AASV Spouse and Family Activities

We are pleased to welcome spouses and families of AASV members to San Diego!

Please feel free to attend the company-sponsored social events with your AASV meeting attendee, including the Zoetis Welcome Reception (Sunday, 6:30-8:30pm) and the Merck Animal Health Student Reception (Sunday, 8:30 - 11:00pm). You may also purchase tickets for the AASV Awards Reception sponsored by Elanco Animal Health (Monday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm) - available on the registration form or at the meeting.

The website sandiego.com will help you explore the attractions and activities available in the area. Our meeting hotel, the Manchester Grand Hyatt, offers a waterfront resort-like setting, with shopping, dining, and entertainment venues just steps away in the Gaslamp Quarter.

In addition, the following activities are offered for you to enjoy with other AASV spouses and family members:

AASV Praise Breakfast
Sunday, March 3
7:00 - 8:00 AM
Location: Manchester E (second level)

For many, Sunday is a day to gather with family and friends for spiritual nourishment and encouragement in faith. Bring your family and join your AASV friends for worship and fellowship at the AASV Praise Breakfast! Join in musical worship led by members of the AASV praise band: Drs. Jane Christopher-Hennings, Monte Fuhrman, Harold Tilstra, Keith Wilson and Tom Wetzell. This year we will enjoy hearing a meditation from one of our own, Dr. Jane Christopher-Hennings.

Your free-will offering, along with support from our sponsors, will defray the cost of the breakfast. The devotion will conclude by 8:00 AM to allow you to attend the meeting sessions, but feel free to stay and visit if you wish. All AASV meeting attendees and their family members are welcome!

Spouse Hospitality Suite
Monday, March 4
7:00 - 9:00 AM
Location: Windsor BC (third level)

The AASV is pleased to host the spouse hospitality suite at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Visit with old friends and make new acquaintances as you enjoy pastries, juice, and coffee. This is a great place to plan the rest of your day with fellow AASV spouses and families.

Create Your Own Spouse/Family Tour
San Diego is full of attractions close to AASV’s meeting location as well as farther afield, including the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld®, Historic Old Town, Balboa Park, La Jolla, Coronado Island, and many famous beaches. AASV is not offering an organized tour this year, to enable you to choose the activities that appeal most to your personal sense of adventure! Check out www.sandiego.com, and look for information about local attractions at the AASV registration desk and in the Spouse Hospitality Suite. Enjoy and explore San Diego!