Public Speaking

In addition to my clinical practice, I enjoy the chance to share my perspective on holistic pet health and the business of veterinary medicine by engaging in public speaking.

I’ve created a six-hour, non-credit course offered on a quarterly basis through UCLA Extension called Caring for Your Dog or Cat: A Pet Care Seminar.  The next seminar will be on Saturday, February 3, 2018; 9:00am-4:00pm.  Enrollment for this course opens on November 6, 2017.  Click here for more information on enrollment.

I’ve also presented at and been on panels at veterinary schools and pet-advocacy conferences, including:

Patrick Mahaney SAVMA Symposium 2013
Branding, Social Media and You (The Veterinarian) in 2013-15 at:
Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine
Student American Veterinary Medical Association Symposium (SAVMA) in 2013.

Kate Knutson Patrick Mahaney BlogPaws 2013
Bloggers vs. Veterinarians: It’s Not a War, Folks…Come learn How to Get Along, a panel of bloggers and veterinarians (including 2013 American Animal Hospital Association [AAHA] president, Dr. Kate Knutson) at BlogPaws 2013.


Veterinarian and Pet Bloggers: Veterans of the Social Media War Zone Panel
Veterinarian and Pet Bloggers: Veterans of the Social Media “War Zone”, a panel of bloggers and veterinarians (moderated by Tom Collins, BlogPaws co-founder)at the 2013 AAHA Conference.


If you are interested in having me appear at your conference or event as a speaker or panelist, please send me a brief introductory email to