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Early Bird pricing offered through August 15th.  Register today!


Registration Fees 

IAAHPC Members  $425
Non Members  $550
Full-time Students (veterinary or social work)  $325
One-Day Participation (offered Friday and Saturday)  $225 
Pre-Conference Euthanasia Training Program (The Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy)  $495
     - October 4th (lecture) and 7th (laboratory)
     - This program offers 10 hours of advanced companion animal euthanasia training. 
     - The schedule is designed to allow IAAHPC attendees to also participate in the full conference.
Saturday Night Dinner $50

Veterinary or social work students - apply for the Kathleen Cooney Scholarship Conference Fund here.  Deadline is August 31, 2018. 

Conference Highlights

Thursday Pre-conference track - Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA).  This 7-hour track is part of a 10-hour program.  It consists of lecture in advanced euthanasia related topics.  To become a graduate of the academy, attendees must also complete the 3-hour Sunday euthanasia laboratory.

Friday morning opening session speaking to our 2018 theme  "Live the Mission, Share the Vision"

Friday Evening International Attendee Networking Event - Join with fellow international attendees for a meet and greet over light refreshments.

AHPC Certification Program Graduation, class of 2017-18 - Graduates of the Certification Program will be celebrated as they receive their certificates and are officially recognized as Certified Hospice and Pallaitive Care Veterinarians and Technicians.  Light refreshments provided.

Saturday Night Dinner and Silent Auction (Keynote speaker Dr. Robin Downing) - our annual Saturday night dinner will feature veterinarian Dr. Robin Downing speaking on veterinary ethics and animal hospice.  Dinner for attendees is $50 and guests are invited to dine with us.  A silent auction will help raise money for the student scholarship fund.  Donations for the silent auction are welcomed and can be turned into the conference team during registration checkin.  All kinds of items are accepted.  This event is a highlight for everyone year after year.

Honoring Ceremony - As caregivers in this amazing journey of end-of-life care for our beloved pets, it’s crucial we take time for ourselves. To honor our own selves, our own journey, and those cherished pets who have more-than-likely guided us to this profession. Join us for our Honoring Ceremony, a bit of time for you and about you. A moving and touching tribute to celebrate the chapter we shared with those beloved pets who have guided us, as well as pay tribute to the loved pets who still occupy our physical world.

Sunday Closing Luncheon

Sunday Euthanasia Technique Laboratory (taught by the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy) - 3 hour companion animal cadaver laboratory demonstrating the 5 most common techniques (intravenous, intracardiac, intrahepatic, intrarenal, and intraperitonel).  Time is provided to review sedation/anesthesia protocols and have group discussion around best practices.  Attendees taking both the Sunday euthanasia laboratory and the Pre-conference CAETA course will be awarded the status of graduate from the academy and awarded their Certificate of Completion, along with all benefits of CAETA membership; access to library resources, textbook, option to continue training in equine euthanasia, livestock and exotic euthanaisa, and use of the Euthanasia Team Training Manual.  

This program is approved by The National Association of Social Workers #886739622 for 23.5 hours continuing edication.