Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo information coming soon!
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Pet Boarding and Daycare Expo Events

Keynote Presentation
Monday 6 - 8pm

On Your Way: Creating a Career You Love Working with Pets (and People!)

Building a satisfying career as a pet professional can be simultaneously rewarding and overwhelming. Since graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Kate Boatright has worked in multiple areas of veterinary practice. Her work has taken her from cats and dogs to honey badgers. Along the way, she has learned the importance of building a network of fellow pet professionals, prioritizing personal wellbeing and finding a work environment that supports these endeavors. During this interactive Keynote, Dr. Boatright will discuss the pets and patients that have helped to shape her career into a joy-filled, rewarding career. Throughout the lecture, tips to maintain personal wellbeing, improve communication, and build lasting relationships with teams, fellow pet professionals, clients, and their pets will be discussed.

Live Oak Bank Meet & Greet Party

Monday 8 - 10pm

Immediately following the keynote address - Free to all attendees

Come join your pet care peers, for the opening night meet & greet, immediately following the Keynote Address. Mingle with your peers and enjoy conversation, bar and hors d’oeuvres.

Sponsored by

Happy Hour with First Financial Bank

Tuesday 5:00 - 6:30pm

First Financial Bank welcomes you to join them for Happy Hour right as the last seminar ends on Tuesday evening. Make your way up for cocktails and mingling at 5pm. See you there!

Sponsored by

First Financial Bank

NVA Networking Reception

Wednesday 6 - 8pm

Join your industry peers for a networking reception immediately after the sessions wrap up day 3 of the conference. Discuss all the hot topics from the sessions over drinks and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of NVA.

Sponsored by

Kennel Connection Round Table Discussion Luncheon

Wednesday and Thursday 12:00 - 1:45pm

Network with fellow pet boarding professionals at our meet and greet luncheons. Luncheon ticket holders can enjoy a delicious meal while discussing the industry with those who are just as passionate about caring for pets. Share stories, “talk shop,” or use the provided discussion questions to guide your conversation during this time of camaraderie with like-minded pet care professionals. Luncheon events are included with the Do It All Deluxe, Gold and Basic Deluxe packages. They can also be purchased separately.


Sponsored by

Kennel Connection