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Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers & Special Events

Keynote Speakers

Wednesday, September 26

Sponsored by Best Pet Rx.

Wednesday's keynote speaker will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Thursday, September 27

Sponsored by Zoetis.

The Future of Veterinary Medicine

Christine C. Jenkins DVM, DACVIM-SAIM
Chief Veterinary Medical Officer
VP, Veterinary Medical Services and Outcomes Research
US Operations

Dr. Christine C. Jenkins leads the Zoetis, Veterinary Medical Services and Outcomes Research group which include Veterinary Medical Information and Product Support, Academic & Professional Affairs, and Outcomes Research for US Operations.  As a member of Zoetis U.S. Leadership Team, Jenkins serves as the Chief Veterinary Medical Officer and is responsible for the Commitment to Veterinarians™ platform. Dr. Jenkins leads philanthropic efforts for Zoetis US Operations which includes support of the veterinary profession through scholarships, veterinary wellness initiatives, disaster relief, and diversity.

Jenkins received her BS degree in Animal Science from Florida A. & M. University and her DVM from Tuskegee University. She completed an internship at the University of Florida and a residency at the University of Tennessee in small animal internal medicine. Prior to joining industry, Dr. Jenkins was a tenured Associate Professor of Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Prior to joining Zoetis, Dr. Jenkins held Director roles in clinical research, regulatory affairs, and marketing at Pfizer Animal Health, Merial Ltd. and Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Special Events

Breakfast with Exhibitors each day

  • Date: Wednesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 27
  • Time: 8:00 am - 8:30 am

Arrive early each day to enjoy complimentary breakfast and speak with exhibitors in our exhibit hall. Meet over 50 exhibitors and network with colleagues in the veterinary profession. See a list of 2018 exhibitors.

Dean's Alumni Reception

  • Date: Wednesday, September 26
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the new Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Andrew Hoffman, for a reception following the first day of the conference. Dr. Hoffman is an acclaimed researcher, clinician, teacher, and mentor who most recently served as director of the Regenerative Medicine Laboratory and professor of large animal internal medicine at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Dr. Hoffman is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, past president of the Veterinary Comparative Research Society, and a member of the International Society for Stem Cell Research. His research programs have received continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health for nearly 20 years. He has authored more than 100 publications, including many in leading scientific and clinical journals.

Dr. Hoffman earned his undergraduate degree with honors in biology from the University of Delaware, received his veterinary degree from Cornell University, and holds a doctorate in veterinary science from the University of Guelph in Canada.