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2019 AAFV Conference

2019 AAFV Conference

September 29 & 30 (Sunday & Monday), 2019

Join us for the 2019 American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Annual Conference Concurrent with ExoticsCon (the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, the Association of Avian Veterinarians, and the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians), NAG and AAFV on Sept 27 – October 5, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. 

We are excited to be a part of this joint conference and hope you will be as well. This event will bring together the best exotic pet, zoo and wildlife veterinarians to contribute to the scientific, continuing education, networking and hands-on learning that make our careers enriching and fulfilling.

 Click HERE for the Current AAFV Conference Schedule

2 Wet Labs - Handling, Sedation and Clinical Diagnostic
Techniques for Fish and Introduction to Invertebrates!

15 Presentations featuring 11 Aquatic Veterinary Experts!

In addition to our schedule of labs and sessions, you will have the opportunity to
also participate in these AAZV, AEMV, AAV and ARAV events:
Look under REGISTRATIONS on booking options.

AAZV/AEMV/ARAV/AAV Conference Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Trade Show Wednesday, Thursday

Icebreaker, Sunday at City Museum

Student reception

St. Louis Zoo Tour, Auction and Banquet, Tuesday

To see AAZV and ExoticsCon information, please visit their websites  

Additional Conference Information will be posted as details are confirmed.



*Registration will not open until July 1

*Wet Lab Registration is separate from Conference Registration

*Registration for AAFV Conference - you will have any combination of these options:
Sunday AAFV labs
Sunday Ice Breaker
Zoo Tour/Auction/Banquet

Monday AAFV Sessions registration will also include any AAZV/AEMV/ARAV/AVA Monday sessions.

*AAZV Annual Conference Concurrent with ExoticsCon registration 
will be through AAZV, AEMV, ARAV, AVA
If you register for the Monday- Friday Conference, this includes AAFV Monday sessions.
Visit the individual organizations' websites for more information


AAZV has procured a Conference discount at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Missouri

Use this link for booking

The Hyatt Regency will be the site for the scientific sessions and meetings.  Please book your
room in the hotel early to ensure your space. The discounted room rate will often run out. 
To reserve your room, it is easiest to use the link to the conference hotel.
This will automatically add the "discount code” to your hotel booking.
Visit for more information


We look forward to seeing you in September! 








AAFV 5th Annual COnference (with ISAAH), Sept 2018, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

AAFV 4th Annual Conference (Joint with AAZV/ARAV/AEMV/NAG), Sept 2017, Dallas

AAFV 3rd Annual Conference, April 2016, North Carolina Aquarium

AAFV 2nd Annual Conference, April 2015, Shedd Aquarium

AAFV 1st Anual Conference, April 2014, Shepherdstown, WV