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2024 APVMA Symposium

March 8-9, 2024 • NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine

The annual American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (APVMA) Symposium is designed to expose pre-veterinary students to the diversity of the profession, while also providing networking opportunities. Representatives from various colleges of veterinary medicine will be in attendance to familiarize students with their schools, as well as educate students of the opportunities available at each school.

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine will host 600 pre-veterinary students March 8th through 9th for the 2024 symposium. With lectures and labs led by experts in the field, students will be exposed to common practices and advanced techniques in the veterinary profession.

Friday, March 8th

  • 3:00PM-6:00PM • Check In at the Hilton Raleigh North Hills
  • 6:00PM-8:00PM • Dinner hosted by St. George’s University at the Hilton Raleigh North Hills Grand Ballroom
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM • Scavenger Hunt
  • 8:30PM-10:00PM • Pre-Vet Olympics & Anatomy Bowl

Saturday, March 9th

  • 6:00AM-7:30AM • Transportation from the Hilton to the NCSU CVM
  • 7:00AM-7:45AM • Breakfast at the NCSU CVM
  • 8:00AM-5:00PM • Lectures & Labs
  • 4:30PM-6:00PM • Transportation from the NCSU CVM to the Hilton
  • 6:30PM-8:30PM • Dinner hosted by Ross University at the Hilton Raleigh North Hills Grand Ballroom
  • 9:30PM-11:00PM • APVMA After Party
9:00AM-9:50AMEquine Orthopedics: Why Are Horses "Lame"?Window Into Health: Exotic Amphibian ManagementResearch Veterinarians: Pioneering the FutureCareers In Government PanelNavigating the VMCAS**
10:00AM-10:50AMBone Marrow Transplants In Small AnimalsHow to Own and Operate a Food Animal ClinicFirst In Flight: Avian MedicineCombatting Pet AnxietyCareer Mapping: Your Pre-Veterinary Journey
11:00AM-11:50AMProtecting Your Mental HealthBecoming a Veterinary SurgeonMore Than a Mouse Doctor: Laboratory Animal MedicineCarnivore Case StudiesMock Interviews
1:00PM-1:50PMBattling Pet Obesity In the United StatesWindow Into Health: Exotic Amphibian ManagementAutoimmune Skin Diseases in Small AnimalsBecoming a Competitive International DVM Candidate PanelMock Interviews
2:00PM-2:50PMVeterinary ForensicsSaving the Strays Through Shelter MedicineVeterinary Pharmaceuticals in Animal AgricultureProtecting Your Mental HealthCareers In Military
3:00PM-3:50PMSmall Animal Emergency Case StudiesRadiology 101A Career In Veterinary Public HealthCommon Mistakes to Avoid for DVM Applicants PanelCareer Mapping: Your Pre-Veterinary Journey
4:00PM-4:50PMVeterinary Care for the Scaley and FeatheredCalf Nutrition and ManagementNavigating the VMCAS**

**Upperclassmen Only

Anatomy LabClinical Skills LabRB101Necropsy SuiteSim LabRiddickSmall Ruminant UnitEquine UnitSwine Unit
8:00AM-9:50AMPig Heart Dissection*Suture Lab**Canine Rehab Therapy LabTurtle Handling and Physical Exam*
8:30AM-10:20AMInjections and Drug CalculationsSmall Ruminant ManagementEquine Muscle Painting and HandlingSwine Husbandry and Management
10:10AM-12:00PMSheep Brain Dissection*Suture Lab**Canine Physical Exam Lab*Turtle Handling and Physical Exam*
1:00PM-2:50PMFish Necropsy: Anatomy and Gross PathologyHematology LabSwine NecropsySurgical Gowning, Gloving, and Draping**
3:10PM-5:00PMHematology LabCanine CPR Lab**

*Underclassmen Only | **Upperclassmen Only

The Hilton Raleigh North Hills will serve as the primary hotel for the symposium. A block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted group rate for attendees. The room rates are as follows:

  • Single & Double Occupancy – $123 + tax per night
  • Triple Occupancy – $133 + tax per night

In order to receive the group rate, reservations must be made by Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

In the event that the Hilton sells out of rooms, the Comfort Inn Raleigh Midtown will serve as the backup hotel. The room rate for the Comfort Inn will be $95 + tax per night for single or double occupancy. To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at (919) 828-1813 and reference the APVMA Symposium. In order to receive the group rate, reservations must be made by Thursday, February 29, 2024.