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Lecture Series

We Must Build a Diverse House in Veterinary Leadership
Presented by Pamelar Hale, DVM, MBA

This presentation will highlight the need for increased diversification in the veterinary profession to encompass minorities, women and marginalized people.  This increased diversification will lead to better client, team and business outcomes as veterinary medicine is best led by veterinary professionals from all backgrounds.  We will discuss:1) How the lack of diversity in veterinary leadership and veterinary medicine affects the profession from our clients, to team to outcomes.  2) How better business outcomes will result with more diverse teams. 3) How to be an ally of those less represented within the veterinary profession.  4) How to navigate the veterinary profession as a minority from lived examples.  And finally 5) How to present the need for diversity to leadership within veterinary companies.  

Use of Lasers in Veterinary Dermatology

Presented by Danielle Wyatt, DVM, DACVD

Learn about the exciting applications of various lasers in veterinary medicine, with an emphasis on dermatologic diseases. This lecture includes information on low level lasers, CO2 lasers, and the newest laser in veterinarian medicine, the Phovia. 

Difficult Conversations in End-of-Life Care

Presented by Marie Sato Quicksall, DVM

End of life conversations can be one of the most challenging aspects of the veterinary profession. When having these difficult conversations, it’s important to communicate in a way that is accessible and responsive to your client’s needs. As the US population becomes increasingly diverse, it is important for veterinary professionals to communicate in ways that support clients and their beliefs that stem from their culture, religion, and/or other aspects of their identity. Learn how to better navigate these varied beliefs when it comes to hospice and euthanasia cases to benefit both your clients and your practice.

Reclaiming Well-Being: Empowering Veterinary Healthcare Heroes with CBT Tools for Resilience and Renewal

Presented by Susan Curtis, LICSW

This transformative program is designed specifically for veterinary healthcare professionals to address the unique challenges they face including compassion fatigue, burnout, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. In the fast-paced and emotionally demanding field of

veterinary healthcare, it is crucial to prioritize the well-being of those who dedicate themselves to caring for animals and their owners. This program aims to empower veterinary healthcare heroes by equipping them with valuable Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) tools, strategies, and skills to build resilience and renew their sense of purpose.

Guidance for Industry 256-Regulation or Guidance?
Presented by Nick Wyatt, PharmD

The regulatory environment for compounding medications for animals continues to change. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Guidance For Industry (GFI) 256. This document impacts many aspects of compounding medications for animals. During this discussion, we will review how GFI 256 impacts the compounding of veterinary medicine.

It's Time to Rethink Osteoarthritis
Presented by Dr. Michelle Rosentel

The presentation will review the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis in dogs. Current diagnostic methods and treatment options will be reviewed. Biomarkers, as a new methodology to evaluate nutritional supplement will be introduced. Lastly, the common ingredients that are found in joint supplements will be reviewed.

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