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78 convention preview I www.avmaconvention.orgAVMA Discounted Hotels: The AVMA has negotiated discounts on downtown hotels. Most are within easy walking distance to the convention center. Shuttle service will be provided to the convention center from the farther hotels. Be sure to book your housing first and receive a discount code to save $25 off the registration fee.Online Registration: It's fast, easy, and lets you view hotel, lab, and special event availability before you make your selections. AVMA members will need your membership ID number to register at the member rate. Online registrants receive an instant, printable e-mail confirmation. Print or save your confirmation. By Phone or Fax: Call 877-303-0716 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-708-486-0716 (International) Fax printed forms to 708-344-4444, or mail to AVMA Registration/CompuSystems, Inc., PO Box 6271, Broadview, IL 60155. Onsite: Registration will be open 8:00 am - 8:00 pm on Friday, July 15 and from 6:30 am - 6:30 pm Saturday, July 16 through Tuesday, July 19.Discounted Air Travel: Book your air travel now and save! Travel Matters Inc, is the travel agency used by AVMA. When you purchase airline tickets through Travel Matters, you will receive a discount off the ticket cost, based on class of service and time purchase is made. Call 1.800.733.4180 or 1.847.397.4488 and tell the agent you are attending the AVMA convention. You can also email Travel Matters at with your travel questions, reservations, or car rentals in St. Louis (A ticketing surcharge will be included in the ticket price).United Airlines is also offering a discount to AVMA convention travelers. If you book directly with United at 800-521-4041 or online at be sure to enter promo code 551SC to receive the AVMA discount.Airport Shuttle Service: GoBest Express is offering a discounted rate of $17 one way, per person or $32 roundtrip per person. The discount is offered if booked online until 11:59 p.m. on July 7, 2011. Walk-ups are welcome, but will not be eligible for convention rate. Children ages 5 and under ride free; children 6-12 are $11.00 each. A credit card is required and charged at the time of reservation. Visit and enter the group code "AVMA" to make your discounted GoBest reservation. Taxi Service: Taxis are available from both Terminal 1 and 2. Fares to the downtown hotels average $35 - $45 one way. Public Transportation: MetroLink light rail system services Lambert International Airport to the downtown convention center. Fare is $3.75 outbound from airport stations; $2.25 elsewhere. For more information, visit The 2011 AVMA Convention will be held at America's Center, 701 Convention Center Plaza, in downtown St. Louis. NEW This Year: Book your housing before you register and save $25 on your registration fees! Go to and click the Housing/Registration button to reserve your hotel online or download a printable form. Hotel Reservations can also be made by calling 888-295-4523 (U.S. and Canada only) or 972.349.5813 (International). Registration and Travel Information

Join the conversation! #AVMAconv I convention preview 79Registration CategoryAdvance Registration by April 15PreConvention April 16 - June 16Final Registration  June 17 - OnsiteVeterinariansVeterinarian (AVMA Member)$500$550$600Veterinarian (Non-AVMA Member)$725$775$825Foreign Veterinarians 1$500$550$600Recent Veterinary Graduate (2006 - 2010) 2 One time use only$0$0$02011 Veterinary Graduate$0$0$0Single Day (AVMA Member) Per Day$225$225$225Single Day (Non-AVMA  Member) Per Day$350$350$350TechniciansVeterinary Technician$250$275$300Single Day (Per Day)$150$150$150Non-Veterinarians & Practice StaffNon-Veterinarian and Practice Staff$250$275$300Single Day (Per Day)$150$150$150StudentsVeterinary Student  or Veterinary Technician Student 3$0$0$75 (onsite fee)Guests Spouse/Guest (no CE credit), Children over 18 4$25$30$35Children Under 18$0$0$02011 Registration FesOnline registration and more information is available at www.avmaconvention.orgQuestions? See our FAQS online or email us at convention@avma.org1. Foreign veterinarians - Veterinarians who are citizens of or residing in a country other than the United States and are members of a national veterinary association. 2. Recent Graduate - AVMA Accredited Veterinary school graduates, upon joining the AVMA, are eligible for one complimentary annual convention registration within five (5) years from date of graduation (2006-2010 graduates are eligible for free registration for the 2011 convention).  It is not necessary to return your recent grad certificate; the registration company will verify eligibility from AVMA membership records.3. Veterinary and Veterinary Technician Students - Students working towards a veterinarian or veterinary technician degree. Onsite registration for either student classification will be $75.00 with student ID. 4. Guest - Spouses, children, non-veterinarian guests of primary attendees. AVMA welcomes non-veterinarian guests, spouses and children of attendees to participate in special events and to tour the Exhibit Hall. Guests and children are not permitted to attend continuing education courses. Make your hotel reservations first and save $25