Track Information

We will have seven tracks at Symposium this year! Equine, Production Animal, Small Animal, Exotic & Lab Animal, Zoo & Wildlife, Research, and Business & Leadership.

  • More than 90 lectures planned
  • More than 30 instructional labs planned
  • Students will have access to ALL labs for no additional cost, and have access to this material for 6 weeks after the Symposium dates.
Equine Track

We are very excited to present the SAVMA Symposium 2021 Equine Track. We have worked hard to put together 5 virtual wet-labs and 11 pre-recorded lectures. Our aim was to provide material relevant to all areas of equine practice, including theriogenology, medicine, surgery, sports medicine, and general practice. Our labs and lectures feature many of our talented KSU equine clinicians along with lectures from clinicians at private practices across the country. Whether you are hoping to pursue a career in equine-exclusive practice or just want to learn a little more about horses, we believe that there is something new we all can learn from these awesome presentations. Enjoy! Learn more…

Production Animal Track

From cows to chickens and clients to cash flow, there is something for everyone in the Production Animal Track!  Your role as a production animal veterinarian is complex.  It requires a focus on herd health and keeping the US food supply safe, but it also lends itself towards an empathetic heart with the desire to serve on your client’s management team to help them meet their goals.  Join us in watching lectures from some of the industry’s most innovative minds on a variety of business and veterinary medicine topics to help you maximize your potential! Learn more…

Small Animal Track

Welcome to the Small Animal portion for SAVMA Symposium 2021! We are delighted to offer a variety of topics in small animal medicine, including fear free handling, nutrition, and more. We invite you to complete your CAETA Euthanasia certificate while you’re here, a 10 credit course provided by Dr. Kathy Cooney. Many of our speakers are specialists in the topics they are presenting, so whether you’re interested in dermatology, ophthalmology, behavior, or anything else, we have a comprehensive list of topics for your education. Thank you for your participation! Learn more…

Exotic & Lab Animal Track

Welcome to the Exotic/Lab Animal Track! Dive into your wild side with some exciting lectures on exotic companion medicine and lab animal medicine. We cover everything from the basics to the advanced. Come learn about small mammals, birds, reptiles, primates, and even fish! Check out our informative wet lab videos on conducting physical exams on ferrets, rabbits, snakes, and chelonians, to name a few. We also have some vet med stars lined up to present, such as Dr. Susan Kelleher from Nat Geo Wild and Dr. Justin Thomason discussing Zelda, the famous pacemaker ferret! Need a break from talks about practicing medicine? We also have you covered with a lecture on how to incorporate exotics into your practice by our own Dr. James Carpenter and an overview of the animal program at the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility from Dr. Maggie Behnke. Whether you’re interested in aquaculture, avian medicine, small mammal surgery, or career options within lab animal medicine, this is the place to be! Learn more…

Zoo & Wildlife Track

Welcome to the 2021 Zoo/Wildlife track! We will host lectures and wet-labs covering a wide variety of wildlife and zoo topics, featuring our very own Dr. Carpenter introducing Primate Medicine and Dr. Winter presenting Zoo Dentistry cases. You can learn Wildlife Parasitology diagnostic skills and references with Dr. Herrin and the basics of raptor species identification, handling tips, and wing wrapping techniques with Vanessa Avara at Mildford Nature Center. Experience a taste of the ever-expanding wild world of zoo and wildlife veterinary medicine. Learn more…

Research Track

Hello and welcome to the 2021 SAVMA Symposium Research Track! You will hear from lecturers speaking on a wide array of topics from the One Health approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, to the veterinarian’s role in honey bee care. You’ll hear from PhD’s, DVM’s, and dual DVM/PhD professionals who are top in their field and utilize research as a means to improve the welfare of people, animals, and insects alike. Research is the backbone of all medical and scientific advancements; come and learn what new advancements are on the horizon of veterinary research! Learn more…

Business & Leadership Track

Hello and welcome to the 2021 Business and Leadership Track!  This track will dive deep into business education as well as personal and career development for current and rising leaders in veterinary medicine.  The lectures and workshops provided to you in this track are aimed to promote leadership development by exploring skills in building financial success, buying your first practice, operating social media, tackling student loans and budgeting, navigating your first job, and more!  You will hear from business professionals, empowering veterinarians, and military veterans who are excited to share their experiences with all of you.  Whether you’re a student, a new graduate, or an experienced veterinarian, this track will provide you with all the necessary tools and guidance to become a successful a leader. Enjoy! Learn more…

sd-icon
Sustainability & Diversity

Welcome to our lectures on Sustainability and Diversity!  These lectures are supplemental, and do not fall within a specific track of veterinary medicine, but offer a range important topics.  A few topics in this bonus section of lectures include: perseverance in veterinary medicine, facing discrimination, the importance of diversity and allyship, apiary care, and grain-free diets. Learn more…