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Conference  Update

As many of you know, since COVID our regular venue shut down permanently.  We ran the 2023 Conference in a smaller venue and have already outgrown its capacity.  We've sourced other possible locations and are investigating their ability to accommodate all of our needs.  Our next program is quite large and we want to ensure the space is adequate. For this reason, we have decided to postpone the Conference until March of 2025. 

We will contact you via our email list, which will come from Vital Vet, STAAR's parent company.  If you are not yet on our Vital Vet mailing list, please visit us here (click).  Thank you for your interest in the STAAR Conference and we look forward to seeing you next time.

STAAR 2023

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  over 200 attendees - 104 professional 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 all those who joined us.

Click here for the link to the STAAR 2023 photos

Click here for the link to the STAAR 2023 highlights video.

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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