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Fireside Chat- Moving Your Program Forward

Virtual Event
Thursday, June 30 |1-2 pm 

This informational session details the importance of documenting electronically in order to maximize your program’s efficiency, save time and other resources, as well as train your students to match the workforce. Learn the five main concerns with paper documentation and the five main benefits for online recordkeeping.

There will be a hands-on application demonstrating how electronic documentation of competency tracking using Platinum Planner online platform.


Jeff Dykstra
Director of Sales
Platinum Educational Group













Fireside Chat- Fireside Chat LMU Master of Veterinary Clinical Care

Virtual Event
Wednesday, July 20 |10-11 am 

Dr. Bonnie Price has worked in veterinary education for over seven years and currently serves as the Director of Lincoln Memorial University’s Master of Veterinary Clinical Care Program, the first MS program in the US designed specifically for credentialed veterinary technicians to build on the knowledge and skills learned in AVMA CVTEA accredited programs. Dr. Price is the former chair of the Department of Veterinary Health Science and Technology at LMU and led the department through curriculum revisions, new program development, and enrollment growth.
Before training in veterinary public health, Price completed their undergraduate work in anthropology and biochemistry and participated in primate fieldwork and conservation studies throughout Central America and West Africa, which fostered a strong commitment to culturally competent and multidisciplinary approaches to improve health and wellness at the interface of animals, humans and the environment.
Dr. Price serves on the Board of Directors for Pawsibilities VetMed, which aims to actively increase the diversity of the veterinary profession based on gender, race, ethnicity, non-traditional career path, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, disability status, and veteran status through a novel pipeline approach to recruitment and retention.

Dr. Price is also an active member of PrideVMC’s Mentorship Working Group and DEI Working Group, which exists to promote and uphold PrideVMC’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion among its members, the larger LGBTQ+ community, the field of veterinary medicine, and all communities served by veterinary medicine.

Dr. Price earned a BS in Biochemistry, a BA in Anthropology, and their DVM and MPH from the University of TN.


Bonnie E. Price DVM, MPH; Director Master of Veterinary Clinical Care, Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine
Bonnie Price






Tracking Student Progress in a Virtual Environment with Trajecsys

July 27, 2021

Cara Heinrich, Trajecsys
Jennifer Gunther, Community College of Denver

Know Your Value

July 12, 2021

Paul Diaz,  Hire Power Consulting

Creating a Virtual CBC

June 22, 2021

Meri J DuRand,  Dakota County Technical College

The Equine Veterinary Profession - WE Are Different

May 13, 2021

Deborah Reeder, AAEVT
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The Salt House Skills Tracker

March 24, 2021

Joe Craddock, Salt House
Sam Geiling, Windward Community College

What is Culture? How is it Affecting Our Students in the Field?

February 17, 2021

Beth Anne, VTNE Prep

Registered Veterinary Technology Apprenticeship Program

February 4, 2021

Jennifer Gunther, Community College of Denver
Shannon Burkhalter, Community College of Denver

Technology Talks

December 21, 2020

Tricia GorhamSt. Petersburg College
Laurie LobdellParkland College

Moderated bySarah Razor

PrideVMC and Proactive Pronouns

November 3, 2020 

Dr. Dane WhitakerPrideVMC President
Beckie Mossor, RVT, PrideVMC Member
Dr. Jennifer NealPrideVMC Member

Bridging the Dental Gap

October 22, 2020 

Mary L. Berg
Beyond the Crown Veterinary Education

Infusing Fear Free and Low-Stress Handling Techniques in a Veterinary Technology Program

October 9, 2020

Ginny Price
St. Petersburg College

After the Credentials: The Future of Technician Post-Graduate Education

October 1, 2020

Dr. Annika VanNoy
IGNITE Global Vet Learning Community

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

September 29, 2020 

Elizabeth Thompson
Lincoln Memorial University

Cultivating Culture Today for Tomorrow's Technicians

September 17, 2020

Chris Henning
Hippo Manager

Dialogic Teaching Harnesses the Power of Talk

September 10, 2020

Beth Anne
VTNE Review Group

Vision to Action: Integrating a Healthy Career and Life

September 3, 2020

Rebecca Rose, CATALYST Veterinary Professional Coaches, LLC

Reflection: Valuable Lessons Learned


July 21, 2020

Laurie Lobdell, Parkland College
Jamie Morgan, Pima Medical Institute

Flip, Don't Flop in Online and In-Person Teaching

June 23, 2020

Dr. Sabrina Timperman, Mercy College
Dr. Amanda Colon, Mercy College


Mindset and Hope

June 16, 2020

Dr. Jim Hurrell
Penn Foster College

Learn to Play, Play to Learn

June 9, 2020

Keren Allen
Baker College

Effective Preparation for the VTNE Licensure Exam

May 26, 2020

Dr. Steven I. McLaughlin
Zuku Review

Coping Strategies for Working From Home
May 19, 2020

Jennifer Serling
Pima Institute Veterinary Technology - Tucson Campus

Moderated By:
Tricia Gorham
St. Petersburg College - Distance Education Program
Adapting Courses to Online Formats
Virtual Town Hall
May 14, 2020

Josh Clark, Purdue University - College of Veterinary Medicine
Markiva Contris, Pierce College Veterinary Technology Department
Tricia Gorham, St. Petersburg College - Distance Education Program
Allan Zahara, Consultant - Distance Education

Moderated By:
Jennifer Serling
Pima Institute Veterinary Technology - Tucson Campus



Fireside Chat
July 28, 2020 - A Panel of Vet Tech Graduates

Amanda Schwarzwalder, RVT, KPA, CTP, VTS (Behavior)
Shell Keith, LVT
Tyler Grogan, CVT, RVT
Angela Elia, LVT

Moderated By:
Dr. Andy Roark
Sam Geiling, RVT

Join us for a discussion with vet tech grads about their vet tech program experiences. What they learned, what they wish they would’ve learned, and advice they would give themselves when they were just starting out.

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