Keynote Speakers

Our keynote speakers will inspire and motivate you to create a better world - for yourself, your practice teams, your clients, the industry, and the AAHA community.

Jess Pettitt

Jess Pettitt

September 15

Drawing on her background as an educator, former Peace Corps Volunteer, and stand-up comic, Jessica is a Certified Speaking Professional and has taken the typical diversity talks to the next level, inspiring and motivating participants to enact change. With humor and energy, she examines privilege, oppression, entitlement, and our collective responsibility to make change while connecting difficult topics with employee retention, crisis management, and increasing innovation and profits.

Carrie Jurney DVM, DACVIM

Carrie Jurney DVM, DACVIM

September 16

Dr. Jurney is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional who has worked in nearly every role in the veterinary industry, from kennel attendant to practice owner. Her ground-breaking mental health wellness work at Not One More Vet (NOMV) which she helped found, helps veterinary pros cope with crisis and compassion fatigue. NOMV has grown to be the largest wellness-focused charity for veterinary wellbeing in the world, with over 25,000 global members. Dr. Jurney was boarded in neurology in 2009 and is currently the practice owner at Jurney Veterinary Neurology.

Jimmy Wayne

Jimmy Wayne

September 17

Musician Jimmy Wayne is an award-winning country artist whose songs and story highlight his mission to raise awareness for kids in foster care. His three-week Number One, “Do You Believe Me Now” earned BMI’s prestigious Million-Air Award for receiving one million radio spins in the United States. In 2014, he released Walk to Beautiful, his three-time New York Times bestselling memoir. He is the youngest recipient of the Salvation Army's William Booth Award and has won the prestigious Points of Light Award.

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