Lisa Corsale, Ross University
If one has an opportunity to attend the SAVMA Conference next year, then it should be taken. The trip not only helps you network in your field with different social activities but also there are wet labs, day trips, and lecturers.
You get to meet many specialists during the lecturers. For example, I was able to attend a large animal behavior talk given by Dr. Temple Grandin. From her lecture, being able to read the behavior and interpret correctly how the animal feels, I am able to incorporate that same lesson into small animals. No matter what area of veterinary medicine you are interested in, there was a lecture for every topic imaginable.