The 134th NJVMA Annual Meeting


Please join us on March 9 – 11 for the 134th NJVMA Annual Meeting. The NJVMA Annual Meeting features excellent Continuing Education (CE) in a realized, collegial atmosphere. The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Princeton, NJ from Friday, March 9 – Sunday, March 11, 2018.

Important Deadlines
Early Bird Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018
Cancellation Deadline: February 19, 2018

Continuing Education Hours
10 total CE hours are offered.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 = 5.0 CE hours
Sunday, March 11, 2018 = 5.0 CE hours

Featured Companion Animal Speakers

Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt
College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Dr. Scott A. Brown
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Dr. David Bruyette
CMO Anivive Lifesciences, Woodland Hills, CA

Dr. Sharon A. Center
College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Dr. Robin Downing
The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management, LLC, Windsor, CO

Dr. Marthina (Marty) Greer
Veterinary Village & ICSB WI/IL, Lomira, WI

Featured Technician Subjects Speakers

Dr. Marthina (Marty) Greer
Veterinary Village & ICSB WI/IL, Lomira, WI

Ms. Kathryn M. Jennings
Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support/International Association for Animal Hospice & Palliative Care, Drexel Hill, PA

Ms. Susan Kolkka
Oradell Animal Hospital, Mahwah, NJ

Dr. Diana Ovbey
Southeast Veterinary Anesthesia Services, Charleston, SC

NEW! Practice Management Sessions

Join us on Sunday, March 11, 2018 for the following sessions on Practice Management:

  • Best Practices Guide to Implementing Pet Health Insurance - NAPHIA with Steve Shell
  • Topics on Opioid Abuse and Suspicious Ordering Monitoring
  • Women’s Forum on Issues in Veterinary Medicine

Registration Fees

Rates are Per Person On or Before 2/9/18 After 2/9/18
NJVMA Members & Out-of-State VMA Members
$285 $310
One-Day $205 $230
Non-Members $350 $380
2017 Graduates & Emeritus Members $160 $170
One-Day $115 $125
One-Day $120 $135
STUDENTS $30 $40
One-Day $20 $25
GUESTS $75 $85

Details for Veterinarians, Tech & Office

  • Two Day Registrations for Veterinarians, Technicians and Office Staff include breakfast, lunch, dinner and entertainment on Saturday, as well as breakfast and the 23rd Animal Hall of Fame luncheon on Sunday.
  • One Day Registrations include breakfast and lunch.
  • One Day Saturday Registrations do not include Saturday night dinner and entertainment.

Details for Students & Guests

  • Veterinary Student and Veterinary Technician Student Registrations do not include meals.
  • Guest Registration includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday, and Saturday’s Cocktail Reception.
  • Guest registration does not include Saturday’s Dinner or Sunday’s 23rd Animal Hall of Fame luncheon. These tickets may be purchased separately.

Proceedings Notes

USB/flash drive proceedings notes are included in your meeting registration fee.

Online access to Annual Meeting Proceedings Notes is available for registered attendees. Please contact the NJVMA at for a direct link to the notes for early viewing and to download.


Hyatt Regency Princeton
102 Carnegie Center Dr.
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: (609) 987-1234

Room Rate: $129.00 single or double occupancy
Check-in: After 3:00pm
Checkout: Before 12:00pm

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Princeton for Friday and Saturday nights, are subject to availability. The group rate is only available until Friday, February 9, 2018, subject to availability. Reservations made after February 9, 2018 may not be guaranteed at the group rate.

Online reservations can be made  by visiting

You may also make a reservation by calling the hotel directly at (888) 421-4112, and mention group code CVMA to secure the discounted rate.

The hotel offers free parking to all meeting attendees. Internet access is available in guest rooms.  

The NJVMA On-site Attendee Registration desk will be open at the following times:
Friday, March 9th,  5:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, March 10th, 7:30am – 5:00pm
Sunday, March 11th, 7:30am – 2:00pm

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing via e-mail at

Cancellations received by Monday, February 19, 2018 are not eligible for refunds, however you may send someone in your place by contacting the NJVMA headquarters at (908) 281-0918 in advance of the meeting. Please note that if you cancel your conference registration, it goes not constitute cancellation of your hotel reservation – you are required to cancel your accommodations on your own.