Veterinary Hospitals Association Hosts 13th Annual VHA Expo

September 27, 2018

SOUTH SAINT PAUL, MN – (September 27, 2018) – Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA), the leading association for veterinary clinics in the Midwest, will be hosting their 13th Annual VHA Expo on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 8:00-4:40pm at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park, Minn. This one-day event is expecting to be visited by nearly 300 veterinarians, practice managers, veterinary technicians, and staff and will highlight the newest products, services, and programs in the industry.

This event will be led by top industry speakers, including 2018 Olympic Gold Medalist Jessie Diggins and Animal Planet’s Emergency Vets Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald. Diggins will open the event with her keynote, “Going for Gold: The Team Behind the Team”, explaining how to identify and focus on individual strengths for the greater good of the team. Dr. Fitzgerald will close the event with his keynote, “Practice Makes Perfect”, sharing tips and secrets from his over 32 years in the veterinary industry.

Additional speakers include:

  • Melissa Maddux, DVM, speaking on the practice ownership, student debt, and financial growth;
  • Amy Haarstad, DVM, DACVD, speaking on feline and canine dermatology topics;
  • Stephanie Goldschmidt, BVM&S, DAVDC, speaking on dental anesthesia and analgesia as well as instrumentation;
  • And Becca Osmolak, discussing pet care industry insights and ways to connect with today’s pet owners.

“We are very excited about the line-up of exceptional speakers for this event,” says VHA Executive Director Jeff Benson, “Attendees can earn up to 6 continuing education credits in incredibly important topics and learn about the latest new products and services from our industry partners at the trade show. It’s a one-day event unlike any other.”

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

To learn more about the 13th Annual VHA Expo and to register to attend, visit

About Veterinary Hospitals Association

Established in 1984, Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA) is a not-for-profit, 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.

Media Contact

Stephanie Onken
Communications Coordinator
Veterinary Hospitals Association