Virtual Conference

Celebrating Our Past, Present, and Future

August 7th, September 19th, and October 17th

Our conference committee is as bummed as you that we won't be able to get together this summer in St. Louis. They have channeled their energy into creating a knowledge-filled virtual conference, starting in August and carrying through the Fall.

Each session is a full day focused on one part of the conference theme. These days will be filled with inspiring keynotes, impactful breakout sessions, and ample time to ask the pressing questions that are on your mind.

Register now and join us for one day... join us for all three days - and remind yourself of the power of community, especially in these challenging times. 

Our September session has been approved for 6 CE; application for October is pending.

Thank you to everyone who attended Day Two of our Virtual Conference - it was a great day!



AGENDA (September 19th, October 17th)

Session One - The Past
Friday, August 7th

10:00 AM ET

Welcome 

  • Paula Kirkwood, St. Lawrence College
  • Jennifer Serling, Pima Medical Institute
  • Tricia Gorham, St. Petersburg College
  • Jim Hurrell, Penn Foster College
10:15 AM ET

Morning Keynote  
The Magnificent History of this GREAT Profession

  • Dr. Dennis McCurnin, LSU
11:15 AM ET
Morning Breakout 
One Veterinary Technician's 30 Year Journey Through Veterinary Medicine
  • Melissa Supernor, EdAVT
   
12:05 PM ET

Lunch Keynote 
Preparing the Pipeline: Cultivating Future Leaders in Veterinary Technology

  • Garnetta Santiago, Zoetis
   
1:30 PM ET

Afternoon Breakout 
Leadership Fundamentals and Technician Utilization

  •  Dr. Jim Hurrell, Penn Foster
   
2:30 PM ET

Afternoon Breakout 
Program Adaptability: Doing Whatever It Takes

  • Dr. Jenny Kelly, Windward Community College
  • Sydney Dickerson, Windward Community College
3:20 - 4:30 PM ET

End of Day Keynote
The Future of Veterinary Medicine 

  • Dr. Bob Lester, WellHaven Pet Health; VP of NAVC
*as of Wednesday, July 29th at 3:30 PM. Subject to Change.



Session Two - The Present

Saturday, September 19th 

10:00 AM ET

Welcome 

  • Paula Kirkwood, St. Lawrence College
  • Jennifer Serling, Pima Medical Institute
  • Tricia Gorham, St. Petersburg College
  • Jim Hurrell, Penn Foster College
10:15 AM ET

Morning Keynote  
Dialogic Teaching Harnesses the Power of Talk

  • Beth Anne, VTNE Review Group
11:15 AM ET
Morning Breakout 
Veterinarians or Veterinary Technicians... Who Makes the Better
Program Director?
  • Dr. Jim Hurrell, Penn Foster College
  • Jennifer Serling, Pima Medical Institute
   
12:05 PM ET

Lunch Keynote 
What Say You? CVTEA Open Q&A and Listening Session

  • Julie Horvath, CVTEA
  • Dr. Kelly Black, CVTEA
   
1:30 PM ET

Afternoon Breakout 
The Impact Stress Plays on Canine Physiological Parameters and Student
Learning

  •  Dr. Amy Staton, Morehead State University
   
2:30 PM ET

Afternoon Breakout 
Understanding Quality Course Review Standards to Guide Online
Veterinary Technician Course Development

  • Dr. Laurie Wallace, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
3:20 - 4:30 PM
ET

End of Day Keynote 
Vision to Action: Integrating a Healthy Life and Career

  • Rebecca Rose, CATALYST Veterinary Professional Coaches, LLC
*as of Sunday, August 9th at 6:30 PM. Subject to Change.


Session Three - The Future
Saturday, October 17th 

10:00 AM ET

Welcome 

  • Paula Kirkwood, St. Lawrence College
  • Jennifer Serling, Pima Medical Institute
  • Tricia Gorham, St. Petersburg College
  • Jim Hurrell, Penn Foster College
10:15 AM ET

Morning Keynote  
Success Initiatives to Retain and Engage Students

  • Tricia Gorham, St. Petersburg College
11:15 AM ET
Morning Breakout 
Infusing Fear FreeSM and Low Stress Handling® Techniques in a 
Veterinary Technology Program
  • Ginny Price, St. Petersburg College
   
12:05 PM ET

Lunch Keynote 
The VTNE - So What's on it Anyway?

  • Irene Moore, University of Guelph
   
1:30 PM ET

Afternoon Breakout 
Project Based Learning

  •  Beth Anne, VTNE Review Group
   
2:30 PM ET

Afternoon Breakout 
Involving Veterinary Technology Students in Community Veterinary Clinics:
A Service Learning Approach

  • Elizabeth Thompson, Lincoln Memorial University     
3:20 - 4:30 PM
ET

End of Day Keynote 
After the Credentials - The Future of Technician
Post-Graduate Education

  • Dr. Jill Clark, IGNITE Global Vet Learning Community
  • Dr. Annika VanNoy  
*as of Friday, July 10th at 4 PM. Subject to Change.


Register Now

One Day - $100
One Day + Membership - $150