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“This is Where We Live” by Wenatchee artist, Jan Cook-Mack

“This is Where We Live” by Wenatchee artist, Jan Cook-Mack

Join peers for a day and a half of networking and learning from renowned leaders in animal behavior, veterinary medicine and non-profit management. Together, let’s “Dare to Dream.” 

Click here for entire conference schedule and session descriptions

REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 1st!

Registration is just $80 per person** and includes:

  • Dinner and round table discussion on Weds., May 8th

  • After dinner cocktail networking opportunity (sponsored by PetHub)

  • Breakfast and lunch on Thurs. May 9th

  • Four (4) breakout sessions in your choice of medical or shelter operations track (The medical track of this program has been approved for five (5) hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.) The Medical program is provided by the Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Optional tour of Wenatchee Valley Humane Society

  • **JUST ADDED** We are kicking the conference off Weds. afternoon (May 8th) with a presentation and demonstration from Dog Behavioral Specialist, Robert Cabral! Robert’s presentation will immediately be followed by results from a recent PetPoint survey on why animals come to shelters.

DATE AND TIME
May 8-9, 2019

LOCATION
Red Lion Wenatchee
1225 N Wenatchee Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801
509-663-0711

Conference Schedule & Session Detail Information

QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION?
Renee Parkins
509-662-9577, ext. 421

QUESTIONS ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS?
Dr. Chumkee Aziz

QUESTIONS ABOUT SENATE BILL 5004?

SB 5004 Presentation -Lisa Feder

All meals are Vegetarian/Vegan

**Lodging is not included in registration price. If you are interested in staying overnight, Wenatchee Red Lion is offering a room discount of $129+tax for Dare to Dream attendees (Wenatchee Red Lion is a pet friendly hotel. Pet fee is an additional $15 per night, per pet).


To take advantage of this discount, please call 509-663-0711 and use code: WENA0508
(Hotel reservations must be made prior to April 22, 2019 to receive conference discount)

Register now to reserve your spot at this innovative, educational conference before MAY 1st:
Rather pay by check? Please call 509-662-9577, ext. 415

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

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BREAKOUT sessions for the conference include:

BREAKOUT SESSION I
Shelter:
Pets for Life & Outreach (Nadia Novik)
Medical: Top Things Every Vet Should Know About Shelter Medicine (Dr. Aleisha Swartz, DVM)

BREAKOUT SESSION II
Shelter:
Community Through Community Cats: The Power and Importance of Collaboration in TNR Efforts (Community Cat Coalition and Feral Cat Spay & Neuter Project)
Medical: Taking the Guess Out of Fungus! (Dr. Erica Schumacher, DVM)

BREAKOUT SESSION III
Shelter:
Mission & Resource-Capacity for Care (Dr. Brad Crauer, DVM)
Medical: What’s New in Infectious Disease? (Dr. Chumkee Aziz, DVM)

BREAKOUT SESSION IV
Shelter:
Ensuring the Mental Well-Being of Animals in the Shelter (Victoria Cussen, Ph.D)
Medical: Building Bridges: The Evolving Veterinary - Animal Shelter Relationship (Dr. Brad Crauer, DVM)

The medical track of this program has been APPROVED For five (5) hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

Questions or concerns? Give us a call! 509-662-9577, ext. 421

 
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Thank you to supporting sponsors:

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Thanks to the ASPCA’s Northern Tier Shelter Initiative, nonprofit animal welfare organizations located in Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, or Wisconsin can receive scholarships to cover the costs of attending our seminar. To get more details or apply for a scholarship, email chumkee.aziz@aspca.org! **Please contact Dr. Aziz for scholarship questions only. All other questions about the conference should be directed to Wenatchee Valley Humane Society at 509-662-9577, ext. 421**