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 Wednesday to register.

  • Julie Byron, DVM, MS, DACVIM – Companion Animal Internal Medicine

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

Continental Breakfast

7:00-8:00 am, Chocolate Lobby


7:00 am-4:30 pm, The Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby

Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:45 am, Aztec 

Opening Keynote: Telehealth – Can It Help Your Patients and Your Practice?

8:00-8:45 am, Aztec

Before you dive into sessions at this year’s Keystone Veterinary Conference, we invite you to take a little time to immerse yourself in an evolving trend within veterinary medicine – Telehealth. Join us at 8:00 am as we kick off this year’s KVC with our Keystone Keynote Presentation featuring Dr. Aaron Massecar. Dr. Massecar will take attendees on a brief journey of where telehealth has come since its beginning and how it is forecasted to evolve within veterinary practice – including your own – in the next five years.

Hall of Fame Luncheon

12:15-1:45 pm, Aztec/Nigerian

Plan to attend this special luncheon to help award winners celebrate their accomplishments. The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation will honor the accomplishments of fellow colleagues, students, organizations, media, and even our animal heroes! FREE for all conference attendees.

Marketplace Happy Hour

5:00-6:30 pm, Blue/White Rooms

Get a sneak peek at the exhibit hall on Thursday afternoon as soon as the sessions end! Complimentary food and a drink ticket will be provided to every attendee and friends/family are welcome to join you. ZooAmerica will have an interactive display set up where you can see and touch various zoo residents. And what reception in Hershey would be complete without a chocolate fountain and some chocolate bar characters? We’ve got you covered. Additionally, PVMA will be hosting a special scavenger hunt only during the reception for exclusive prizes. Pre-registration is not required, and the event is free. Plan to join us and don’t miss out on the fun!

ZooAmerica After Dark – Behind the Scenes

8:00-10:00 pm, ZooAmerica

This 2 hour behind-the-scenes adventure is perfect for families with children ages 3 and older! Join ZooAmerica naturalists for a personal tour through the zoo, including an insider’s look at the Animal Health Center and a flashlight tour through the animal buildings. Feed the otters, touch a reptile, or hold a bird of prey. Plus, all participants will receive a flashlight, and items to complete your adventure through the Zoo! Cost is $75 per person and includes light snacks and transportation to and from the zoo. If you would like to attend but have not pre-registered, please visit the KVC Onsite Registration Desk by 12:00 pm on Thursday to register. Buses leave from hotel's main lobby at 7:30 pm.