VETERINARY TECHNICIAN CASE REPORT CHALLENGE - Back Again This Year!
SWVS’s Veterinary Technician Case Report Challenge Offers Valuable Feedback from Experts, Bragging Rights & Prizes at SWVS 2023
Have you always wondered if you would be a good public speaker? Do you want to start lecturing but have no idea where to begin or how to start? The 2023 SWVS Veterinary Technician Case Report Challenges may be the start of your public speaking career in veterinary medicine. Join us at SWVS 2023 September 21-24, 2023, in San Antonio, TX for the Veterinary Technician Case Report Challenge!
Candidates are required to be credentialed veterinary technicians and a member in good standing within their state. Candidates are required to have little to no previous, paid lecturing experience. This will be a positive learning experience for all. We are looking for unique and interesting case management and nursing care scenarios. No limitation to species or case type. Everyone is welcome!
The case the candidate wishes to submit must be reviewed by a DVM or board-certified specialist to ensure the material is of the highest quality. A committee will review all case outlines to determine who will be selected to present their case report at SWVS. Each candidate will be evaluated based on unique qualities of their case, presentation quality, ability to present within the allotted time, and their response to the audience’s questions. The winner of the case report challenge will be determined by a panel of judges and a prize will be awarded to that individual.
Please fill out this application and submit it with your case outline. Deadline for outline submission is Thursday, June 30, 2023. Click here for full guidelines.
fIRST-TIME ATTENDEE ORIENTATION
Thursday, September 21st, 3:00pm - 3:30pm, Room 007CD
SWVS invites all first-time attendees to come together and experience our southern hospitality Thursday evening for a brief reception hosted by our Board of Managers. Enjoy complimentary food and drinks and meet new colleagues as you network with other first-time attendees and become oriented with our symposium.
COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE & PASTRIES
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 7:00am – 8:00am, Fountain View on the Second Floor
SWVS southern hospitality begins each morning with complimentary refreshments. Come together with your colleagues and make new friends as you enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea with pastries before heading to class.
ANIMAL PRESENTATION BY THE SAN ANTONIO ZOO AMBASSADOR TEAM
Friday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd, 9:55am – 10:30am, Exhibit Hall 4 SWVS Central
Join the San Antonio Zoo Ambassador Team at SWVS Central in the Exhibit Hall. Each presentation is different, so be sure to join us!
Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sunday: Open During Conference Hours, Room 008B
A quiet zone for any registered attendee. It is meant to create peace, tranquility, and focus. The type of break we could all use, right? The purpose of having a separate room for this is to provide our attendees an escape and a chance to hang out away from meetings for a bit. No talking, food or drink allowed.
EXHIBIT HALL "20TH ANNIVERSARY"
Thursday, September 21st: 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Exhibit Hall 4
Join us for a drink and entertainment as we kick-off the first day of SWVS 2023 inside the Exhibit Hall. (A complimentary drink is included in your professional registration fees) This is a great way to start your SWVS experience and get a taste of Southern Hospitality all while mingling with Exhibitors.
We have a fun way for SWVS attendees and exhibitors to network while earning a chance to win awesome prizes. To play, simply find a participating booth and have your badge scanned at the participating booth. Once you have completed the Scavenger Hunt you will be automatically entered in the Scavenger Hunt drawings for the chance to win fabulous prizes.
The Scavenger Hunt has proven to be a successful venture for our exhibitors as well. Exhibitors will drive engagement, and collect valuable leads by participating in this program. In the past, feedback from exhibitors has been overwhelmingly positive and brands have used it as a great way to make connections and start conversations.
If your company would like to participate in the 2023 Scavenger Hunt, contact email@example.com.
Thursday, September 21st 2:00pm - 5:30pm, Friday, September 22nd 9:30am – 5:00pm, Saturday, September 23rd 9:30am – 5:00pm
Need a quick break and a snack? Want to learn more about IDEXX? Join them in their lounge located in the Fountain View area on the Second Floor.
Sunday, September 24th: 7:00am – 7:50am, Room 007CD
Come together and worship the Lord. All SWVS attendees and guests are welcome to begin the day at the Christian Veterinary Mission Ecumenical Worship Service. Join us Sunday morning as we assemble together to glorify God through His Word and inspirational message. Coffee, tea, and pastries will be served. Complimentary, no ticket required.
SHOW US YOUR BADGE DISCOUNTS
With so many dining and entertainment options in San Antonio, it can be hard to decide where to start exploring. Luckily, with the Show Us Your Badge program, SWVS 2023 attendees can receive discounts and special offers at over 50 restaurants and nightlife establishments in downtown San Antonio, simply by showing their conference badge.
Click Here to download a full listing of Show Us Your Badge
HENRY B. GONZALEZ CONVENTION CENTER VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER
"The Convention Concierge", the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau Kiosk, is located on-site near the SWVS Registration center. The San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau Kiosk is available to assist you with information on dinner reservations, tickets, shopping, tours and travel to all the exciting sites in San Antonio and the surrounding area.
SWVS T-SHIRTS FOR SALE
$20 each S, M, L, XL and $25 each XXL, XXXL, XXXXL
Celebrate our 20th Anniversary with a SWVS 2023 T-Shirt. Limited amount will be available for sale onsite so please purchase when you register for SWVS 2023. Click on the t-shirts to see them enlarged.