Small Mammal Husbandry Symposium

Hosted by Frank Buck Zoo (at Gainesville Civic Center) March 1-3, 2023

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Important dates:

  • August 22, 2022 – Abstract submission begins 
  • September 15, 2022 – Registration opens    

                      Registration Fee $60.00

  • December 01, 2022 – Abstract submission ends
  • December 15, 2022 – Presenters notified of abstract acceptance

Schedule at-a-glance:

  • March 1: General sessions begin after lunch (not provided). Evening icebreaker to follow.
  • March 2: General sessions and zoo visit. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
  • March 3: General sessions in the morning. Continental breakfast provided. Boxed lunch provided at dismissal.

Small Animal Husbandry Conference


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Hotel Lodging - group rate cut off 2/1/23 

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We will be offering a shuttle leaving Dallas/Fort Worth airport at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 1st to transport participants who have flown in up to the symposium location (approximately 1-1.5 hour drive). The shuttle will depart Gainesville at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 3rd and return participants to the Dallas/Fort Worth airport. If taking the shuttle, departing flights should not be scheduled prior to 4:30 PM. There will not be a shuttle from Dallas Love Field airport. Participants may arrange their own transportation from Dallas Love Field to Dallas/Fort Worth airport to take the shuttle if needed. The round-trip shuttle cost is $75 per person. 

 For attendees staying overnight at the Gainesville Holiday Inn or Fairfield Inn, daily transportation between the hotel and symposium meeting location will be provided free of charge.

 Attendees are also welcome to rent a car or drive their own vehicle to the symposium if they desire more flexibility or are not flying in.

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