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117th USAHA / 56th AAVLD Annual Meeting

October 17 - 23, 2013
San Diego, California
Town and Country Hotel

About the 2013 Annual Meeting

Make plans to attend the 117th USAHA / 56th AAVLD Annual Meeting in San Diego, California at the friendly Town and Country Hotel.  Join 1200 colleages in addressing the latest issues in animal health, learn about the latest research and information in disease eradication and control, and network with federal and state animal health officials, industry representatives, diagnosticians and other leaders in animal agriculture.

USAHA is a forum for communication and coordination among State and Federal governments, universities, industry, and other concerned groups for consideration of issues of animal health and disease control, animal welfare, food safety and public health. It is a clearinghouse for new information and methods, which may be incorporated into laws, regulations, policy, and programs. It develops solutions of animal health-related issues based on science, new information and methods, public policy, risk/benefit analysis and the ability to develop a consensus for changing laws, regulations, policies, and programs.

The AAVLD promotes continuous improvement and public awareness of veterinary diagnostic laboratories by advancing the discipline of veterinary diagnostic laboratory science.  The AAVLD provides avenues for education, communication, peer-reviewed publication, collaboration, outreach, and laboratory accreditation.

Hotel Information

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
PH: (619) 291-7131

The hotel registration deadline has passed.  You may still reserve a room, however, subject to availability.
A block of rooms has been reserved at a special rate of $139/night plus taxes. Please note the rate increase due to change of federal per diem rates for San Diego. We apologize for any inconvenience.

You can make reservations as follows:

  • By Phone:
    • Reservations Department (800) 772-8527 , reference “2013 USAHA-AAVLD Annual Conference”
Meeting Registration

Pre-Registration is now closed. On-Site Registrations will be accepted in San Diego.
2013 On-Site Registration Rates are as follows:


ON-SITE registration

 USAHA and/or AAVLD Member Registration


 Non-Member Registration


 Life Member Registration


 One Day Registration


 Two Day Registration


 Resident or Graduate Student Registration    


 Veterinary Student Registration


 Spouse Registration


You must have a badge and register to attend meetings.


Registrants of the USAHA/AAVLD Annual Meetings may cancel their registration by notifying the USAHA Office. Cancellations prior to the start of the meeting will receive a refund of their fees less $25. Cancellations may be made for up to one full week (7 days) following the close of the meeting, with a refund of fees less $75. No cancellations are accepted after 7 days of the close of the meeting. USAHA nor AAVLD hold no responsibility for cancellation fees associated with lodging, travel or other expenses to the individual registrant.


Shuttle Transportation - USAHA and AAVLD have secured a special rate to all hotels on Hotel Circle which includes Town & Country Resort & Convention Center located at 500 Hotel Circle North.

There are seven shuttle companies of which five companies are participating and listed on the coupon.  Print coupons (two per page) to receive discounted fare.

Where do I get the shuttles?   San Diego airport has two terminals.

Terminal  1 hosts Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines.  From Baggage Claim area proceed up the escalator, walk across the sky bridge (shuttle vans are under sky bridge),  go down the escalators and walk towards shuttle booths on the RIGHT for the ones participating in the discounted rate.

Terminal  2  hosts all other airlines.  Outside of baggage claim, look for the pedestrian crosswalk, there is no escalators to climb or bridge, just cross the street to the Shuttles for Hire Island. There will be a Super Shuttle Stand and all other shuttles stand.  Go to the "all other shuttles" stand.

Arrivals: with 5 shuttle companies participating, there will be a shuttle available upon arrival.  If there is a problem, call 619-466-6885. 

Departures: Shuttle buses will be continuously available at Town & Country Sunday, Oct 20 between 11:00 am-2:00 pm and Monday, Oct 21 between 5:00 am - 8:00 am and 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  All other departure times, call 619-466-6885 for pickup schedule.

Download Coupons Here

CE Credits
 Information on Veterinary Continuing Education Credits at the USAHA/AAVLD Annual Meeting
 The USAHA/AAVLD meeting is commonly accepted by most State Veterinary Licensing Board for continuing education credits.  Specific presentations and sessions do not have direct pre-approval.  An individual could attain more than 30 hours of CE credits, depending on sessions attended.  Please check with your State Licensing authority to determine their specific requirements and acceptance of USAHA presentations.  USAHA will provide a form for your records at the Annual Meeting.  No certificates are provided.
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