VMX 2022: A Mini Guide on What to Expect
VMX 2022 is almost here! We can’t wait to see all of what this 5-day event has to offer.
VMX is the world’s leading veterinary conference, taking place every January in sunny Orlando, Florida. It’s a premier event where hundreds of speakers, exhibitors, and educators come together to teach, empower, and inspire veterinary professionals like you.
If you’re gearing up to make an appearance at VMX this year but aren’t 100% sure what to include in your itinerary, take a peek at our condensed guide below to get some ideas.
What’s in Store at VMX 2022
Boasting over 940 potential hours of continuing education, countless virtual learning opportunities, hundreds of exhibitors, and some incredible speakers, VMX 2022 is where you want to be to kick off the new year. Staff at all levels of your veterinary practice will find something impactful and valuable to take away from this conference.
Here’s a preview of what you might want to check out.
VMX is hosting 350 skilled and compelling speakers from all around the globe—including our very own Bill Schroeder.
Listen, learn, and be inspired by this impressive lineup, which includes:
- Marty Becker, DVM, the father of Fear Free®
- Temple Grandin, animal science professor and autism spokesperson
- Stephen Cital, RVT, SRA, RLAT, VCCS, VTS (LAM) and Speaker of the Year
- Tres Clarke, DVM, DACZM, Senior Staff Veterinarian at SeaWorld San Diego
- Sue Ettinger, also known as Dr. Sue Cancer Vet®
See Bill Schroeder Speak at VMX
Bill will be giving 3 talks on Sunday, January 16th, and each speaking event will earn you CE credits if you attend. If there’s one thing you can expect from a Bill talk, it’s valuable, workable insight. And it certainly won’t be boring. Save room in your schedule to see Bill Schroeder and take further steps toward achieving your practice goals!
Here’s a preview of what Bill will be covering:
- Understanding and Reaching Today’s Pet Owner – 8AM-9:15AM
- Your Reputation Matters: Not Your Typical Reputation Talk – 9:55AM-10:45AM
- Marketing Success: What It Means and How to Set Goals – 12:40PM-1:30PM
VMX will be featuring a bunch of engaging workshops for hands-on learning.
Some of these include:
- Dental Radiology Simplified
- Ultrasound for the Veterinary Nurse and Technician
- Common Canine Soft Tissue Surgery Procedures Workshop
- Fear Free Certification and Interactive Hands-On Workshop
- Rabbit and Rodent Dentistry Workshop
VMX 2022 will also be offering masterclasses, covering topics like critical care, behavior, oncology, dentistry, internal medicine, practice management, and much more.
Here are some of the masterclasses being offered this year:
- Nail Trim “Magic”
- ECG’s: What’s Your Diagnosis?
- Staff Retention with Design Thinking
- Difficult Respiratory Cases: Diagnosis and Treatment
- Think You’ve Got It Handled? Become More Cat Friendly
- Digital Transformation Workshop
Other Modules and Lectures to Consider
But wait, there’s more! Additional topics covered at VMX 2022 that may be of interest to you and your team:
- Veterinary Wellbeing in a Post-Pandemic World
- COVID’s Positive Impact on Animal Welfare
- Wildlife and Conservation Medicine: Top Tips for a Progressive Practice
- Building Your Cultural Competency
- Animal Hoarding: Neglect to the Power of “n”
- Infectious Disease Prevention: Hot Topics
Looking for Entertainment?
Need entertainment ideas outside of VMX? Orlando has no shortage of options. Aside from the many theme parks in and around Orlando, you might also want to check out:
- Kennedy Space Center
- The iconic Madame Tussauds Orlando
- Old Town, a free attraction offering 18 acres of vintage Americana including classic cars, shops, and restaurants
- Disney Springs, a free, open-air shopping, dining, and entertainment district
- There are also plenty of outdoor activities to choose from, like kayaking, airboat tours, and zip lining
Attend VMX 2022 Online with VMX Virtual
VMX is offering virtual, interactive programs and courses for the folks who feel more comfortable experiencing VMX 2022 from the safety and convenience of home. If you’re in that camp, here’s a list of what you can access from your living room:
- Interactive sessions
- VMX OnDemand, which offers recorded CE sessions that can be accessed 24/7 for 60 days after VMX’s start date
- Live speaker presentations
- 340 CE credit hours OnDemand and in scheduled sessions
- VMX Virtual Expo Hall, which features a virtual exhibitor booths
Like the real thing, VMX Virtual has top-notch content for all team members at your practice.
Tips to Make the Most of Your In-Person VMX 2022 Experience
If you’re going to be at VMX in person, here are some tips to make it comfortable, enjoyable, and worth your while:
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Stay hydrated—pack water
- Stay energized—pack light snacks
- Have a plan of where you want to go and when, and stick to it
- Prepare questions ahead of time for workshops and speakers
- Encourage your team members to take notes and discuss what they learned afterward
- Write down key takeaways from the conference and discuss what you and your team can implement at your practice