Updates from the 63rd Annual HVMA Conference

The 63rd Annual Meeting at the Hilton Waikiki Beach was a great success.

This year’s meeting was held in memory of Dr. Allen Y. Miyahara, who played an instrumental role in forming the HVMA as well as mentoring many of our members.

In attendance were 180 veterinarians, 1 student, and 79 technicians and support staff from Hawaii, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Guam and the US mainland. The exhibit hall featured 34 vendors and offered something for everyone.  Our annual business meeting and elections were held on Saturday after lunch.

Highlights from the conference include Dr. Sueda and Carly Crowell speaking about behavior topics as well as our own local experts from VCA Oahu Veterinary Specialty Center: Drs. Lam, White and Atherton on the latest updates in surgery, Internal Medicine and Radiology.

The Saturday pau hana was one to remember with incredible food and hula lessons!

Many thanks to our major sponsors: Abaxis, Bayer, inTrauma, VCA, Veterinary Orthopedic Implants, and Zoetis.

We hope you enjoyed your time with our excellent guest speakers, packed exhibit hall, great food and your friends and colleagues. We would appreciate your feedback on the event. Please take our post-conference survey here.

We look forward to seeing you all next year.

Save the date: October 26-29, 2017.