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keep veterinarians, vet techs, and other animal-care professionals healthy,
happy, and energized so they can do their best work.

Self Care: Tabitha Kucera, RVT, CCBC, KPA-CTP
Self-care is a touchy topic. It's become a bit of a buzzword that has overtones of self-indulgence. Like, who has[...]
Creativity: Victoria Schade, CPDT-KA
I've known Victoria Schade for more than a decade, and I always marvel at her innate creativity. She's always throwing[...]
Boundaries: Marie Holowaychuk, DVM
Boundaries. It's another one of our popular buzzwords. People talk about needing good boundaries, but it can be hard to[...]
Honesty: Sharon Garland, LVT
Honesty is an amazing character strength. It's associated with closer friendships, greater trust and confidence, and lower stress and anxiety.But[...]
Community: Molly Sumridge, M.A., CDBC
What makes a group a community? You've been a part of groups before that didn't feel like communities, and you've[...]
Worth: Kathy Sdao, M.A.
Kathy Sdao always makes me laugh and she always makes me learn. Honestly, what more could I ask for? I[...]
Purpose: Zach Mercurio
When I talk with pet professionals about their work and why it matters, one phrase comes up over and over: "I[...]
Trust: Alexandra Kurland
When I thought about the topic of trust, the person I most wanted to talk with was horse trainer Alexandra[...]

Colleen Pelar is a superb speaker! I have heard her present numerous times at very large conferences and in smaller meetings, and she has excelled each time. She is well-prepared, knows her material, speaks from the heart, and includes great humor. She is both profound and practical. There are many people who share my assessment of her, and in fact, I have heard only excellent comments from others who have heard her speak as well. I give her my unreserved and highest recommendation.

Dr. Rise VanFleet

President of the International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy, child/family psychologist, play therapist, and author

If you haven’t heard Colleen Pelar present, you’re missing out! Banish the days of monotone speakers in a darkened room boring everyone to tears. Colleen is a passionate educator with a great presentation style that’s engaging, relatable, and fun. You’ll learn and almost certainly laugh out loud. I’ve heard her speak in multiple venues from a horse barn to a state-of-the-art conference center and regardless of whether she’s talking to 10 people or 200, she is a master at connecting with her audience and energizing the room. I recommend her wholeheartedly!

Mary Margaret Callahan

 Senior National Director, Program Development, Pet Partners

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