VETgirl U Conference

2nd VETgirl U Veterinary Conference to be held in Chicago on August 5-8, 2021. Registration Now Open!

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2nd VETgirl U Veterinary Conference to be held in Chicago on August 5-8, 2021.

We are very excited to announce our 2nd VETgirl U Conference – August 5-8, 2021. This will be hosted at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel in downtown Chicago, IL. Because it’s the only conference where you’re wined and dined, and taken care of in true VETgirl fashion. Awesome speakers, evening events to network and relax, FREE daycare, and amazing VETgirl swag! Read more on our conference brochure HERE.

We start Thursday, (8/5) at 7PM at the Adler Planetarium for the opening gala, followed by full days of TED-like talks on Friday (8/6) and Saturday (8/7). Lectures that will end 1PM on Sunday (8/8). The official conference schedule can be found on the “Speakers & Talks” tab below. You’ll have plenty of time to check out other fun things things to do in Chicago HERE!

Registration Information

We’re planning on making this THE BEST conference ever. VETgirl U CE will be provided in a TED-talk, case-based program, with topics ranging from surgery to anesthesia to emergency to ophtho to derm to neuro…and more! We promise it’ll be the most clinically relevant CE you get live (Well, besides our online webinars). Check out the schedule HERE.

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When registering for this conference, you’re agreeing to the VETgirl Conference Attendee Policy and Guidelines.

This program is pending approval by the AAVSB RACE. We will update this section once approval is complete.

*Daycare registration will be limited to out of state attendees and provided on a first come, first serve basis allocated based on registration date.

A Conference for Veterinary Dreamers and Doers

If you missed VETgirl U 2018, you missed out on the paddleboat cruise down the Mississippi River, morning yoga, free daycare, free passes to Nickelodeon Universe, a sushi networking gala, delectable food, and amazing SWAG. Here, a glimpse into the fun from 2018 and what to prepare for with 2021!

Join us at VETgirl U 2021 for the most incredible, boutique veterinary conference ever!

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Available On-Demand

VETgirl U 2018

Don’t have FOMO! You don’t want to miss out on VETgirl U’s annual LIVE event!

Because it’s so much more than you think. Prepare to be wined and dined, spoiled, and treated like you deserve to be at this VETgirl U 2021 event! One track, so we all learn together. Case-based, TED-like talks. Once you experience this conference, you’ll never go back to “regular CE” again! Plus, free daycare and bling, an introverts lounge, career center, free head shots, and so much more. Reconnect with your veterinary community again. Get over  23 hrs of RACE-approved CE. But do this one because you WANT more than just CE.

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Conference Schedule (updated 7/15/21)

Check out the Conference Schedule Here!


Dr. Leah Cohn, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Dr. Ryan Fries, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Dr. Catriona M. MacPhail, DVM, DACVS
Dr. Justine A. Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT
Dr. Natalie Marks, DVM
Jeannine Moga, MA, MSW, LCSW, CHO, VETgirl
Dr. Garret Pachtinger, VMD, DACVECC
Dr. Shelby Reinstein, DVM, MS, DACVO
Dr. Kim Selting, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology), DACVR (Radiation Oncology)
Dr. Christopher Snyder, DVM, DAVDC
Dr. Fred Wininger, VMD, DACVIM (neurology)
Dr. Matthew Winter, DACVR
Dr. Elizabeth Hetler, CVPM
Dr. Dr. Lindsay McKay, DACVD
Dr. Byron Blagburn, MS, PhD
and more coming soon!


Hill's Pet Nutrition
Blue Buffalo
Pathway Vet Alliance
THRIVE Affordable Vet Care
Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG)
Ethos Vet
Anivive Lifesciences, Inc.


AERC (Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota)
AmeriVet Veterinary Partners
Anivive Lifesciences, Inc.
Banfield Pet Hospital
Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd.
BluePearl Veterinary Partners
BluePearl Veterinary Partners - Veterinary Relations
Christian Veterinary Mission
Companion Animal Health
Coyne Veterinary Services
Eco Clear Products
Epicur Pharma
Ethos Veterinary Health
ExeGi Pharma
Hill's Pet Nutrition
International Veterinary Seminars IVS
Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice
Merck Animal Health
Midwest Veterinary Supply
MILA International, Inc.
Mobile IV Systems
MWI Animal Health
Pathway Vet Alliance
Pet IQ
PhotoShoot (Images by IBA)
Royal Canin
Scratch Pay
THRIVE Affordable Vet Care
VCA Animal Hospital
Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG)
VetStem Biopharma
Wedgewood Pharmacy
YuMOVE ADVANCE 360 (Lintbells)

Here at VETgirl, your health and safety are our utmost priority.

Please know that both the VETgirl team and the Fairmont Hotel will:

  • Adhere to the health and safety protocols set by the CDC
  • Follow all city and state mandates
  • Provide enhanced onsite hygiene and cleanliness
  • Ensure easily accessible hand sanitizing stations
  • Request all participants wear masks and adhere to the Events Industry Council’s Meeting and Events Code of Conduct
  • Closely monitor Chicago’s Bridge Phase V and will adjust safety guidelines closely

Prior to the show, we request the following:

  • Please review the guidelines provided by the CDC and the World Health Organization.
  • Please abide by all government issued travel restrictions and guidance when traveling.
  • If you, your guest, or any members of your party are feeling sick, have had any exposure to COVID-19, or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home. Contact us and we will work with you regarding transfer of your registration.
  • Please bring hand sanitizer, although we will have this available in multiple locations.
  • Bring your own PPE – we request an approved face covering to be worn by all attendees at all times with the exception of eating, drinking, and lecturing. Please make sure these securely cover your nose and mouth and are in compliance with CDC guidance. Masks with exhaust valves, bandanas, balaclavas, ski masks, scarves, single layer neck gaiters, or masks with holes, slits, punctures, or mesh are not accepted. Face shields and googles alone are not permitted but can be worn in addition to a mask.
  • Please bring proof of vaccination status, if you have been vaccinated.

On-site at VETgirl U and the Fairmont Hotel:

  • Please follow everyday preventative actions to help mitigate any spread of respiratory viruses including:
    • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds!
    • Please hand sanitize with an alcohol-based sanitizer > 60% alcohol.
  • Please wear your mask at all events, if required.
  • Please seek medical attention immediately at any time if you feel unwell or are experiencing flu-like or COVID-like symptoms.
  • As we may have touchless temperature screening, please allow for extra time as needed.
  • Please note that by attending VETgirl U, you are agreeing to this.


  • To allow for appropriate contact tracing and advice of medical professionals, if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after returning home, please contact us.

We are closely monitoring Chicago’s Bridge Phase and will adjust safety guidelines as necessary to ensure we have a safe, comfortable event for everyone!

We can’t wait to see you!


The VETgirl team