2023 Annual Conference

Friday | Saturday | Sunday

*The exhibit hall will be open from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 Friday, August 4
8:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM Welcome

9:15 AM

Community Plenary Session
10:15 AM  Break
10:30 AM - Breakout Sessions
  Team Based Learning and Team Based Health Care. Why TBL works in VT programs!!!
Jennifer Serling, CVT RVT BVSc VTES | Appalachian State University
Leigha Wright, RVT, LVT, MBA | Appalachian State University & Blinn College
Ann Wortinger, LVT, BIS, VTS | Appalachian State University
  Navigating the Path From Being a Member of the Workforce to Creating the Workforce
Sharon Lentz, RVT, VTS (ECC), CVPM
Blue Ridge Community & Technical College
  Utilizing vital connections from industry for your program and in the classroom.
Gordon Smok, DVM, BA, AS, USDA accredited, ECFVG cert
City College
11:30 AM Lunch | Visit Exhibitors
1:00 PM Transition | Break | Visit Exhibitors
1:00 PM - Breakout Sessions
  How to Avoid Your Students Saying: Ugh not Another Class Project!
Amanda Colon, DVM | Mercy College Veterinary Technology Program
Lisa SchenkelDVM, CCRT, CVMA | Mercy College Veterinary Technology Program
  Well-being: What educators and veterinary professionals need to know to support students as they enter the field
Lori L. Stose
Fort Valley State University, Department of Veterinary Science and Public Health
  The Real World: Preparing Students for Externship and Job Opportunities
Ellen Chestnut, RVT
Heartland Veterinary Partners
2:00 PM Transition | Break | Visit Exhibitors
2:15 PM - Breakout Sessions
  Building student confidence using animal models
Trevor Walling, DVM
Baker College of Owosso
  The VTNE—What’s on the New Content Outline?
Irene Moore
D.V.M., M.Sc., B.Sc.(Agr.) | University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus
Nancy GrittmanMBA, BA | American Association of Veterinary State Boards
  Overcoming Roadblocks: Transitioning to an Online Competency Tracking Platform
Jeff Dykstra, MBA, SSGB
Platinum Educational Group
3:15 PM Transition | Break | Visit Exhibitors
  Roundtable Discussions
View Roundtable Schedule
4:30 PM Resort Time
7:00 PM Onsite Reception

*Agenda Subject to Change: Updated May 9 at 5:00 PM 

Please note:
*All times listed in PST.

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