About Compass
Meet the industry leaders behind the event

Dr. Gary Michelson started Found Animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, establishing the first free pet microchip registry to help every lost pet find their way home. In the 15 years since, Found Animals has continued to identify important problems facing pets and people, and develop real-world, scalable solutions to help them thrive. Their programs span social enterprises, impact investments, and thought leadership initiatives that champion pets at every point they intersect with our society.

The NAVC is a nonprofit organization that creates unparalleled opportunities for the veterinary community that foster lifelong learning, encourage growth and promote well-being to advance animal care worldwide. As the world’s leading provider of veterinary continuing education, the NAVC delivers essential training, tools and resources for veterinary professionals to stay abreast of advances in animal medicine and provide the best care for animals everywhere.