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3 Steps For Resolving Conflicts About Animals

Debra uses a simple, 3 step life lesson from grammar school to explain how to resolve a conflict about an animal. The answers can be found in just three words – STOP, DROP, and ROLL.

Speaking Engagements

Fees vary depending on the type of speaking event. Here are some of the variables to consider when planning your meeting and creating a budget to include Debra in your event.

  • Type of presentation – keynote, general session, or breakout workshop
  • Multiple presentations – different or same presentation repeated 1 – 6 times
  • Length of presentation – full day (up to 6 hours), half day (3 hours)
  • Location or venue – where meeting is being held
  • Expenses – Actual out-of-pocket, or inclusive with fee
  • Licensing fee – for permission to audio or video tape Debra’s presentation
  • Customization fee – for going above and beyond to personalize a program
  • Terms – your choice between paying in full upfront or a 50 /50 payment option

Please contact Debra directly to discuss how she can help you

meet the needs and wants of your event sponsors and attendees.

If You Are Attending Any Of The Following Events

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Meet Up With Debra In South Africa / Johannesburg / Botswana / Cape Town | May 14 - 24, 2018

May 14 - 24, 2018

Debra will be visiting South Africa to celebrate her birthday. And, if you are close to Botswana, Cape Town or in the South Africa area, she would love to meet with you and have lunch! Please contact her if you'd like to get together.

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“Trials & Tribulations: A Family Affair” - June 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm - Supporting

Westminster Hall
519 West Fayette Street
Baltimore MD

Trials & Tribulations: A Family Affair! The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Westminster Hall from 6:00-9:00pm. Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction and storytelling is included. Please join me in supporting this fabulous event!

Paul Bekman, partner at Bekman Marder and Adkins, is the event's Honorary Chair!

Jodie Buchman, Silverman/Thompson/Slutkin/White
Rebecca Murphy,  Long & Foster
Hon. Joseph Murphy, Silverman/Thompson/Slutkin/White
Hon. George L. Russell, Jr. (Ret.)
Hon. George L. Russell, III

Martin Welch, Jr., Francis King Carey School of Law

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ADR Salon: How ADR Better Addresses Conflicts - June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Presenting
Pet Professional Guild – MAAP Webinar Program | June 21, 2018 | Presenting
Vet Partners Conference Denver Colorado - July 11 - 13, 2018

July 11 – 13, 2018
Westin Denver Downtown
Denver, CO

Join us in Denver for the 2018 Mid-Year Meeting! This is the event for veterinary practice management consultants and industry experts. Attendees will get to learn from the best — our members — through two full days of interactive CE sessions on the current trends, best practices and lessons learned. In addition there will be many opportunities to connect and collaborate with other leading minds in veterinary practice management. Don’t miss it!


American Veterinary Medical Law Association Conference AVMLA – July 14 - 15, 2018 | Conference Chair

The AVMLA will host its 25th Annual Continuing Education Program in Denver, CO, July 14-15, in conjunction with the AVMA Annual Meeting to be held at the Sheraton Downtown Denver.

The 2018 program will include engaging presentations about topics relevant to the industry, presented by leaders in the field of veterinary medical law. Please plan on joining us.

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American Veterinary Medical Association Conference - July 16 - 18, 2018 | Attending

July 13 - 17, 2018
Colorado Convetion Center
Denver CO


Toller National Specialty MAAP Program | September 13th, 2018 | Presenting

Toller National Specialty MAAP Program Presentation

September 13th, 2018 from 3-5 PM


Sixth Annual IBPSA - International Boarding & Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show | October 2 – 4, 2018 | Presenting Keynote

IBPSA is thrilled to announce that the speaker and session line-up for the 2018 Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show is now online at and EARLY BIRD registration is open! This year we're thrilled to be in St. Louis, Missouri, October 2-4, 2018, PLUS we have four pre-conference workshops happening September 30 - October 1.

Our keynote presentation is by acclaimed speaker, author, and mediator Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton, Esq., who has been featured in and on Today, New York Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, Reuters, and The Huffington Post. Debra brings her warmth and wisdom as a mediator and conflict coach to provide key insights for building your business, addressing disagreements, and keeping clients.

We also have Joel Silverman of Animal Planet (and much more) fame, plus Arden Moore, whose podcast Oh Behave, with more than 700,000 people tuning in from all over the world, was recently picked by as one of the top three pet podcasts “for people who are obsessed with animals.” How fun is that? Along with Debra, Joel, and Arden, all of our speakers are dedicated to educating and inspiring the owners, managers, and key employees of pet boarding and daycare facilities, pet sitters, veterinarians, groomers, trainers, and more working in the pet care services industry.

Session topics include:
Pet Care
Customer Relations
Avoiding Burnout

This year’s conference and trade show happen at Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel in St. Louis. Nestled in the city’s impressive West Port Plaza area, the hotel is conveniently located near restaurants, exclusive shops, and entertainment. We're also particularly excited to have St. Louis as our host city because, if you're not familiar with "the Gateway City" and surrounding area, it may be one of the best kept travel secrets around. In addition to the legendary arch, Missouri's very own wine country is nearby, and for those who are roadtripping before or after the conference, Lake of the Ozarks is just a few hours away. Did you know Fodor's ranked it one of the "10 Best Fall Foliage Trips in the U.S."?

For complete details, visit the conference website and meet us in St. Louis!


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