2019 ACVP Veterinary Pharmacy Conference

The only national conference designed exclusively
for community veterinary pharmacy.

Networking opportunities with other veterinary pharmacy professionals and industry representatives at the Thursday night Meet & Greet Reception at the legendary Churchill Downs ·  Free Friday evening to explore Louisville — one of the hottest towns in the South  ·  Ideal for new and established veterinary pharmacy practices  ·  $249 Special Rate for Pharmacy Student Members

Educational Sessions

Earn up to 9.0 hours of CE

  • Management of Canine Cough, Emily Sorah, PharmD, RPh, DICVP, FSVHP (bio & session description)

  • Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome — A Discussion of Treatment Options, Seth DePasquale, RPh, FACVP, FACA (bio & session description)

  • What Veterinarians Don’t Know and How the Compounding Pharmacist Can Help, Cory Williams, DVM

  • Oh Sugar! Managing Diabetes Mellitus in Small Animal Patients, Gigi Davidson, BSPharm, DICVP, FACVP, FSVHP (bio & session description)

  • This Works for Me! Thomas A. Magnifico, RPh, FACA, FACVP, Keystone Pharmacy; Erik Clausen, PharmD, MBA, FACVP, Golden Gate Veterinary Compounding Pharmacy; Meg Lamb, RPh, FACVP, Sand Run Pharmacy (bios & session description)

  • What You Need to Know About USP <795> and <797> Revisions, Brenda Jensen, CPhT, CNMT, MBA (bio & session description)

Registration Fees

On-Line Registration Closes May 28, 2019

Non-Member — $899
**Add-On a 2nd Conference Attendee (Non-Member) — $799

ACVP | ACA Member — $699
**Add-On A 2nd Conference Attendee (Member) — $599

ACVP | ACA Member Pharmacy Student — $249
(Up to Four (4) Travel Grants Available, Applications Due April 15)

Non-Member Pharmacy Student $299

***Add a Guest to Welcome Reception at Churchill Downs Only $100


Welcome Reception and Live Racing at Churchill Downs!

Enjoy the thrill of the races in person during our Thursday Night Welcome Reception with a stunning view of the world’s most legendary racetrack! Joe Kristufek, Racing Analyst for Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, will give us a basic wagering and handicapping lesson after the first race to help you perfect your picks.

Located on the fourth floor of the Jockey Club Suite Clubhouse, our exclusive luxury suite features an indoor lounge seating area and a private tiered balcony. Amenities include complimentary race day programs and a private self-service wagering machine.

Tickets to the Welcome Reception are included with your conference registration. Add a Guest for the Welcome Reception at Churchill Downs for only $100 (does not include other conference programs or meals).


Hotel Information

Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 W. Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY 40202

$176+ tax per night

Discover the dynamic environment at the newly reimaged Louisville Marriott Downtown. Situated in the heart of downtown, our conference hotel offers spacious rooms with modern amenities, including an Iconic Bourbon Bar, Porch Kitchen and Bar, and Starbucks.

The Louisville Marriott Downtown is a 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award winner, located 15 minutes from the Louisville International Airport and walking distance to a the city’s unique downtown attractions.

The Conference room rate will be available until May 6, 2019. For assistance with reservations, contact Susan Decker, ACA Director of Conferences, at 434-989-5938 or susan@acainfo.org.


The ACVP is excited to hold our 2019 Veterinary Pharmacy Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, a dynamic, exciting city that was just named one of “America’s Friendliest Cities”, “America’s Most Underrated Cities”, “America’s Favorite Cities for Food” and “America’s Favorite Cities Overall” by Travel + Leisure.

Louisville is home to iconic attractions that visitors can’t experience anywhere else. Here you can bet on the ponies at Churchill Downs (home of the Kentucky Derby), get inspired at the Muhammad Ali Center, see the craftsmanship firsthand at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, go back in time on the Belle of Louisville, tour Bourbon distilleries on Whiskey Row, explore the eclectic shops in the NuLu district, and more.

The Louisville cocktail and culinary scene is gaining national recognition too, and is a destination highlight among visitors. With over 100 restaurants within walking distance of our conference hotel, including Fourth Street Live, there is something to delight every taste. Learn more about the Derby City’s unique style of new-Southern cuisine here

Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsorship provides an excellent opportunity to spread the message that your company supports community veterinary pharmacy. Attendees at the ACVP Veterinary Pharmacy Conference will have over 9 hours of potential contact with exhibitors throughout the event, including 4 hours at our Welcome Reception at Churchill Downs. All Sponsorship Levels include recognition in the ACVP Magazine and on social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter).

Conference Exhibitors