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2018 VFHS Annual Conference

March 22 - March 24 in Charlottesville, VA


Please join us at the 2018 VFHS Annual Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia. This is an opportunity to get together with animal welfare professionals, volunteers and people who simply care about animals and who want to learn more about animals or how to make a difference during this dynamic three-day conference. This is a great chance to benefit from workshops given by experts in the field as well as to share ideas, information and plans while visiting one of Virginia's historic cities!

Registration is now available online:  Register Now!  or by downloading a Registration Form.    

For workshop details and times, download the 2018 Schedule!!!    2018 Conference Schedule 

 (Schedule is subject to minor changes)

The conference features practical information and current topics in animal welfare, which also provide continuing education credits for Humane Investigators and Animal Control Officers, making it possible to earn 10+ CEU credit hours.

For information about hotel accommodations, amenities and driving directions, please visit DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reservations for VFHS Annual Conference.  Special group rate applies until March 7, 2018. 

A special thank you goes out to the Charlottesville-Albermarle SPCA who will serve as Host Agency for the conference! 

For Sponsor and/or Exhibitor opportunities, please register online at the following link: VFHS 2018 Annual Conference Sponsors/Exhibitors  or contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

For more information on Partnership Opportunities, please click on our 2018 Sponsor/Exhibitor Brochure

Your feedback is vitaly important to us!! If you attended the 2016 Annual Conference in Charlottesville and have not already done so, we ask that you please complete the Conference Survey that was inlcuded in the Crowd Compass app.    

 Sponsors & Exhibitors 

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2018 Conference Sponsors

Thank you to the following businesses and organizations for sponsoring our 2018 Conference.  We could not do this without your generous support.

$10,000 Diamond Sponsor 

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$5,000 Platinum Sponsor


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$2,500 Gold Sponsor




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$750 Bronze Sponsor


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  2018 Conference Exhibitors
Alley Cat Allies
Anicira Veterinary Center
Animal Care Assistance Program
 Animal Farm Foundation
Animal Place 
Best Friends Animal Society
Chameleon Software Products by HLP, Inc
Dog is Good 
Dogs Deserve Better Blue Ridge
GBC Custom Fundraising Calendars 
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Humane Society of the United States
Louisa CART 
Louisa County Animal Resources Taskforce 
Lynchburg Humane Society
Merck Animal Health 
Michelson Found Animals Registry 
National Kitten Coalition 
 PETCO Foundation
PetFirst Pet Insurance 
Pethealth Inc. 
PetSmart Charities 
Ring Dog Rescue
Smart Tag 
Spray Master Technologies 
Tomahawk Live Trap 
 Virginai Animal Control Association (VACA)
Virginia Animal Fighting Task Force
VA State Animal Response Team (VASART)
Voices for Animals Community Cat Project
Voices for Animals HOWS Project
Non-Attending Exhibitors
Bacon Group Architects
Jones Trailer Company 
Tito's Handmade Vodka
 Lanyards donated by Campbell Pet Company