The Southwest Veterinary Symposium is a continuing education provider in partnership with the Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas VMAs, and the Texas Association of Registered Veterinary Technicians. We offer more than 400 hours of continuing education + 200 booth exhibit hall and social events available for Technicians, DVMs, CVAs, Office Personnel, Practice Managers and Students, we have it all. We hope to see you in Fort Worth this year!


SWVS Registration and Interactive CE Schedule / Course Descriptions available at



  • One –day registration is back for Technicians, Office Staff, Practice Managers, $50 savings
  • July 10 last day to receive early bird savings on registration

Come Together for some fun-

  • Bring your running shoes – join us for the 2nd annual SWVS Stride 5k Run/Walk event on Saturday am. Great way to start your day!
  • Hill’s “Cowboy Up” Party, Friday night – come ride the mechanical bull!
  • SCANVenger Hunt in the Exhibit Hall – play for a chance to win gift cards!
  • Me and My Monkey – a Beatles cover band live at the Exhibit Hall Reception!

Come Together for great CE-

  • CEEV01 CE Tour of the Fort Worth Zoo Hospital – Friday afternoon, Dr. Nancy Lung and staff will host lectures and an open house tour of the hospital at the Zoo. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn at the Zoo! Transportation provided.
  • DVMT01 TAHC Chronic Wasting Disease Sample Collection Training Lab – this free lab is Saturday afternoon and open to DVMs and Technicians (ticketed course/must RSVP to attend) and covers sample collection and proper documentation for regulatory CWD testing.
  • What’s Your Risk? – presenters share practical information on how to work safe and protect yourself from: Radiation, MRSA, Rabies, Chemotherapy Safety, Leptospirosis, Toxoplasmosis, and Chagas
  • Temple Grandin, PhD / Animal Handling and Chute Systems
  • Nancy Shaffran, CVT, VTS / Pain Management lectures and meet the expert lunch topic

Contact SWVS:

Phone:(972) 664-9800 Fax: 1 (972) 767-3127 Email: info@swvs.org




Continuing Education Opportunities

www.vetmedteam.com  More than 10 hours of free RACE approved CE  available