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About Us

As our world and industry continue to navigate COVID-19, our family of Texas hospitals are proud to host a unique virtual symposium. In 2020, three of Texas' largest specialty and emergency veterinary hospitals collaborated on a virtual symposium geared towards Texas veterinarians. This wildly successful event garnered international attendance, and we're excited to bring this event back for 2021! This year’s event will once again be hosted as an online-only event, and we are grateful to have both Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center and Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex join us for the 2021 Texas Veterinary Virtual Symposium! 

As leaders in specialty and emergency medicine, as well as veterinary continuing education, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Austin Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center, MissionVet Specialty & Emergency, along with the addition of Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center and Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas are proud to host a virtual continuing education symposium once again.

Our exciting, online conference platform provides on-demand access to comprehensive continuing education featuring presentations from 50 speakers over 13 disciplines and two concurrent tracks for both Veterinarians and Veterinary Technical Staff from five of the leading veterinary specialty and emergency practices in Texas.



The AVES team strives to create an environment that is based on the core values of kindness, integrity, collaboration and consistency. Departments include Surgery & Orthopedics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Dentistry, Radiology, Cardiology, Critical Care, and

24/7 emergency.

Founded in 2014 | Austin, TX

Austin Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center

Austin, Texas


GCVS is committed to providing world class medicine and is currently one of the largest and most comprehensive veterinary specialty hospitals in the country. The 51,000 sq. ft building hosts14 departments, over 50 veterinarians, and more than 200 highly trained support staff equipped to provide compassionate care and expertise.

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Founded in 1989 | Houston, TX

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists

Houston, Texas


MissionVet believes passionately in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in veterinary medicine. Always taking a collaborative approach, MissionVet strives to be a true partner. Departments include Surgery and Orthopedics, Internal Medicine, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Oncology, Critical Care, and

24/7 emergency. 


Founded in 2012 | San Antonio, TX

MissionVet Specialty & Emergency

San Antonio, Texas


For over 30 years, DVSC has worked in partnership with primary care veterinarians specializing in advanced diagnostics and treatments of surgical diseases in dogs and cats. Our highly skilled team are leaders in the industry and are committed to providing pets, their families, and the veterinary community with the highest level of individualized veterinary surgical care available.

Founded in 1986 | Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center

Dallas--Fort Worth Area, Texas


The Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas’ purpose is to provide emergency and critical care services to companion and exotic animals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our highly trained veterinarians and technical staff work diligently to provide the highest standard of care through their skill and compassion. 

Founded in 1998 | Grapevine, TX

Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas

Grapevine, Texas

All five practices come together to help provide comprehensive veterinary emergency and specialty care to their respective communities, consisting of state-of-the-art technology and compassionate doctors and staff that serve as an extension of you, the referring veterinarian and your team. 

Our teams of highly trained board-certified specialists, doctors, and support staff are committed to providing the highest level of integrated care for each and every patient. We take pride in sharing knowledge and expertise and hope that you enjoy the event!