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Intro to Joint Mobilization for the Thor
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September 27-30, 2023

Parsippany, New Jersey, US

Conference  Update

Thank you to all who attended STAAR 2023 Conference! Our first year back since 2019 felt like a long-awaited family reunion. It was wonderful to catch up with old friends and to make new ones. We had 104 participants, 26 vendors, 47 dog handlers, 78 dog volunteers, 16 intensive hands-on workshop labs, and 7 incredible instructors over a 4-day period. It felt so good to be back and we hope the feeling translated to everyone who was able to join us. See you next time!

Click here for the link to the STAAR 2023 photos

Videos will be available soon so please check back.

STAAR is back! 


No other conference provides more practical, hands-on experience than STAAR.  In 2019, over 80 dogs participated as volunteers for STAAR workshops.  Practical experience on live animal patients is critical for learning skills related to rehabilitation and physical therapy.


Walk away with the knowledge and skills you can apply immediately and with confidence to your animal patients.

"STAAR provides education one cannot find at national or specialist conferences because of its exemplary educational quality, integration of the many sub-professions involved in veterinary rehab, and the focus on specific, difficult topics. My interactions with a wide range of amazing peers and instructors from all walks of veterinary rehabilitation, sports fitness and conditioning, and physical therapy allowed me to share/gain invaluable information, refined my focus on key learning issues, and led me to explore new treatment regimens for my own patients."

Andrea L. Looney, DVM, DACVAA, DACVSMR, CCRP / Anesthesia and Pain Management Services

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