Meet Our Speakers
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Tacoma, Washington | October 28th | 8am-5pm | HOPE for Veterinary Health Care Workers: A CE Event to Benefit NOMV 2023
Dr. Marie Quicksall
Dr. Marie 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 from 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.
Pamelar Hale, DVM, MBA
Pamelar Hale, DVM, MBA, has held numerous leadership roles within veterinary medicine, from the chief of staff to the 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 as 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.
Danielle Wyatt, DVM, DACVD
Danielle Wyatt, DVM, DACVD, 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 is particularly interested in managing 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.
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 offers training 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. Her strong connection with military clients comes from her years as an army spouse.
Over the past few years, she has learned that veterinary healthcare workers experience burnout, fatigue, and other mental health issues and that the pandemic added more stressors. 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 accessing care, that prevent some from getting the help needed. So she is committed to helping keep this much-needed and valued community healthy!
Daniel Fletcher, Ph.D., DVM, DACVECC
Daniel Fletcher, Ph.D., DVM, DACVECC, has been on the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine faculty since 2006. After receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and a Ph.D. 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. He 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.