Skip to main content

Dr. Katie Woodley

Holistic Veterinarian

Dr. Katie Woodley, holistic veterinarian and the visionary behind The Natural Pet Doctor, is fervently devoted to weaving Eastern traditions into Western medical practices. Her drive stems from personal experience, witnessing firsthand the gaps in the medical system during her husband’s battle with an autoimmune disorder. Now, her mission is crystal clear: ensuring pet parents recognize there’s a holistic pathway to detect, treat, and prevent diseases. 
The Natural Pet Doctor is a beacon of hope, rooted in species-appropriate nutrition, herbal solutions, and other holistic avenues. Dr. Katie demystifies holistic pet care through her comprehensive online program Healthy Holistic Pet For Life Blueprint, bridging the gap for those without easy access to holistic veterinary expertise. She is committed to restoring hope and confidence, showing the natural ways to ensure our pets flourish.

Dr. Karen Becker

Holistic Veterinarian, Best Selling Author, & the World’s Most-Followed Veterinarian

Veterinarian Karen Shaw Becker’s deliberate, common-sense approach to creating vibrant health for companion animals has been embraced by millions of pet lovers worldwide, making her the most followed vet on Facebook with 2.2 million followers. She has spent her career as a small animal clinician, empowering animal guardians to make intentional lifestyle decisions to enhance the well-being of their animals. Co-author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Forever Dog, Dr. Becker writes and lectures extensively and is a wellness consultant for various health-oriented organizations. She is the first veterinarian to give a TEDx Talk on species-appropriate nutrition, which has been a lifelong passion. In 2023 she received the Stange Award for outstanding professional achievement in veterinary medicine, the highest award granted by the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine.

Rodney Habib

Pet Influencer, Best-Selling Author, Speaker, & Pet Parent

Rodney Habib, a leading figure in pet health, is known for his impactful social media presence and direct approach to pet wellness. He founded Planet Paws, the world’s largest pet health page on Facebook, and is a celebrated filmmaker, blogger, and speaker. His 2017 documentary on canine cancer, “The Dog Cancer Series,” elevated his influence, leading to viral content with over 530 million views and a Facebook following of 2.6 million.

He also established the Paws for Change Foundation to support animal nutrition and health research. Internationally recognized, he was invited to China in 2018 to discuss the evolution of pet parenting. Habib’s 2016 TEDx talk on pet health is the most viewed TED talk on dogs, and he delivered a second TEDx talk in Mexico City in 2018. His accolades include recognition at the Canadian House of Parliament in 2016, the Communicator of the Year Award in 2015, and multiple honors from 2013 to 2014, including the Rolf. C. Hagen Scholarship for Emerging Leader and the Summit Retailer Award.

Angela Ardolino

Certified Holistic Pet Health Coach

Angela Ardolino, a certified holistic pet health coach and expert in cannabis and mushrooms, has devoted over 20 years to animal care. She operates Fire Flake Farm, an animal rescue, and two natural pet salons, Beautify the Beast. Angela is committed to educating pet owners on holistic healing using whole plant and mushroom remedies.

A staunch advocate for whole plant medicine, Angela attended the University of Vermont’s inaugural class in Medical Cannabis for Therapeutic Use. She founded CBD Dog Health in 2018, providing a range of natural, full-spectrum hemp products for pet wellness. Her company has aided thousands of pets with various conditions, including seizures, arthritis, and cancer.

After her Doberman, Nina, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, Angela’s holistic treatments extended her life significantly. This led to launching MycoDog, a line of mushroom extract and adaptogen tinctures for dogs.

Billy Hoekman

Pet Nutrition and Communication Expert

Billy Hoekman is Vice President of Nutrition and Communication for Green Juju. He is involved in formulation, product development, working with farmers, science education, and sales and marketing. He participates frequently in expert panels and speaks nationally and internationally in venues ranging from universities and conferences to public libraries. He also serves on the board of directors for multiple organizations, attends AAFCO meetings, and has numerous published articles. He is a trusted pet health advocate that specializes in turning hard to understand nutrition concepts into plain English. He lives in Lancaster Pennsylvania with his wife Emily, their daughter Maple, and their dog Huckleberry.

Accomodations

We highly recommend securing your accommodations well in advance if you’re planning to travel to the area, as Williamsburg experiences peak tourism during this season.

Hotel Block

Room block available:

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES WILLIAMSBURG

1452 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Book Your Room

Must book the night of 7/12 and 7/13 to get the discounted rate.

Other Options

Several airbnb & VRBO options available within close proximity, as well!

Closest Airports

Thanks To Our Sponsors

Be The First To Know Next Time!

The 2024 event sold out in 36 hours!  If you’d like first access to future summits, as well as any any and all events, please fill out the form below.