Take Me to the River!

NCVMA Summer Conference

July 11th - July 14th, 2019

Mark your calendar!

Hotel Ballast
301 N Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

20 hours of quality continuing education

General Information

Join us at the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association’s Summer Veterinary Conference at the beautiful Hotel Ballast in Wilmington, NC.

Pre-registration is required. You may register online at www.ncvma.org, fax the attached form with your credit card number to (919) 851-5859, or mail the form with a check made payable to the NCVMA Summer Veterinary Conference to 1611 Jones Franklin Road, #108, Raleigh, NC 27606.

The Early Bird registration deadline is June 21st. After that date, refunds, less a $75 administrative fee, will be made only upon receipt of a written request. No refunds will be made after July 5, 2019.

******We are green! Conference proceedings will be posted online and emailed prior to the conference beginning. Only limited print quantities will be available at the conference.******


Taking cues from Wilmington’s rich maritime history as well as its progressive present as a modern port city, Hotel Ballast brings new life to the Cape Fear River waterfront. Experience one of the South's most charming shopping destinations - from chic beach boutiques and upscale malls to eclectic emporiums and avant-garde art galleries. You'll find everything here. Whether you're interested in designer or vintage apparel, cutting-edge art, or one-of-a-kind antiques, Wilmington takes retail therapy to new levels.

Wilmington and its island beaches are renowned for some of the South's best restaurants and eateries. Feast on down-home classics such as fried shrimp or pulled pork. Dine outdoors and indulge in excellent seafood creations at a popular riverfront or oceanfront spot. Craft beer aficionados can quench their thirst at local breweries and area top hops spots.

To make room reservations, call (910) 763-5900. The rate is $185.00/night for Historic View rooms, $209.00/night for River View rooms. All rates exclude taxes. Hotel Ballast will make every effort to satisfy specific accommodation requests. The cutoff date for reservations is June 22nd. The hotel room block will fill quickly, so please make your reservations soon. 

Hotel Address: 301 N Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Click here for online hotel reservations

Special Events

Thursday - Lunch: Celebrate the opening of the Exhibit Hall with a friendly Walkabout Lunch! Stroll through the displays, discover new products and services, chat with exhibitors and hey! -- Don’t forget to thank them for their support!. This event is sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim and is complimentary for registered veterinarians/registered guests, but tickets are required.

Thursday - Welcome Reception: Bring the family and enjoy meeting new friends and visiting with old acquaintances. This is a great time to get those NCVMA Industry Council bingo cards signed and stick around for the Industry Council Raffle Drawing! This event sponsored by Zoetis & NCSU-CVM and is complimentary for registered veterinarians and their families. 

Friday - Lunch: Grab lunch from the Exhibit Hall and hang out with the many vendor representatives. You’ll be given another opportunity to win one of the great prizes in the Industry Council Raffle Drawing. This event sponsored by Elanco Animal Health and is complimentary for registered veterinarians/registered guests, but tickets are required.

Friday - Awards & Installation Celebration: Kick off your Friday night before exploring the area and join us as we celebrate the installation of officers for 2019-2020 and recognize award recipients for 2019. Dress code is nice resort casual attire. This event is sponsored by Merck Animal Health.  Ticket price includes cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are required and cost $40 per couple, $25 each for individual adult, and children age 12 and under are $15 each. 

Saturday - Friends of NCVMA Foundation Business Luncheon: Tickets are required and cost $15 each.

Registration Fees

Registering by June 21/June 22-July 5/On-site
Veterinarian (Any State VMA Member) $385/$445/$505
Veterinarian (Nonmember)* $575/$635/$695
Veterinarian - 2016, 2017, 2018 Graduates $225/$250/$275
Veterinarian - NCVMA Life Member $225/$250/$275
Veterinarian 2019 Graduate No Charge, Complimentary
Technician/Staff $230/$255/$280
Veterinary Student/Technician Student No Charge, Complimentary
Veterinarian One-Day Registration Options:
Member (Thurs/Fri, 12 hours CE) $300/$360/$420
Member (Sat/Sun, 8 hours CE) $200/$260/$320
Nonmember (Thurs/Fri, 12 hours CE) $415/$475/$535
Nonmember (Sat/Sun, 8 hours CE) $275/$335/$395
Spouse/Guest Registration $130/$170/$210

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Tentative Schedule

Online Registration CLOSED

Conference questions?

Contact Anne Cavender, NCVMA, 919-851-5850/800‐446‐2862
Email: anne@ncvma.org

NC Veterinary Medical Association
1611 Jones Franklin Road, Suite 108
Raleigh, NC 27606-3376
Tel: (919) 851-5850
Fax: (919) 851-5859
Email: ncvma96@ncvma.org