More than 50 food animal veterinarians and more than 200 total veterinarians assembled in Roanoke, Virginia as part of the Virginia Veterinary Conference. Conference topics ranged from breeding bull management to backyard chicken husbandry. Zoetis sponsored a dinner for practitioners and students. The practitioners pulled out a victory by a narrow margin against the students in Quiz Bowl. The VAFAP Annual Business Meeting was held on the second day of the meeting, with updates from current and past officers, incoming VVMA President Melinda McCall, AABP representative Tom Massie, the USDA AVC Mark Remick, and State Veterinarian Charles Broaddus. The meeting was an excellent opportunity for education, networking, and fellowship.