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For those of you who've joined us in the past, welcome back!  For our new STAAR participants, we are thrilled to have you join us!  It's been a few years and we are so glad to be back and are thrilled to bring you another terrific program. 

What's New this Year

  • We have a new venue (our previous home - Hamilton Park - never reopened after COVID).  Our new home - Embassy Suites - is more intimate and the perfect venue to re-introduce our program.  Check it out here.

  • We will not be having an Exhibitor Ballroom this year; we've opted to keep all exhibitors in the main hallway, which has been preferred by most in the past.  The Exhibit Hall is filled, and all meals and social events will be held in and around this space.  

  • Thursday Evening's STAAR Cocktail Party and Raffle will be held in the Exhibit Hall space.  This year's party theme is Boogie Wonderland (disco with a touch of funk).  We invite and encourage participants to dress up; there will be a photo booth with props to commemorate the evening (sponsored by Respond Systems).

  • This year's Cocktail Party Raffle recipient is Not One More Vet (NOMV).  100% of raffle proceeds will go to support NOMV; we can't think of a more worthy cause than to help improve the mental health of our veterinary professionals.  Exhibitors have donated some amazing raffle items and we hope that all of you will join us for this special event.

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