for the

110th Annual Meeting

Lewis and Clark Veterinary Conference
Sponsored by Interstate Veterinary Medical Association, Inc.

October 2-4, 2024

Marriott Riverfront, South Sioux City, NE

Future Dates

October 1st – 3rd, 2025
October 7th – 9th, 2026
October 6th – 8th, 2027

Our History

The Interstate Veterinary Meeting was started in 1914 by a group of Veterinarians from the Sioux City area. The first meetings were held in the Martin Hotel in Downtown Sioux City. Later the meetings moved to the Warrior Hotel and to this day the event is held at the Marina Inn in South Sioux City.

The meeting has evolved from its establishment in 1914. At that time most of the veterinarians arrived by trains and common topics were Hog Cholera and Erysipelas. The Interstate Veterinary Meeting started as a one day event, but since 1950 has offered both small animal and large animal sessions spanning 2 and a half days.

The name of the event has also changed in the more recent years. It is now called the Lewis and Clark Veterinary Conference, which is sponsored by the Interstate Veterinary Medical Association, Inc.

In an effort to encourage graduating veterinary students to stay in rural areas, starting in 2024, the association is offering two scholarships to graduating veterinary students planning to practice mixed animal medicine in the Lewis & Clark Trade areas: Western Iowa, Southwest Minnesota, Eastern South Dakota, or Eastern Nebraska.

The meeting has had good attendance over the years and has attracted many veterinarians and their spouses. The record attendance for an individual meeting was back in the 80s with more than 300 veterinarians present.

Many people have made this meeting successful over the years and there are too many people to thank. This group has utilized both industry veterinarians and top speakers such as Baxter Black, Temple Grandin and many more. Please register and come find out for yourself what makes the Lewis and Clark Veterinary Conference economical and enjoyable to attend.