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Upcoming Conferences

HABA has consistently provided education through supporting tracks at VMX, WVC, and the annual AVMA conferences. These tracks are designed to provide knowledge on a number of hot topics, as well as open awareness to new areas. We hope to have you join us at a future event.


July 14-18, 2023 | Denver

AVMA Tracks – July 14, 2023
Session Title
9:00-9:50 AM
What Makes Dogs Tick: The Impact of Evolution and Domestication on Their Genes and the Human-Animal Bond
Angela M Hughes, DVM, PhD
10:00-10:50 AM
Integrating Puppy Socialization into Veterinary Practice
Taylor Rezvani, PhD
11:00-11:50 AM
Canine Consent: The Role of Choice in Domestic Dog Welfare
Taylor Rezvani, PhD
1:00-1:50 PM
Do Cats Consent to Anything? How Cat Consent Supports Veterinary Visits and the Human Animal Bond
Steve Dale, CABC
2:00-2:50 PM
The Human Animal Bond: Is It Possible to be Over-Bonded
Steve Dale, CABC
3:00-3:50 PM
"You Are Just an Animal Doctor," YES and Proud of It!
Mark A Goldstein, DVM
4:00-4:50 PM
Street Medicine: Providing Care in Low Resource Settings
Jon M Geller, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline) Emeritus

Webinar Series

HABA provides education is through virtual webinar events. In partnering with subject matter experts, these events are designed to provide knowledge related to the many facets of the HAB. The webinars touch on a number of hot topics, as well as open awareness to new areas. We hope to have you join us at a future event.

Past Webinars

Decoding Your Cat – Feline Elimination Problems (May 4, 2021)

Cats in Crisis: The facts and how your practice can make a difference (May 5, 2021)

Using Quality of Life as an Assessment Tool in Clinical Practice (May 6, 2021)

Lone Star Ticks: An Expanding Threat to Pets and Humans (July 22, 2021)


Striving to allow continued growth and learning around the HAB is important to ensuring that all voice are heard. HABA works to partner with individuals and groups looking to provide research within the HAB space. We also want to showcase and elevate other groups in which provide this resource so that individuals know where to go to look for funding for their future research ideas.

Have an idea for research? Contact us!

Media Contacts
Steve Dale, CABC
Media Contact and HABA Board Member

Member Highlight – Emily Tronetti

Emily Tronetti (she/her) has a Master of Science in anthrozoology and several animal behavior and training credentials.



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