2023 AAFV Conference


Location: Bass Pro Angle Lodge and Bass Pro White River Conference Center, Springfield, MO

If you are registering multiple people, go through the selection process below and add to the cart for each person.

2023 Conference Lecture

In-Person Registration Is Now Closed. Virtual Registration Still Open!

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2023 AAFV  – Live Conference

The American Association of Fish Veterinarians (AAFV) is holding their annual conference on:

 October 6-9, 2023

  • Friday, October 6: Necropsy Wet Lab, behind the Scenes Tour, Fish Exam Wet Lab
  • Saturday, October 7: Lecture Day (8 AM – 5 PM)
  • Sunday, October 8: Lecture Day (8 AM – 5 PM)
  • Monday, October 9: Imaging Lab, Trip to Caverns and Zoo

In-person registration closes September 26, 2023.

Questions? Email americanfishvets@gmail.com

Join the AAFV and immediately get the discounted conference pricing.


Bass Pro Angler Lodge
621 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO

Bass Pro White River Conference Center
600 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO

Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium
500 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO


Lecture Days - October 7 & 8 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Food Included!

  • Friday: social with food and drink tickets
  • Saturday: breakfast, snacks, lunch, and banquet dinner
  • Sunday: breakfast, snacks, and lunch
Early Bird Pricing (Through Aug. 1)
AAFV Vet Members$300
AAFV Student Members$125
Non AAFV Veterinarians$450
Non AAFV Vet Students$275
Virtual Meeting (Everyone)$250
Regular Pricing (Starting August 2nd)
AAFV Vet Members$325
AAFV Student Members$150
Non AAFV Veterinarians$475
Non AAFV Vet Students$300
Virtual Meeting (Everyone)$250
Late Pricing (Starting Sept. 6th)
AAFV Vet Members$425
AAFV Student Members$200
Non AAFV Veterinarians$575
Non AAFV Vet Students$350
Virtual Meeting (Everyone)$250
*Non AAFV Vet Student Registratons include an AAFV Membership

Wet Labs (October 6 & 9)

You must purchase the lecture day to have access to either of the Wet Labs.
Capacity per lab: 20.

Necropsy Lab by Dr. Myron Kebus
Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$125
Fish Exam by Dr. Jessie Sanders
Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM$200
Fish Imaging by Dr. Sanders & Dr. Shane Boylan
With Butterfly Ultrasound
Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM$200

Additional Activities

Behind the Scenes Tours - Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium

FREE but you must sign up for a specific session during registration.

1 hour tour of Behind the Scence of the Bass Pro's Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium. See the Veterinary Clinic, the water quality/LSS areas and the Quarantine department.

15 spots per session

Friday, October 6th

  • Noon – 1:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Monday, October 9th

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • 11:00 AM – Noon
  • Noon – 1:00 PM

Water Quality Shadow Experience

Shadow the Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium staff as they collect and run water quality on the aquarium animals' environments. 7 am- 8 am Central Time. Limit: 3 people.

FREE but you must sign up for a specific spot during registration.

  • Friday, October 6th: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
  • Saturday, October 7th: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
  • Sunday, October 8th: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Post Conference Trip (Zoo & Caverns)- Monday, Oct. 9th

Includes bus trip, ticket to Fantastic Caverns and Dickerson Park Zoo. We will stop for lunch, but it will be on your own cost.

  • Adult (13+): $55
  • Kids (6-12): $37
  • Kids (3-5): $30
  • Infants (0-2): No charge if on lap. $25 if seat is needed.
  • Limit 55 seats


No refunds. You can move from In Person to virtual any time.  You can move from Virtrual to In Person with notice by Sept 15th. You must pay the difference with any change or receive  credit in form of extension on membership. 


Total CE

  • Lecture Days (Sat. & Sun.): 12 Hours CE
  • Labs: 9 Hours CE
  • Total Possible: 21 Hours CE


AAVSB RACE asks you to provide your primary state of veterinary practice and your license number if you want your CE to go directly to your state agency. You will be asked for both of these items during the checkout process. You still have the option of asking for a CE certificate.

AAFV Members

Lapsed AAFV Members

If your AAFV membership fees have lapsed, you are not a current AAFV member.
Go to fishvets.org to renew your membership or join AAFV.
(Please note: The link will open in a new window and membership registration will be a separate transaction.)

Join the AAFV and immediately get the discounted conference pricing.

Live Virtual Meeting

Participate Virtually in the 2023 AAFV Conference

  • Accessible on your computer or mobile device
  • Zoom meeting link and access via the AAFV Learning Portal
  • $250 per person
  • Available on-demand for 6 months following the event
Disclaimer: Proceedings links will be delayed until after the conference if you register for the Virtual Meeting on October 1st or later.