reservation?

The Gaylord policy on room reservations is full refund if cancelled prior to 72 hours in advance of arrival.

Will I earn CE at the Conference?

AHVMA has over 98 hours of lectures. We have applied for RACE approval for the majority of this content. We normally receive approval for our program.  

Business Resources

to help you continue to deliver care during COVID-19
(courtesy of AVMA)

The Coronavirus Response Business Toolkit
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s toolkit includes guidelines on how small business owners can ensure they are keeping their customers and employees safe. You’ll also find a business preparedness checklist to help you figure out what to prioritize and to create a plan of communication for your employees. Get the toolkit >

Disaster Assistance Loans from the SBA
The Small Business Association (SBA) announced it would offer disaster assistance loans for up to $2 million for small businesses affected by the coronavirus. These low-interest loans are available to businesses that have sustained “substantial economic injury” due to the spread of the coronavirus. The money can be used to pay outstanding debts, payroll, and any other bills. While small businesses that have access to credit are not eligible, those with no available credit qualify for an interest rate of 3.75%, and nonprofits will have an interest rate of 2.75%. Read more >

Disaster Help Desk for Small Businesses
The U.S. Chamber Foundation has a disaster help desk that acts as an information concierge to assist small businesses with disaster readiness, relief, and long-term recovery. They also have a business resiliency toolbox with resources to help companies address preparedness issues while building in flexibility to handle potential business interruptions. Read more >