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Join Us! . . in New Orleans, Louisiana for the 35th Annual Conference of the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV). AAV is more than just a continuing education conference; it is a scientific conference with the best in cutting edge information for avian medicine, surgery, welfare and conservation. This year the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV) and the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) will be joining AAV, providing a pre-conference covering small exotic mammal and reptile medicine and AEMV will be providing a small mammal hands-on laboratory session. We also have the American Association of Fish Veterinarians joining us, providing both a master class in fish medicine and a practical hands on laboratory. Get all the CE you need in one great conference while networking with other exotic animal practitioners in a safe and fun city at a fabulous hotel. The Sheraton New Orleans is offering a discounted rate of $139 for a single/double/triple/quad room.

We are so thrilled to be meeting in the exciting city of New Orleans - a city where cultures collide in a brilliant explosion of flavors, emotions, and sounds. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, home to Creole cuisine and rich with history and culture. With more than $1.57 billion worth of improvements to the city in 2013, New Orleans remains an authentic destination, a place like no other. It’s a place of chefs and delectable cuisine and a unique blend of French, Spanish, Caribbean and African cultural influences in architecture, food, people and music. With more than 1,300 restaurants, the city offers one of the most incredible – and incredibly diverse – concentrations of exceptional dining and unforgettable cuisine in the world. 


Because most of the city’s restaurants, attractions, tours, accommodations and event venues are 

within walking distance of each other, it’s easy to get around the “Big Easy” and is the perfect 

setting for networking. Within the 12-blocks of the historic French Quarter, come enjoy the charm 

of New Orleans, all while attending the AAV Conference. New Orleans combines big city choices with small town friendliness. Your exploration of the many sensory extravagances that endure in the unique city of New Orleans begins here – enjoy the journey and laissez les bons temps rouler – let the good times roll! 


Don’t forget, we have a great line-up of educational sessions and a terrific expo for you! Plan to stay the whole week to get the most out of your attendance. Registration prices
include several different options from which to choose. As we do every year, we are offering a variety of programs, master classes, hands-on workshops as well as social events—including a Kick-Off event, conservation program, Monday Night social in the exhibit hall, and President’s Reception—to ensure that your trip is both educational and fun. Your family is guaranteed to have a great time, too, at this year’s exciting guest program.

So don’t delay. Check out the details, and sign up today. Reserve a spot at what will be the most comprehensive avian conference yet in one of the most exciting and fun cities in the country. 


Looking forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

Sharman Hoppes, DVM

Immediate Past-President and Conference Chair

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