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Educational Seminars

We are proud to be offering four educational opportunities on Friday, September 1 covering feline health and breed standards. Each session is scheduled to be 1.5 hour in length. 

Seminars will be conveniently held at in the show hotel's Point Defiance Meeting Room.

Each session is $15 or you can join us for all four sessions for $50.

Persian Breed Group P:resentation
presented by Jane Allen
8:00am – 9:30am -- Friday, September 1, 2023

Jane Allen is a licenced ring and school instructor and has judged for TICAsince 2011. She also judges for GCCF in the UK which is where shestarted back in 1977! She has bred Persians and Exotic Shorthairs underher Zendique cattery since 1983. She bred her first Persian litter in 1983and this was followed by the start of her exotic program in 1994. She hasbred 5 International Winners and 4 LAs in TICA with many notable winnersin recent years. She also chairs the Persian Breed Group for TICA and amgrateful to the committee for their support and contributions to my seminar on “ThePersian Breed Group – the history, development of the breed and virtually anything elseyou ever wanted to know! “ I look forward to meeting you on 1st September.

An Overview of Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Progress on Treatments
presented by
Dr. Tatyana Kalani, DVM

10:00am – 11:30am -- Friday, September 1, 2023

Dr. Tatyana Kalani has been a TICA member for 20 years. She bred Bengals for over a decade and was instrumental in the development of the Silver Bengals and TICA’s Junior Exhibitor Program. She is now a Provisional Allbreed judge and veterinarian. Dr. Kalani works at a clinical practice in Massachusetts where she specializes in dogs, cats, exotic pets, and wildlife. She is certified as both a Fear Free Veterinary Professional and Cat Friendly Veterinarian, focusing on providing

compassionate and specialized care particularly to her feline patients. This seminar will provide a discussion on the life-threatening and previously deemed non-treatable FIP. It will go through a brief summary of the pathophysiology of this disease and how we diagnosis it in clinical practice. Additionally, it will cover both current treatments and those in development.


American Bobtail Seminar
presented by Shelby Friemoth

Hi my name is Shelby Friemoth. I have been working with the American Bobtail breed since 1999. We have shown, bred, and loved them ever since! Let's talk about the American Bobtail! This seminar will go over the American Bobtail breed origin and history, followed by a review of the TICA Breed standard. There will be lots of wonderful pictures shared of the breed along with wants and want nots when breeding the American Bobtail.

12:30pm - 2:00pm - Friday, September 1, 2023

Maine Coon Seminar presented by Cari Tucker

2:30pm - 4:00pm - Friday, September 1, 2023

Cari Tucker has been a Maine Coon Breeder in TICA since 2007 and a database manager for Maine Coon pedigrees in PawPeds since 2012. She is currently serving her third term on the Maine Coon breed committee. In 2020, she retired from her professional career as a pediatric clinical pharmacist and now devotes most of her free time to showing and
breeding Maine Coons as well as mentoring new breeders. When not knee-deep in kittens, Cari and her husband Pete are avid wilderness backpackers. This seminar will review the recent changes approved by the TICA Board of Directors to
the Maine Coon/Maine Coon Polydactyl breed standard which took effect May 1, 2023. It is important for TICA judges and breeders to know how to interpret the breed standard in order to maintain the breeds’ physical attributes that make it stand out from all other breeds.

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