Last weekend was the first annual Uncharted Veterinary Conference in Greenville, SC. The #UVC2017 hashtag on Instagram definitely confirmed something: the attendees knew how to survive a veterinary conference!

1) Pick a gorgeous location.


Had a great stay at the Westin this weekend. #hotel #historic #UVC2017

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2) Find other people that love learning.


3.) Keep your smartphone handy.


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4) Grab some swag.


Who else is rocking #UVC2017 founding member swag like @drlindsaygallagher? ⚓️

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5) Keep snacks handy.



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6) Get your learn on!


7) Take action on what you’ve learned.


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8) Snag plenty of selfies.




Enjoying the night life , #drandyroark #UVC2017

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10) Let loose a little.


Omg. Too much fun with Dani! #uvc2017

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11) Rest whenever you can!


@kelseybethcarpenter is a chipper anemic! #TeamIMHA @unchartedvet #UVC2017

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13) Get a good group shot before you go.


Some people duck face, some people happy muppet face. End of a great weekend at @unchartedvet conference. #UVC2017

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14) Go home and TAKE ACTION!


Do you have conference survival tips?

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Danielle K. Lambert Archer headshotDanielle is a former veterinary practice manager and the founder of, a website dedicated to teaching veterinary hospitals to use social media effectively. You can get her 5 favorite social media tools here, or follow her on social media to see excessive photos of her Brussels Griffon. She’s @DanielleSnout on Snapchat, Instagram & Twitter.