With more than 15 years of experience working in emergency veterinary medicine, Dr. Jennifer Creed most recently worked at Emergency Veterinary Services in Lisle, Illinois. Since 1993, Dr. Jennifer Creed has maintained membership with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Established in 1863, the AVMA is a nonprofit organization that represents more than 88,000 veterinarians. It advocates for its members and seeks to improve the practice of veterinary medicine. The AVMA also serves as the accrediting body for more than 45 veterinary colleges.
One of the ways the AVMA is able to reach out to its members is through its annual convention. This year’s conference was held on August 5 – 9, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas. The annual convention features a variety of exhibitors, all showcasing their products, equipment, and services for those interested in veterinary medicine and care. In addition, the convention typically offers hands-on labs, lectures, and interactive sessions, so members can learn first-hand about trends in the industry. Attendees also have an opportunity to fulfill continuing education (CE) requirements and network with others. The 2017 convention is scheduled for July 21 – 25 in Indianapolis, Indiana.