CVMA Summit

The CVMA Summit is an annual forum where Canadian and international veterinary leaders share information on key issues in veterinary medicine. Discussions that take place during the Summit have proven to be invaluable in exploring and adopting common approaches to the challenges our profession faces. All CVMA Convention delegates are eligible to attend this event, which is hosted annually during the CVMA Convention.

2017 CVMA Summit: The Future of Veterinary Medicine: Embracing Change & Innovation

The face of the veterinary profession is rapidly evolving. Client expectations are changing, as are technological advances. With the creation of new business models, these factors cannot be ignored. The veterinary profession has to keep up or get ahead of the changes, so it does not lose pieces of the profession to others who are adapting more quickly. 

Meet the Speakers

Nick Stace will discuss the recent Veterinary Futures study performed by the British Veterinary Association and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and address the profession in terms of being in charge of its future. Dr. Adam Little who will speak on some of the areas of rapid change and how the veterinary profession can transform their veterinary practice. Dr. Caleb Frankel will speak on technology in the trenches. 

View speaker bios here

View preliminary schedule here


The 2017 CVMA Summit will be held on July 13, 2017, starting at 8 a.m. until noon, during the CVMA Convention in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

It is chaired by Dr. Troye McPherson, CVMA President-Elect.


Past CVMA Summits:

  • 2016 CVMA Summit: Antimicrobials in Animal Health — The New Reality. More...
  • 2015 CVMA Summit: Skills Taught, Skills Needed - The ABC's of Veterinary Credentials. More...
  • 2014 CVMA Summit: Antimicrobial Stewardship. More...