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Lecture Topics

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RECOVER CPR lab | Presented by Daniel Fletcher, PhD, DVM, DACVECC

When an arrest happens, are you and your team prepared? Become a certified RECOVER CPR Rescuer at Hope for Veterinary Health Care Workers. This highly interactive, hands-on course uses canine and feline mannequins and high-fidelity canine simulators so you can practice the essential Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Life Support (ALS), and team skills you need to help you feel more confident, competent, and connected when a cardiopulmonary arrest occurs in your practice. This course includes a highly interactive online course approved for 8 hours of RACE credit that covers the fundamental concepts of BLS and ALS that you’ll complete before the conference. At the conference, you’ll participate in the interactive workshop where you’ll hone your CPR and communication skills with coaching from Dan Fletcher, co-chair of the RECOVER initiative, which published the first evidence-based CPR guidelines in 2012.

The online course will prove 8 hours of RACE approved CE. The in-person lab will provide an additional 6 hours of RACE approved CE.

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 Maria 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.

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

We all have a role to play in exposing bias, demanding diversity and being inclusive. Even if you have not personally experienced bias, exclusion or inequities, allowing these practices in our workplace diminishes & damages us all. There are ongoing preconceived biases in our profession, ranging from clients to prospective employers and supervisors. Take a look at our society as a whole, then narrow the focus to veterinary medicine. Minority veterinarians are already the invisible people from sheer statistical numbers. When the same leaders appear over and over again, the old guard never changes. In this presentation we will discuss how to attract all potential candidates and how to pave a fair and open pathway for those candidates.

Current Locations:

Sumner Veterinary Hospital in Sumner

Harbor Companion Animal Hospital in Gig Harbor

Pacific Northwest Veterinary Hospital in Sequim

TLC Veterinary Clinic in Olympia