Additional Activities

Advantage Lunch

Thursday 9/21, 12:10-1:40 pm, Bayview Terrace, 32nd Floor

Sponsored by Antech, Bovie, Butterfly iQ Vet, Ceva Animal Health, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Merck Animal Health, Midmark, MWI Animal Health, Neogen/VetOne, PetScript Compounding Pharmacy, Radiation Detection Co., Regency Pet, Sound Stratford, VetBiotek, Inc., Vetoquinol, VetPowerment, VetSnap, Vetsource, Wedgewood, and Zoetis

Enjoy lunch with a view from the 32nd floor Bayview Terrace on Friday, September 22. Open only to AAHA members, this is your chance to connect with AAHA Advantage vendors and learn more about their member rebate programs. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required.

Advantage Lunch

Puppy Yoga

Friday 9/22, 6:00 am, Pool Area

Sponsored by Merck

Join us in the pool area for some puppy breath and yoga! Led by AAHA’s own Dr. Katie Berlin, this class features poses suitable for all skill levels, allowing you to unwind, reduce stress, and elevate your mood through the power of yoga and pet companionship. Prepare to be rejuvenated and inspired as you continue your conference journey surrounded by the joyful presence of our furry friends.

Puppy Yoga

Escape Room

Located in La Jolla B

Sponsored by Midmark

Step into the Escape Room and put your skills to the test with some dental suite drama! Eva is having her first CORE dental procedure, and nothing is going as expected. Your expertise is needed to deal with surgical complications, fluctuating vitals, anesthetic difficulties and more – all within 15 minutes! So, grab some colleagues and use your teamwork and expertise to get Eva safely back to her family!

Escape Room

Community Give Back Event

Friday, 12:30-1:00 pm, Lunch Area

Sponsors include PetSmart, CareCredit, Pets Best, Blue Buffalo, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Purina

Help support Canine Companions by creating pet owner care packs from generous donations from our sponsors! Network with fellow attendees while giving back to the four-legged community and strengthening our community bonds. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference!

Express Yourself Kickoff and Book-Signing Celebration

Friday, 1:00-2:50 pm, Bayview Terrace, 32nd Floor

Sponsored by CareCredit

The Express Yourself Kickoff Celebration marks the beginning of a year-long celebration of your stores in veterinary medicine, leading up to the 2024 Storytime Gala. The event will take place on Friday, September 22 during afternoon breakout sessions in the 32nd floor Bayview Terrace Room. It includes a conversation with Debbie Boone and Josh Vaisman, moderated by AAHA’s Dr. Katie Berlin, focusing on their new books. Following this event will be a 30-minute book signing.

Happy Hour

Friday 9/22, 5:30 pm, Marina Courtyard

Sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health

Take this opportunity on Friday at 5:30 to unwind, connect and share insights with fellow professionals in the animal health community. Two complementary drink tickets will be available to enjoy your favorite beverages, with a cash bar for any additional refreshments. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided, ensuring a fantastic time for everyone. We look forward to raising a toast with you!

Stay, Please: A Path to Increased Retention in Veterinary Medicine with AAHA CEO Garth Jordan

Saturday, 8:00-9:50 am, Bayview Terrace, 32nd Floor

Sponsored by Chewy

Join us for a session with AAHA Chief Executive Officer, Garth Jordan, as he unveils eye-opening insights in the face of a critical attrition crisis in veterinary medicine. Unearth what keeps professionals engaged, learn role-specific differentiators, and grasp the six pivotal retention factors. The event includes a one-hour presentation followed by a champagne toast and 30-minute meet-and-greet networking event.


Located in the Seaport Foyer

Sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Stop by this cozy seating area, a perfect spot to take a moment to kick off your shoes, relax, and engage in conversation. Feel free to use this inviting space to connect with fellow attendees, take a coffee break, or gather your thoughts from a day of learning!

We would love to thank our sponsors

All Pet LLC
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation
Animal Arts Architecture Animals People
Bank of America
Boehringer Ingelheim
Blue Veterinary Diet
Brown's Medical Imaging
Canine Companions
Care Credit
Chewy Health
Core Imaging
Covetrus Care Plans
Dallas College
Dejavi Innovation
Dell Technologies
Dental Focus
Digital Empathy
Genius Vets
Hill's Pet Nutrition
Hot Dog Patient Warming
In Diagnostics
International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC)
InTouch Practice Communications
Legally Mine
Merck Animal Health
MWI Animal Health
My Vet Group
Only Cremations and Aquamation
Pawlicy Advisor
Pet Desk
Pet DX
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets
Reflex Integrated Inc
Scrubin Uniforms
Veterinary Dental Specialties
Vet TPowerment
Vet Tech Payments
Wedgewood Pharmacy
Wells Fargo