Finding just the right speaker for your event is so important. It’s like hiring a DJ for your wedding: If you get the right person, even your boss’s grouchy wife will have a great time, but if you get the wrong one… not even the promise of cake will keep people from slinking toward the exits early.

People often judge an entire event by its most impactful session. If a speaker hits a home run at your meeting, everyone talks about it for days. If a speaker makes a lackluster impression, the meeting fades from memory before it’s even over.

If you’d like to talk about what it would be like to have me speak at your event, get in touch, and let’s talk.

Thank you so much for considering me.

What to Expect

If you invite me to speak at your event, my goal will be to make everything as easy for you as possible. Here’s what you can count on:

  • Prompt, friendly, professional responses to your emails and phone calls`
  • Administrative support from my team to help arrange travel and logistics
  • A personal phone consultation with me to discuss your event and ensure your goals are accomplished
  • An interesting and engaging presentation designed specifically to achieve your meeting goals
  • A brief follow-up phone call with a member of my team to make sure you were satisfied with the presentation

Presentation Styles

No matter what sort of presentation I’m doing, you can count on three things:

  • An engaged and interested audience
  • A humorous, story-based style
  • Energy — lots and lots of energy

I generally present in one of two distinct styles.

  1. Traditional

When I say I do “traditional” presentations, this does NOT mean I stand behind a podium and read PowerPoint slides to the audience. My presentations involve me running all over the stage, acting out examples, asking the audience questions, and encouraging them to talk to each other. The experience is completely unique… it’s just traditional compared to my other type of presentation.

2. Improv-Based

It’s relatively easy for someone to tell you what you should do in a certain situation. It’s much more difficult — and so much more valuable — for them to show you.

In my improv sessions, I bring an accomplished improvisational actor or actress to help create example scenarios based on suggestion and past experiences of the audience. We demonstrate how (and how not) to use the tools I present in micro-lectures, and insert “just for fun” brain breaks so that everyone laughs and stays mentally fresh throughout the entire session.

Here’s an example of one of the games I enjoy playing to break up learning sessions and engage the audience.


I am a practicing veterinarian, international speaker, author, and media personality. I began speaking professionally in 2011, and have now presented at more than 100 events and conferences.

I have received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Practice Management Speaker of the Year Award at NAVC, one of the world’s largest veterinary conferences. Practices where I work were named as finalists in the American Animal Hospital Association’s Practice of the Year Contest in 2013 and 2015. I have also delivered keynote addresses for organizations including the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, Henry Schein Animal Health, PetPlan Pet Insurance, Patterson Animal Health, Merial, and Midwest Veterinary Supply.

My media platform includes:

  • More than 200K visits per month to my website
  • YouTube Channel with more than 390,000 views
  • 170K+ Facebook Fans
  • 7K+ Twitter Followers
  • 6.5K+ subscribers to my weekly emails
  • 5K+ Instagram followers

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Carol McConnell
October 21, 2015

"Dr. Roark’s speaking style is a combination of insightful content, with a delightful, witty delivery. We were lucky to have him as our keynote presenter at an annual Veterinary Pet Insurance event at the North American Veterinary Convention (NAVC)."

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The Next Step

If you’d like to learn more about my presentations or if you’re curious about how we might work together, I encourage you to reach out. Let’s talk and find out if we can be successful together. Start the conversation:

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