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    Building Exotics Excellence:
    One City, One Conference


    September 29 – October 3
    Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
    St. Louis, MO



Program Guide


Check out the ExoticsCon Program Guide and register today!


About ExoticsCon

The Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV), the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV), and the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) will join together in St. Louis, MO, to host Building Exotics Excellence: One City, One Conference. The 2019 conference is in conjunction with AAZV. We look forward to attracting a record-breaking number of veterinary professionals for classroom and hands-on education, networking, and opportunities to meet with new and potential vendor contacts.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

If you are interested in exhibiting, please email Julie Fazlollah with AAZV. ExoticsCon is meeting in conjunction with AAZV this year and AAZV will be managing the Exhibit Hall. If you are interested in sponsoring ExoticsCon, please reach out to us directly at Meetings@ExoticsCon.org.

We Will See You In St. Louis

What should you know about St. Louis? On the banks of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, St. Louis is known for its baseball, beer, and one very famous arch. On a clear day, visitors can see almost 30 miles from the arch in each direction. St. Louis is also known as “Mound City” after the number of Native American mounds scattered throughout the region. The popular St. Louis Zoo was born after a bird exhibit at the 1904 World’s Fair proved to be hugely popular.


Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MOC 63102
Phone: +1-314-655-1234
Fax: +1-314-241-9839

The AAZV/ExoticsCon room block, offering the conference room rate is now filled. Please visit the hotel’s website to book at the regular rate.

Airport Shuttle and Parking


Sunday, September 29

Monday, September 30

  • 12:00-1:30 PM, AAV, AEMV, ARAV Joint Business Lunch (Included with Registration)
  • 5:30-7:00 PM, AAV Pathology Forum
  • 5:30-7:30 PM, Student Reception
  • 7:00-9:00 PM, Oxbow Animal Health Reception (Invitation only)

Tuesday, October 1

  • 7:00-8:00 AM, AAV, AEMV, ARAV Past President’s Breakfast
  • 7:00-10:00 PM, Zoo Day, Silent & Live Auctions

Wednesday, October 2

  • 3:30-5:00 PM, AAV Conservation Forum
  • 5:30-6:30 PM, ABVP Reception
  • 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Trivia Challenge, Sponsored by Zupreem (Must pre-register as space is limited)

Thursday, October 3

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors

Conference Sponsors