Annual Conference

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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 

Workshop descriptions coming soon!  (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 15 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 

Please Register Here



2017 Conference Sponsors

Thank you to the following businesses and organizations for sponsoring our 2017 Conference.


$10,000 Diamond Sponsor


Petco Hi Res


$2,500 Gold Sponsor





$1,250 Silver Sponsor


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$750 Bronze Sponsor


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  2017 Conference Exhibitors  

Alley Cat Allies
Anicira Veterinary Center
Animal Care Equipment & Services (ACES)
Animal Farm Foundation
Animal Place
Bacon Group Architecture
Datamars / Petlink
Dog is Good
Found Animals
Get Fully Funded
GBC Custom Fundraising Calendars
HighFiveVA & SVP
Kuranda Dog Beds
Louisa CART
Merck Animal Health
National Kitten Coalition
PetFirst Pet Insurance
Petfinder / Purina
Ring Dog Rescue
Smart Tag
Spray Master Technologies
Tomahawk Live Trap
Virginia Animal Control Association (VACA)
Virginia State Animal Response Team (VASART)
Voices for Animals Community Cat Program
Voices for Animals HOWS Project
Non-attending Exhibitor   Jones Trailer Company











 Lanyards donated by Campbell Pet Company