Our Amazing Speakers
Pamelar Hale, DVM, MBA
Dr. Hale has held numerous leadership roles within veterinary medicine, from chief of staff to chief medical officer. She is a veterinary industry consultant as an operations, startup and firm-building subject matter expert. A graduate of the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, she earned her master of business administration from St. George’s University. She serves on the Dean’s Counsel at the Tuskegee veterinary college and on the American Veterinary Medical Association Professional Liability Insurance Trust board. She joined the Wedgewood Pharmacy board in 2022. Dr. Hale is a Florida State University 2023 Juris Masters candidate.
Maria Quicksall, DVM
Dr. Quicksall grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended The Ohio State University for both her bachelor's degree in zoology and her doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree. Upon graduating veterinary school, she began her professional career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With the majority of her family in the Pacific Northwest, relocating to the west coast had been a lifelong goal. Dr. Quicksall’s professional interests include surgery, pain management, and acupuncture. In her free time, she enjoys playing, watching, and coaching ice hockey, as well as snowboarding and reading. At home, she has a lively son, a cuddly daughter, a loving husband, a goofy boxer, and 3 cats which she bottle fed as kittens.
Daniel Fletcher, PhD, DVM, DACVECC
Dr. Fletcher has been on the faculty of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine since 2006. After receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of California Berkeley/San Francisco, he obtained his DVM from the University of California at Davis. He then completed a rotating internship and emergency and critical care residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He has received multiple teaching awards, including the 2013 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and is co-chair of the RECOVER Initiative, which published the first evidence-based veterinary CPR guidelines. His research interests include disorders of fibrinolysis, epilepsy, and the use of immersive simulation in teaching. He has been building simulators for veterinary education since 2009 and opened the Tetlow and Roy Park Innovation Lab, an immersive simulation center at Cornell in the fall of 2015.
Susan Curtis, LICSW
Susan Curtis, LICSW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker living in Gig Harbor, Washington. She provides individual and couples therapy in Washington and California using a HIPAA compliant Telehealth video platform. She also provides trainings to those in caring professions. She spent several years in San Diego, California providing in-home and in-office clinical counseling to Active Duty military members and their families. The strong connection she has with military clients comes from the many years of being a military spouse. Over the past few years she has learned that veterinary healthcare workers experience burnout and fatigue as well as other mental health issues, and that the pandemic added more stressors and we pet owners asked, and continue to ask, a lot of you. As she became more familiar with this community, she quickly understood that veterinary healthcare workers experience a high rate of suicidal ideation. There is still a stigma towards mental health, and barriers to access care, that prevents some from getting the help needed. So she is committed to helping keep this much needed and valued community healthy!
Danielle Wyatt, DVM, DACVD
Dr. Wyatt graduated from Ross University College of Veterinary Medicine with clinical training at Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She performed her rotating internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa, FL. Dr. Wyatt completed her dermatology residency at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine where she developed a passion for communication, teaching, and clinical research. Dr. Wyatt has authored many published papers in various journals including: The journal of Veterinary Dermatology, Veterinary Records, and Veterinary Case Reports. She continues to engage in clinical research and the teaching of veterinary dermatology. She has extensive training and a great interest in CO2 laser surgery. Dr. Wyatt has a special interest in the management of chronic skin conditions including: allergies, otitis, autoimmune disorders, and more. She is very excited to be relocating to the PNW from Florida and will be serving the Lacey community.
Nick Wyatt, PharmD
Nicholas is the co-founder/Chief Pharmacy Officer at Harbor Health LLC and Cell Code LLC. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Washington in 2008. He has worked in a variety of pharmacy roles which includes working as an ambulatory care pharmacist specializing in internal medicine, a hospital pharmacist specializing in emergency medicine, critical care medicine, surgical medicine, and general medicine, a clinical pharmacy hospital manager, a compounding pharmacist, and a compounding pharmacy director. Prior to becoming a pharmacist, Nick served 8 years in the United States Navy Submarine Force as a Missile Technician. Four of those years were spent on board the USS Louisiana and the other four years were spent as a Naval Instructor at Trident Training Facility, Bangor, Washington. He lives locally and when not working he loves to spend time with his wife, two daughters, three dogs, and two cats.
Michelle Rosentel, DVM
Dr. Michelle Rosentel is originally from Rochester NY and currently resides in Denver, Colorado. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and her DVM from the University of Florida. She and her husband, a fellow veterinarian, have moved quite a bit while raising two sons. Professionally, Michelle spent the first twelve years of her career practicing small animal general veterinary medicine in Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia. She also has teaching experience, having led a Veterinary Assistant program while living in Michigan. After moving to Colorado, Michelle returned to clinical practice, this time at an all feline clinic. Most recently, she had the opportunity to combine her strong interests in people relationships and scientific education by accepting a role in veterinary industry. She is now the Field Technical Services Veterinarian with Virbac for the Mountain Region. When Michelle isn’t working you can find her doing any number of outdoor activities including skiing, running, and hiking depending on the season. She is very excited to be on the dynamic team of Field Technical Services Veterinarians with Virbac where she can continue to combine her passion for education and high quality veterinary service.
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