In years past, back when pet owners sat in our lobbies and our veterinarians met clients face-to-face, three of Texas’s largest specialty and emergency hospitals hosted separate, in-person symposiums for their local veterinary colleagues. Conferences were led by teams from Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, TX, MissionVet Specialty & Emergency in San Antonio, TX, and Austin Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center in Austin, TX. Although the three hospitals worked together to share best medical practices and efficiencies, they had not collaborated on a symposium. Once it became apparent that in-person conferences were not feasible due to COVID-19, our teams joined forces and the 2020 Texas Veterinarian Virtual Symposium was born!

As leaders in specialty medicine and veterinary continuing education, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Austin Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center and MissionVet Specialty & Emergency are proud to host a virtual continuing education symposium during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our exciting, online conference platform provides on-demand access to comprehensive continuing education featuring presentations from 29 speakers over 12 disciplines from three of the leading veterinary specialty practices in Texas. 


Austin Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center

Austin, 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

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists

Houston, 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

MissionVet Specialty & Emergency

San Antonio, 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

All three practices are 24/7 comprehensive veterinary emergency and specialty hospitals 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 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!