NAIA 2024 Conference: Animal Experts Unite

NAIA 2024 Conference: Animal Experts Unite

Know Your Value - Share Your Knowledge

By: Patti Strand  Date: 05/23/2024 Category: | Animal Legislation | Animal Welfare | NAIA Conferences |

NAIA’s annual conference is in Texas this year and YOU are invited! Mark your calendar for October 19-20, 2024


Animal Experts Unite:
Know Your Value - Share Your Knowledge

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Fabulous speakers, innovative topics, and tools for taking action!


Topics, Themes, and Panels:

  • Citizen Science: A venture made for breed enthusiasts
  • Mastering the art of husbandry in the 21st century
  • Stepping up to leadership
  • Communications
  • Numerous legislative campaigns 
  • Getting on the same page
  • Recruiting youth 
  • Influencing public opinion

Speakers include:


  • Vicki Abbott, Multi-group AKC dog judge, top handler, groomer, and breeder of BIS dogs
  • Wendy Davis, Equestrian, racehorse and racetrack authority, director on multiple equine boards
  • Mark Dunn, Executive VP AKC 
  • Steven Feldman, President, Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI)
  • Emily Fish, AKC group judge, breeder of AKC BIS dogs, founder of Jr. handler program and 4-H leader 
  • David Fitzpatrick, AKC Breeder of the Year, renown dog handler and Pekingese breeder
  • Arnold Goldman, DVM, MPH, NAIA Director
  • Phil Goss, President, USA Reptile Keepers (USARK)
  • Anthony Hutcherson, Director, the International Cat Association and Every Health Foundation; authority on Bengals and other highly patterned cats
  • Colton Johnson, Top dog handler, trainer and breeder of BIS dogs; Owner-founder of Under the Sun dog event center
  • Michelle Kutzler, MBA, DVM, PhD (Diplomate American College of Theriogenologists)


Our focus will be on the tools and tactics we can use in the fight to preserve our animals.

In addition to the excellent speakers and constructive workshops, the registration fee includes a reception on Friday night with heavy appetizers, lunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner with live music on Saturday night.

Oct 18, Friday 7 pm- until Reception
Oct 19, Saturday      9 am - 5 pm:  Presentations
Oct 20, Sunday 9 am - 4 pm:      Presentations

More information will be presented in the coming days...

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About The Author

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Patti Strand - NAIA President
Patti is a recognized expert and consultant on contemporary animal issues, most notably responsible dog ownership and the animal rights movement. She often appears on radio and television and her articles on canine issues, animal welfare, public policy and animal rights have appeared in major US news publications and in trade, professional and scientific journals. Patti and her…

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