Attend the 50th anniversary conference of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

We cordially invite you to join 1,000+ veterinary ophthalmology industry experts at the 50th anniversary conference of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, in Maui, Hawaii. This cutting edge, scientific conference brings together approximately 850-1,000 veterinarians and technicians who represent the best in veterinary ophthalmology around the world, providing them with 19.25 - 21.75 hours of CE for the general meeting. The ACVO conference draws attendees and vendors from over 30 countries, and is held in the United States.

The 2019 schedule is being developed, each program will be highlighted on separate pages on this site. More information will be posted as speakers and programs are confirmed. Registration includes access to the following:

  • Keynote Speaker

  • In-Depth speaker

  • 150+ scientific presentations and posters

  • Vitreous Society session

  • Teaching/Learning Meeting

  • Career Fair

  • Residents' Workshop

  • Special Sunday Ophthalmology course

  • Practical Ophthalmology for General Practitioners' course (8 hrs CE)

  • 50+ ophthalmology specific companies in our daily vendor show

We also include some networking opportunities including a welcome reception with vendors, Friday social, ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation Party and Auction off-site, 'fun run' and more.

Attendee registration is open through August 27th. We offer discounted fees for verifiable residents, interns and students. All conference attendees will receive access to online presentation recordings for the year they attend at no additional cost!

Purchase on-line access to searchable, video recordings of sessions!
Additional years (2011-current) are available for purchase for anyone interested. This system allows the user to search topics or speakers across all years’ presentations. All ACVO attendees will gain immediate free access included in their registration. Access can also be purchased by non-attendees for these and the General Practitioner courses for a fee. All active ACVO Members receive access after three months.

(View a sample on-line presentation. Order session access.)

We hope you will be able to join us at a conference in the future, please read more about those dates and locations below.

Stacee Daniel
ACVO Executive Director


Key Dates

March 1st

  • Call for papers opens
    (March 1st - May 1st)

April 1st

  • Exhibitor registration opens to 2018 vendors (tiered system)

April 15th

  • Exhibitor registration opens to all new vendors

May 1st

  • Call for papers closes

  • Conference registration opens

  • Hotel registration opens

  • Resident Manuscript submissions open


  • Notify abstract submissions of acceptance/denial (moved to Monday, June 25th)

  • Abstract schedules and topics available


  • All sponsor payments due (1st)

  • Resident Manuscript submissions close (15th)


  • All registration closes August 27th

  • Hotel block closes September 3rd

  • Membership agenda materials due

November 6th-9th

  • Conference Dates