Matt Birk and Kat Perkins Keynote the 12th Annual VHA Expo

October 1, 2017

SOUTH SAINT PAUL, MN - (October 1, 2017) - Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA), the leading association for veterinary clinics in the Midwest, is hosting the 12th Annual VHA Expo on Thursday, November 2, 2016 from 8:00 - 4:30pm at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park, Minn. This one-day event is expected to be visited by nearly 300 veterinarians, practice managers, veterinary technicians, and staff and will be highlighting the newest products, services, and programs in the industry.

This event will be led by celebrity keynote speaker and former NFL player Matt Birk and NBC's The Voice Season 6 finalist Kat Perkins. Other leading industry speakers include:

  • Dr. Travis Saveraid, DVM, DAVCR, leading the Imaging track, covering radiology and diagnostic imaging;
  • Dr. Maragret Duxbury, DVM, DAVCB, discussing behavior topics;
  • Kit Welchlin, professional speaker, sharing communication strategies;
  • Ted Shick, professional speaker, offering tips on customer service and change management;
  • and Stephanie Onken, Communication Coordinator for VHA, introducing Facebook page strategies and advertising opportunities for business.
"We have planned a one-day event for the veterinary industry unlike any other," says VHA Executive Director Jeff Benson, "We are proud of the support we have received over the years and look forward to providing veterinarians and staff continuing education opportunities across a broad range of topics."

This year's Expo is sponsored by veterinary industry partners, including Patterson Veterinary, Boehringer Ingelheim, Hill's, and Royal Canin.

To learn more about the 12th Annual VHA Expo and to register to attend, visit

About Veterinary Hospitals Association

Established in 1984, Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA) is a member-driven association organized to represent the interests of members and the veterinary community. VHA currently serves nearly 400 member veterinary practices. The goal of VHA is to enhance the profitability of each member practice by positively impacting its bottom line. With member involvement, VHA will continue to offer services that either save money or make money for all members. Follow VHA on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Contact Information

Media Contact

Stephanie Onken
Communications Coordinator
Veterinary Hospitals Association