Here's the scoop on this one-stop-shop for all veterinary and human health professionals and why you should know about it.
Back in 1928, a small group of veterinarians gathered in a meeting designed to help share knowledge, elevate care, and inspire each other to new heights.
After several years of improving the industry, this annual meeting became a veterinary conference that offered CE as well as a show of the latest veterinary products and services. It was called Western Veterinary Conference.
Flash forward to 2019, and WVC is hosting thousands of veterinary professionals every year in top-notch clinical learning facilities. The Annual Conference is the most influential veterinary conference in the world. The high-quality training and convenience have also attracted members of the human medical field, leading WVC to expand the mission to enhance the lives of humans as well as animals.
Why a Rebrand?
As you can tell, this nonprofit organization is more than a veterinary conference. We needed an identity that incorporated everything we are, from year-round continuing education and human health events to a full in-house catering service and modern medical meeting space.
After purchasing a second state-of-the-art facility (Eastern Campus, in addition to the Oquendo Campus) significantly expanding the amount of year-round CE (Academy) courses, and hosting dozens of veterinary and human medical labs, WVC needed a brand that would encompass the full range of our goals and speak across our multiple audiences.
That’s why WVC has rebranded to Viticus Group—a brand that speaks to the power and promise of an organization focused on moving into the future of continuing education for all medical professionals.
Tell Me About It
“Medicus” is Latin for doctor, and “vita” is Latin for life. Combining those words to create Viticus represents our dedication to healthcare professionals, both veterinary and human, and our mission to improve the quality of life of humans and animals everywhere through the medical education we offer.
The logo mark explores the symbolism of infinity. Within the infinity symbol, the circles are a simple representation of the double helix (DNA), which signifies life. The infinity symbol represents consistency, duality, and empowerment. Viticus Group embodies these characteristics with the quality of their services, the multiple lives they represent—animal and human—and the continuing education we provide.
What Happens to the WVC Annual Conference and WVC Academy?
Though the WVC organization will now be known as Viticus Group, the WVC Annual Conference and the year-round WVC Academy courses for our veterinary audiences will continue just as before. The events you know and love will still be there!
Viticus Group is the same organization as before (WVC was not bought or acquired by another organization), and we will continue to offer the WVC Annual Conference and continuing education courses as products or offerings powered by Viticus Group.
What Does Viticus Group Do?
The short answer to this question is that Viticus Group is the leading source of continuing education and in-depth learning opportunities for veterinary and human health professionals. Obviously, that summation entails quite a lot.
As a certified provider of veterinary continuing education (CE), our experienced education staff plan content and bring expert instructors to the Viticus Center to create the most innovative, in-demand courses possible. These courses range widely in topics, audiences, and settings (hands-on, lecture, or both). Year-round veterinary continuing education courses are part of what we call WVC Academy.
On the human health side, we produce in-house continuing medical education (CME) courses and are scheduled to become officially certified providers of CME in November 2020.
Apart from our self-generated continuing education courses, we also host conferences, medical meetings, and other training events from other organizations. If a company wants to train medical professionals on a new tool or product, for example, they come to the Viticus Center for the customizable space, accommodations, and our veterinary/bioskills team to execute a perfect training event.
We also host groups like the K9 Medic team who train working K9 partners on emergency medical techniques for the unfortunate circumstance of an injured K9 in the field of duty. These training events have saved many working dogs’ lives in the Las Vegas area.
WVC Annual Conference
This past February 2020, over 16,000 veterinary professionals gathered in Las Vegas for the WVC Annual Conference. Participants had the opportunity to attend more than 1,000 scientific sessions, interact with over 525 exhibiting companies, and network with colleagues from 25 countries and all 50 states.
The WVC Annual Conference is Viticus Group’s flagship event, and it gets better every year.
An All-Inclusive Experience
Viticus Group doesn’t just stop there at high-quality continuing education and cutting-edge facilities. Due to the large number of clinical lab stations, the customizable space, and our excellent staff and services, people want to come back every year.
We save you time and money by integrating audiovisual equipment and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the Viticus Center; we have on-site catering services for whatever food and drink needs you have; we provide a fleet of transportation services for our guests, including a bus, passenger van, sprinter, and Suburban SUV. We also have special rates with nearby hotels for any group coming to Viticus Center.
You want more, you say? Along with all the advanced medical technology and equipment we have available, our veterinary or bioskills staff professionally set up and execute the event. They receive and assemble training equipment, clean and disinfect lab instruments in our Getinge washer that can fit 40 instrument carts, and handle all aspects of procuring and positioning tissue specimens.
When it comes to medical education and events, Viticus Group is the one-stop-shop, as you can see.
That small group of veterinarians that gathered in 1928 could never have imagined what the organization would become. The goals and values that motivated them to elevate their care through collaboration and education are the same that motivate us today. All in all, that's who Viticus Group is.
We know that at the heart of medical care are the professionals who want to provide compassionate service using the most advanced techniques and specialized skills. We believe fostering the next generation of professionals and experts is critical to improving patient outcomes around the world.
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