Mews and Nips: CVC Veterinary Conference


I spent three days last week at the Gaylord Resort in National Harbor, MD, just outside of Washington, DC, with almost 4,000 veterinarians (yes, you read that right), veterinary technicians and veterinary practice managers at the Central Veterinary Conference. CVC offers premium educational programming, expert clinical education, hands-on labs and workshops, practice management programs, and team training sessions. I attended lectures on various feline medicine topics; I’ll be sharing what I learned with you in the weeks and months to come.

I also reconnected with old friends from the veterinary world. It was a little bit like stepping back in time for me. I worked in various facets of the veterinary profession for twelve years. I did everything from cleaning cages to answering phones to giving injections and placing catheters, and managed a veterinary hospital for eight of those twelve years. And I made some new friends, including Willie, the one-eyed cat, who attended lectures with his human, veterinarian Jennifer Eachus, DVM. Willie even has his own Facebook page. You’ll be hearing more about him soon. 


If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we featured a post on living with cats when you’re immunocompromised, on Tuesday, we reviewed beautiful greeting cards from Blue Turtle Studio, on Wednesday, Lisa Hall shared her story of moving from Australia to India with her three cats, on Thursday, we alerted you to a petfood recall by Bravo, and on Friday, we reviewed Cat Food for Thought. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a prize pack from The Honest Kitchen!

For this week’s video, I bring you a heavy dose of cuteness overload: a compilation of hugging cats. Enjoy!


Have a great weekend!

6 Comments on Mews and Nips: CVC Veterinary Conference

  1. Caren Gittleman
    May 17, 2014 at 12:39 pm (6 years ago)

    Missed you sooo much at BlogPaws but this sounds like it was incredibly rewarding! Cannot wait to read more about it! Wonder if my vet was there?

    • Ingrid
      May 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm (6 years ago)

      I missed seeing you, too, Caren! I hope you had a wonderful time!

  2. Glogirly and Katie
    May 17, 2014 at 9:11 am (6 years ago)

    WOW!!! What at amazing conference! 4,000 vets, vet techs & vet practice managers??? …Katie is under the bed just THINKING about that! ….haha, just kidding.

    Can’t wait to hear more about it.
    And I’ll definitely go and visit Willie!

    : )

    • Ingrid
      May 17, 2014 at 10:01 am (6 years ago)

      LOL Debbie!

  3. Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey
    May 17, 2014 at 8:02 am (6 years ago)

    Aww…. what a precious video. So many of the kittens look like Zoey’s babies!

    Glad you had a good time at the conference and I look forward to hearing about what you learned in the weeks to come!

  4. Sue Brandes
    May 17, 2014 at 7:47 am (6 years ago)

    Have a great weekend. I bet that was fun and interesting.


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