Sophomore year of New York Vet exceeds expectations

Passionate Community of Veterinary Professionals & Partners Gather In New York City for Unparalleled CE & Collaboration

TULSA, OKLAHOMA, NOVEMBER 15, 2018—More than 2600 attendees and 270 exhibitors gathered at the Javits Center in New York City on November 8 and 9 for the second year of New York Vet, a national, 2‑day veterinary conference designed specifically for busy practicing veterinarians.

New York Vet featured a comprehensive CE program, offering more than 75 hours of RACE‑approved and NYSED‑accredited CE curated by the veterinarians behind Clinician's Brief and Veterinary Team Brief. The program, an expansion of the event's first year, covered a variety of practical topics, from approaches to cognitive dysfunction to indication and use of appetite stimulants. In addition, the veterinary nursing theater, new for 2018, covered both clinical education and career guidance for today's rapidly changing veterinary industry. All sessions offered attendees high‑quality education in energizing, interactive formats.

"What a phenomenal 2 days this has been," said Elizabeth Green, Brief Media CEO and founder. "We are thrilled by the overwhelming response and have been so encouraged by the community spirit and dedication displayed by our attendees, speakers, and partners who are striving for the betterment of the veterinary industry. We look forward to welcoming these leaders and learners back to New York next year, or even to Chicago or Reno."

New York Vet is hosted by CloserStill Vet US, LLC, a joint venture between Brief Media—publisher of Clinician's Brief, Veterinary Team Brief, and Plumb's® Veterinary Drugs—and CloserStill Media—organizers of Europe's largest veterinary conference, London Vet Show. In 2018, a partnership with Modern Veterinary Media allowed CloserStill Vet US to expand its portfolio of events to include Chicago Vet (May 13 – 16, 2019) and Wild West Vet (October 2019).

"Everyone at New York Vet is dedicated to supporting veterinary teams across the country by providing high-quality continuing education at a reasonable price, and this year's event really highlighted the best-in-show for our market," said Stephen Knowles, New York Vet event director. "Fantastic turnout and engagement from veterinary practice teams, outstanding speakers, great vendors, and a warm, community spirit made this a truly special event. We look forward to seeing everyone in New York for next year's event, if not before at one of our other Vet Shows."

The event's innovative layout allowed for a continuous flow between the exhibition hall and sessions, creating a truly unique learning and networking experience.

"I've been to [other conferences] year after year and it's just a lot of sitting, day after day. Here [the event] is only 2 days, and I got all of the CE I need," said Maija Curtis, DVM, an attendee at New York Vet 2018. "It's a really great event. I've already spoken with my husband about when we're coming next year, especially with the new locations."

"[New York Vet was] by far our best show of the year. Loved the location and staff. Loved the happy hour. It's such a fun time," said Joseph Kasabuski, a sales representative for VetMatrix. "What's not to love? It's New York City! We will without a doubt be back next year."

New York Vet will return to the Javits Center November 7 – 8, 2019, with world‑class CE, a growing community of exhibitors, and more opportunities to explore New York City. For more information or to register for next year's event, visit For more information about the Vet Shows—including Chicago Vet and Wild West Vet—visit


Brief Media is committed to delivering premium peer‑reviewed educational content and point‑of‑care tools to more than 269,000 veterinary professionals worldwide. The company's award‑winning journals include Clinician's Brief, voted the most essential publication in veterinary medicine for 11 years running, and Veterinary Team Brief, voted the #1 educational resource for the entire practice team. Plumb's® Veterinary Drugs, Brief Media's digital and mobile‑friendly veterinary drug reference, provides rapid access to the trusted drug information busy veterinary professionals need—right when they need it.

Brief Media's partnerships include the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and Mission Rabies, and the commpany's latest endeavors include New York Vet, Chicago Vet, and Wild West Vet, veterinary CE conferences developed in collaboration with CloserStill Media and geared toward practicing veterinarians.


CloserStill Media specializes in high‑value, content‑driven events and the nurturing of B2B or professional communities. The company operates chiefly in the healthcare and technology markets with events in London, Birmingham, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York City. Our portfolio includes some of the fastest growing, and often award winning, events including the London Vet Show, Cloud Expo Europe, The Pharmacy Show, Learning Technologies and The Dentistry Show.

CloserStill is the fastest growing British exhibition organizer in international markets according to the eighth annual Sunday Times International Track 200. In addition, the Financial Times FT1000 Index named CloserStill the fastest growing exhibition organizer in Europe. CloserStill's ranking is the highest of any exhibition organizer since the Sunday Times Fast Track series inception.

In the last seven years, CloserStill has been repeatedly recognized as a leading innovator with its teams and events winning multiple awards (over 30 in total) including Best Marketing Manager—five years in succession—Best Trade Show, Best Launch Exhibition, Best Brand Extension, Rising Star—two years in succession—Best Operations Manager, Best Sales Person, Management Team of the Year and was voted 'Most Respected Company of the Year' at the 2016 Association of Event Organizers Excellence Awards.