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September 27-30, 2023

Parsippany, New Jersey, US

Conference  Update

  • Online registration IS NOW OPEN.  See "Registration" drop down on top menu and select the days and Workshops.  

  • PDF copy of the STAAR 2023 Registration is also available for download. 

  • STAAR Workshop lengths include 1/2-day, 1 full day, or 2 full days.  About 75% of the time is spent on practical, hands-on applications of newly-learned skills on live dog volunteers. 

  • We will have about 90 dogs participating at STAAR - approx. 5-7 dogs per Workshop.

  • Participant numbers for each Workshop are limited to 20.

  • Workshops are rated on a star system, from "basic" to "challenging" based on your training and credentials.  All veterinary professionals are welcome; please choose the Workshops that are best suited for your skill level and patient needs. 

  • There is no "flat fee" for STAAR Conference.  Pay for and attend one or as many Workshops as your schedule allows.

  • 2023 Workshops include:

    • Advancements in Degenerative Myelopathy​

    • Mulligan Techniques for Extremities and Spine

    • Multimodal Management of Iliopsoas Muscle Injuries

    • Conservative Management of Medial Shoulder Hypermobility

    • Puppy Conditioning

    • Kinesiology Taping

    • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

    • Sensory Stimulation for Neuroplasticity Following Ortho and Neuro Injuries

    • Conservative Management of Patellofemoral and Stifle Instabilities

    • Hip Rehab - From Assessment to Management

  • STAAR is a RACE-approved provider.  Individual RACE approval for Workshops is pending (anticipated date 6/30).

  • Interested in being a STAAR Sponsor?  Download the EXHIBITOR/SPONSOR DECK

  • More information coming soon.  Please check in again.

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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