Join the conversation! #AVMAconv www.avmaconvention.org I convention preview 5A Short Cab or Metro Ride AwayForest Park is home to the St. Louis Zoo, Art Museum, Science Center, History Museum, Jewel Box greenhouse, and The Muny theatre - and it's all free! Forest Park is less than a 20 minute MetroLink train ride. There's a Metro Shuttle to take you around the 1,371 acres. St. Louis Union Station, is an elegantly restored National Historic Landmark rail terminal that houses over 80 shops and restaurants.Anheuser-Busch Brewery offers free tours of the historic Brew House, Budweiser Clydesdale stables, lager cellar and packaging plant.Worth the TripGrant's Farm was the former homestead of President Ulysses S. Grant, and family estate of the beer-making Busch family. The farm includes a 281-acre wildlife preserve, the Clydesdale breeding and training facilities, a petting zoo, animal shows, tram rides and the Busch family's carriage collection. The Missouri Botanical Garden # 1 in the U.S., offers 79 acres of scenic landscaping and is a National Historic Landmark. Don't miss the geodesic domed Climatron® tropical rain forest.St. Louis has something for everyone and most of it is FREE.
6 convention preview I www.avmaconvention.org. The Opening Session on Saturday, July 16, starts the celebration - don't miss this convention kick-off event.. A day-long symposium on Sunday, July 17, titled "World Veterinary Year: 250 Years of Improving Animal and Human Health," features international leaders and highlights past, present, and future contributions of the veterinary profession to global one health.. The AVMA Pavilion in the exhibit hall will feature a special World Veterinary Year display. Stop by to pick up a Vet2011 giveaway.Celebrate World Veterinary Year 250 Years of Veterinary MedicineIn recognition of the 250th anniversary of the first veterinary school in Lyon, France and the birth of the veterinary profession, the AVMA is partnering with veterinary leaders worldwide to celebrate 2011 as World Veterinary Year. For a calendar of events and more information, visit www.avma.org/vet2011.AVMA P3 PartnerAVMA P3 PartnerAVMA's World Veterinary Year is brought to you in part by these celebration partners.Activities are planned around the globe to observe World Veterinary Year throughout 2011-from the international opening ceremony in Versailles, France in January to the international closing ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa in October. Celebrate with us: