Save the date for the 5th Annual National Kitten Coalition Veterinary Conference on October 20, 2024!

The National Kitten Coalition Veterinary Conference is a kitten-focused, virtual event intended for veterinarians, veterinary technicians/nurses, those currently enrolled in veterinary or veterinary technician schools, veterinary staff members in private practices and shelters, and those involved in veterinary education and research.

This one-day conference will feature presentations by leading veterinary professionals on specialized kitten care, from developmental and social/behavioral information to medications, medical protocols, surgical techniques and more. Since this is a virtual event, you’ll have an opportunity to gain valuable insights and to have your questions answered by some of the most knowledgeable veterinary experts —without having to travel. Registration includes access to on-demand recordings of the sessions after the October 20, 2024 conference date.

The National Kitten Coalition is an American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) approved provider for RACE® CE.

Have a presentation for the conference? Learn more and submit a proposal.

Become a Sponsor for the 2024 NKC Veterinary Conference

You can help keep the National Kitten Coalition Veterinary Conference at an affordable price for participants by becoming a sponsor. Click here for more information and to learn about our sponsorship opportunities. Thank you!

2024 Speakers and Sessions to be announced soon!

2023 National Kitten Coalition Veterinary Conference Program

(See what you missed in the 2023 NKCVC!)

2023 Conference Program as Flipbook (click on image)

2023 Conference Program as downloadable PDF

2023 Conference Speakers

Petra Cerna, MVDr. Petra Cerna MRCVS AFHEA AdvCertFB

Petra Cerna, MRCVS AFHEA AdvCertFB
Colorado State University
Dysautonomia in Kittens and Cats
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Kittens and Calicivirus Infection

Mikel Delgado, PhD, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Certified Cat Behavior Consultant

Mikel Delgado, PhD, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Certified Cat Behavior Consultant
Feline Minds
Kittenhood Matters! The importance of early life experiences for domestic cats

Sarah Heath, FRCVS

Sarah Heath, BVSc, PgCertVE, DipECAWBM(BM), CCAB, FHEA, FRCVS
Behavioural Referrals Ltd Veterinary Practice
Preparing Kittens for Life in Domestic Setting

Jean Hofve, DVM, MRCVS, DACVP

Jean Hofve, DVM, MRCVS, DACVP
Little Big Cat, Inc.
Alternative and Complementary Therapies for Kittens

Sai Fingerhood, VMD, MSCE, DACVPM

Sai Fingerhood, DVM, MRCVS, DACVP
University of Surrey, School of Veterinary Medicine
Fading Kitten Syndrome from an Anatomic Pathologist’s Perspective: Tyzzer disease and beyond

Rachael Kreisler, VMD portrait

Rachael Kreisler, VMD, MSCE, DACVPM (Epidemiology)
Associate Professor of Shelter Medicine and Epidemiology, Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine
Kitten Mittens: Effects of peripheral active warming and passive insulation on core body temperature during feline ovariohysterectomy

Natalie Marks, DVM, CVJ, FFCP-Elite

Natalie Marks, DVM, CVJ, FFCP-Elite
Marks DVM Consulting
Purrfecting CommuniCATion in the FURst Kitten Visit


Past Speakers and Conference Programs

Thank you to our 2023 Conference Sponsors!

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 Learning for Life logo
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The Humane Society of the United States logo
Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association

The National Kitten Coalition Veterinary Conference is intended for veterinarians, veterinary technicians/nurses, those currently enrolled in veterinary or veterinary technician schools, veterinary staff members in private practices and shelters, and those involved in veterinary education and research.