President, Design Learned, Inc.

It can happen in a moment. One cough, one sneeze from an infected pet and your business – and life – can be turned upside down. Your facility may be immaculate, with smart vaccination protocols, but airborne infections, such as dog flu, require more than surface cleaning and vaccines. This session tackles the science of airborne pathogens, the health impact on pets AND staff, and how sanitizing the air is key to infectious disease prevention and control.



Scott Learned is the president and founder of Design Learned, Inc. Scott has overseen the engineering of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and noise control design since the company’s inception in 1993. The company specializes in veterinary hospital and animal shelter planning and engineering, having designed hundreds of projects throughout the country. Scott is a frequent speaker on animal facility design and building system engineering at national conferences as well as authored articles for Pet Services Journal, Animal Sheltering magazines, and multiple industry journals. Among his many qualifications, he is a Board Certified Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer (PE) and a Board Certified Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer (PE).