Breakfast with the Experts…Roundtable Style

7:00-8:00 am, Cocoa Suite 3

Don’t miss this opportunity to spend an hour with one of veterinary medicine’s leading experts and a few colleagues and enjoy a hot breakfast. Bring your own cases to be reviewed and questions to be answered. If you would like to attend but haven’t pre-registered, please visit the KVC Onsite Registration desk by 3:00 pm on Friday to register.

  • Philip Bushby, DVM, MS, DACVS – Companion Animal Spay/Neuter
  • Craig Webb, PhD, DVM, DACVIM – Companion Animal Gastroenterology
  • Colin McDermott, VMD - Exotics

Cost is $85 per person and pre-registration is required. 


pvmaAssure Breakfast Forum: Health Plan Blues

7:00-8:00 am, Cocoa Suite 4

Higher deductibles and co-pays are increasing out of pocket expenses for employees. Join us for breakfast and learn how to read and understand your benefit summary, understand the out of pocket expense, and how to protect these expenses with different products on the market. If you would like to attend, but have not pre-registered, please visit the KVC Onsite Registration Desk by 3:00 pm Friday to register.


Christian Veterinary Mission Fellowship Breakfast “Hope” Based on Hebrews 6:19

7:00-8:00 am, Cocoa Terrace

Speaker: Dr. Heather Heisey

Please join Christian Veterinary Mission for a special time of fellowship and hear an update on where God is at work through CVM. Dr. Heather Heisey will be sharing on how veterinary medicine and missions can make a difference. There is no cost to attend, however, pre-registration is required. If you would like to attend, but have not pre-registered, please visit the KVC Onsite Registration Desk to obtain a ticket. If you would like to attend but haven’t pre-registered, please visit the KVC Onsite Registration Desk by 3:00 pm on Friday to register.


Continental Breakfast in the Marketplace

7:30-8:30 am, Blue/White Rooms


Registration 

7:30 am-4:30 pm, The Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby


PVF Silent Auction

9:00-1:00 pm, The Great Lobby

Get a behind the scenes early bird tour of ZooAmerica while the animals are waking up and getting ready to start the day! Join a zoo educator to get up close and personal look at select zoo species, enjoy an enrichment activity, help feed the animals, and more! Transportation and continental breakfast are included. This exclusive event is limited to the first 30 registrants. Cost is $75 per person. If you would like to attend but have not pre-registered, please visit the KVC Conference Concierge Desk by 3:00 pm on Friday.


Breakfast at the Zoo

8:00-10:00 am, ZooAmerica

Get a behind the scenes early bird tour of ZooAmerica while the animals are waking up and getting ready to start the day! Join a zoo educator to get up close and personal look at select zoo species, enjoy an enrichment activity, help feed the animals, and more! Transportation and continental breakfast are included. This exclusive event is limited to the first 30 registrants. Cost is $75 per person. If you would like to attend but have not pre-registered, please visit the KVC Conference Concierge Desk by 3:00 pm on Friday.


2018 One Health Forum: Advancing One Health in Pennsylvania – Zoonotic Disease Challenges

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Sponsored by the Goddard Chair and Endowment at Penn State University in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and the Pennsylvania One Health Task Force.This inaugural meeting is a special 1-day event that we hope will bring together stakeholders to share knowledge, find common ground, and define actions to coordinate gains in human, animal, plant and environmental health in Pennsylvania and beyond. Welcoming remarks from the Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Agriculture will open the session and special plenary speakers include physician and author Dr. Laura Kahn from Princeton University, USDA APHIS Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Jack Shere, Dr. Peter Hudson, Director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State University and Dr. James Holt, chair of Pennsylvania’s One Health Task Force. You’re cordially invited to learn more about our One Health initiative and add your voice and ideas to a discussion of the most pressing One Health issues challenging Pennsylvania.

Attendance is limited to the first 100 registrants. There is no additional charge for KVC registrants to participate, but separate registration is required. If you would like to attend but haven’t pre-registered, please visit the KVC Conference Concierge Desk before 3:00 pm on Friday to register.


Chair Massages

Saturday 9:30 am–1:00 pm, Marketplace Entrance

Only $10 for 10 minutes. A portion of the proceeds go to the Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation.


Practice Owners and Managers Lunch: PVMA Association Health Plan Approval - What Will This Mean for You?

12:00-1:00 pm, Cocoa Terrace

The Department of Labor has approved a rule allowing association health plan, and PVMA will be ready. What does this mean for you and your practice, and what are the next steps? Join us for lunch and have your questions answered. If you would like to attend, but have not preregistered, please visit the KVC Onsite Registration Desk before 3:00 pm on Friday to register.


Lunch in the Marketplace

12:00-1:00 pm, Blue/White


PVMA New Member Lunch

12:00-1:00 pm, Cocoa Suite 4

Welcome new members of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA)! If you have joined PVMA within the last two years, we invite you to join us for an informal luncheon where you can meet with leaders of our organization, ask questions, and get to know PVMA. Lunch is provided as well as a welcome gift. Pre-registration is required. Stop by the onsite registration desk to register before Saturday at 10:00 a.m. If you would like to attend, but have not pre-registered, please visit the KVC Onsite Registration Desk before 3:00 pm on Friday to register.


PVMA Town Hall Meeting & Refreshment Break

3:00-4:00 pm, Cocoa Suite 1/Terrace

The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) will hold its Town Hall and Annual Business Meeting on Saturday during the afternoon break at 3:00 pm in Cocoa Suite 1. Come and hear what is new and exciting with PVMA and have your questions answered. Refreshments will be served and you could win a great prize just for attending. All conference attendees are encouraged to attend. Several door prizes will be awarded!