AABP Annual Conference Sessions

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AASRP

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A Guide to Antimicrobial Options for Common Small Ruminant Diseases


Dr. Michelle Buckley
This session covers bacterial diseases commonly affecting small ruminants as well as species-specific treatment options for each disease. Emphasis will be placed on extra-label drug use and residue avoidance. A basic overview of identification of each disease will also be included.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
8:00:00 AM

Creating a productive relationship with small-scale farmers


Dr. Michelle Buckley
USDA regulations regarding antimicrobial access that will take effect in summer of 2023 will increase demand for veterinary services on small-scale farms who may currently operate independently of any veterinary interactions. Factors that have posed challenges to building these relationships in the past include poor time management by producers, sub-optimal facilities, mismatched expectations between producers and veterinarians, cost/benefit discrepancies and breakdowns in communication from both parties. This session will focus on communication and business management practices that will optimize veterinarians' interactions with small-scale farmers while providing a valuable and much-needed service for producers.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
9:00:00 AM

Practical Small Ruminant Nutrition: Applied Nutrition for Veterinarians


Dr. Andrea Mongini
This talk will review nutrient requirements of goats and sheep at various life stages along with basics of rumen fermentation and metabolism. I will address practical applied feeding principles that veterinarians can use when assisting clients in making dietary recommendations. We will also cover common nutritional problems, how to diagnose them, treat them, and prevent them. The purpose of the lecture is to give veterinarians a better understanding of nutrition as it applies to feeding small ruminants for health and productivity.
Friday, September 22, 2023
8:00:00 AM

A New Old Parasite--Liver Fluke


Dr. Adriano  Vatta
This session covers the life cycle and epidemiology of Fasciola hepatica (common liver fluke) in North America, the pathogenesis of disease in sheep and goats, and currently available diagnostic methods and treatments. The talk will examine what is currently known regarding the status of anthelmintic resistance in the parasite. Recommendations for treatment with the aim of preserving anthelmintic efficacy both against liver flukes and gastrointestinal nematodes (in particular, Haemonchus contortus) will be discussed. Options for improving diagnostics and surveillance will be covered.
Friday, September 22, 2023
9:00:00 AM

Uterine Parasites: A Clinician's Guide to Pregnancy Toxemia


Dr. Andrea Lear
The objective of this presentation is review the clinical features and management of pregnancy toxemia in small ruminants. A practical review of the literature regarding prognosis and clinical therapeutics will also be provided.
Friday, September 22, 2023
10:45:00 AM

A Beginner's Guide to LAP AI


Dr. Clare Scully
This session covers the skills and equipment needed to start using laparoscopic artificial insemination in small ruminants. Laparoscopic artificial insemination involves the synchronization of estrus and a single, timed insemination of ewes or does with a minor surgical procedure. Small ruminant reproduction and estrous cycle synchronization is reviewed to clarify what is needed to incorporate LAP AI into your practice.
Friday, September 22, 2023
11:30:00 AM

Small Ruminant Quality Assurance (SRQA)- Considerations and Practices.


Dr. Michael Pesato
The objective of this presentation is to expose practitioners to the idea of quality assurance when related to small ruminant products. Utilizing practices extrapolated from established beef, dairy, and swine quality assurance practices, small ruminant producers can work to produce healthy and safe foods for human consumption. This presentation will explain practices and considerations that veterinarians can teach producers, strengthening the veterinarian-client-patient relationship on the farm.
Friday, September 22, 2023
1:45:00 PM

A Practical Approach to Neuro Disease


Dr. Meredyth Jones
First, attendees will review the main features of neurologic lesion localization. Then, photos and videos will be used to present the main diseases of small ruminants in each localization category. Finally, we will discuss prognosis, treatment and any herd implications.
Friday, September 22, 2023
2:45:00 PM

Beef

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Wellness in Cattle Practice: Better Managing Success (Health) in Animals, Client Systems, and One's Self Along the Continuom Extending Beyond the Dichotomous Absence of Failure (Disease) Outcomes


Dr. T Robin Falkner
The objective of the presentation is to assist practitioners who desire to transition mental models from dichotomous disease or failure-based perspectives to ones grounded in managing wellness or success supporting variables. Despite "continuous improvements" and investments in animal health products, diagnostics, services, and management, many undesirable and unacceptable animal, operational, practice, and human outcomes are either refractory to improvement or increasing. These outcomes are associated with animal wastage, welfare concerns, increasing antimicrobial use, and high human costs among both veterinarians and their clients. This lack of progress brings into question the fitness of current failure focused dichotomous veterinary paradigms for improving many critical outcomes in complex adaptive biological systems. Systems Thinking tools are used to model a shift from mental models based on management for fewer failure outcomes to ones that manage success supporting variables on a continuum. In this new Systems Practice paradigm, the notion of health (success) as the reduction of disease (failure) is rejected and replaced with perspective of disease (failure) as symptomatic of systems that insufficiently identify, support and manage wellness (success).
Friday, September 22, 2023
1:45:00 PM

Animal Handling Effects on Health and Performance


 Thomas H. Noffsinger
Friday, September 22, 2023
2:45:00 PM

Cow/Calf Vaccinations- When it Comes to Immunology What Makes Sense and What Doesn’t


Dr. Christopher C.L. Chase
Provide updates on the latest understanding of colostral antibody for calf protection, reproductive vaccination for cows and vaccinating the young calf.
Friday, September 22, 2023
4:15:00 PM

Effective utilization of vaccination to protect against viral reproductive pathogens


Dr. Paul H. Walz
Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) and Bovine alphaherpesvirus-1 (BoHV-1) have long been recognized as a major cause of reproductive disease in beef and dairy cattle. Enhancing immunity through prebreeding vaccination provides an important contribution to limiting reproductive losses associated with viral infections and is also an important control procedure to limit transmission of these viruses among cattle populations. While providing efficacy, prebreeding vaccination should also be safe. Safety concerns are often associated with the BoHV-1 fractions, while efficacy concerns are associated with BVDV fractions of multivalent vaccines. The objectives of this presentation are to 1) summarize research evaluating safety of modified-live viral vaccines administered prior to breeding and 2) review vaccination-challenge experiments evaluating efficacy.
Friday, September 22, 2023
5:15:00 PM

Genetic Improvements in a Sustainable Food System


Mr. Banks Baker
The pressures on animal agriculture are significant, improved animal welfare, increased antimicrobial stewardship, food affordability & availability, all while being asked to reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of production. What role do genetic improvements play in sustainable food? We’ll discuss how genetic improvements, including those achieved through gene editing help address the pressures being placed on the food system while improving production efficiencies at the farm level.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
8:00:00 AM

Use of genomic tools to improve production efficiency, health resilience and carbon footprint of beef production


Dr. John Basarab
Join John Basarab to learn more about “Genomic tools for commercial beef production”. Genomic tools and accuracy of molecular breeding values (MBVs) for economically important traits continue to improve and are being applied in the commercial crossbred beef cattle industry. John will discuss how genomic breed composition and genomic retained heterozygosity on an individual and herd-basis (e.g., using DNA pooling) can be used to improve female fertility, stayability, lifetime productivity and calf health resilience. But this is just the first step. Within specific crossbred populations, researchers with Livestock Gentec have used large numbers of cattle phenotypes and genotypes, combined with advanced statistical genomic analyses to generate MBVs for 18 traits with moderate accuracy (0.35 to 0.45). This accuracy is equivalent to 10 to 20 progeny records. These MBVs are economically balanced into multi-trait profit indices such as the Feeder Profit Index and the Replacement Heifer Profit index. The use of these genomic tools will improve the sustainability of beef production by improving profitability, lowering the carbon footprint, and improving an animal’s ability to adapt to changing environments. John’s presentation will outline how the research was conducted, the potential benefits to those using the technology as well as some of considerations that need to be taken when deciding when and where to use these new tools.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
9:00:00 AM

Beef on Dairy Cattle - Industry Benefits and Opportunities


Dr. Nick Hardcastle
Over the past few years, there has been a dramatic shift in the number of calf-fed Holsteins harvested in the United States to a larger representation of Beef and Dairy crossbred cattle. This transition has resulted in a number of opportunities and challenges for the beef industry. This secession will cover an in depth look at Beef on Dairy cattle post-harvest, and how these animals impact the industry and its stakeholders.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
10:30:00 AM

Cow/calf chuteside Data collection in the field and its role in cow/calf consultation.


Dr. J.D. Folsom
I going to show how we collect chuteside data accurately and efficiently while working large groups of Cattle and how we use the data we collect to consult the cow/calf producer.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
2:00:00 PM

Blood Born Pathogens in Beef Herds - A Kansas Practitioner's Perspective


Dr. Nora Schrag
This session will cover management strategies for common blood born pathogens (BLV and Anaplasmosis) in US beef herds. An updated review of epidemiology and pathophysiology will be provided, but will remain focused on information that is practically applicable to managing beef herds in the US. Comparative summaries of diagnostic options will be provided for both the individual and group level. This will include timing, sample collection, type of testing, etc. Herd level control measures (both therapy and prevention) will also be discussed, especially as they relate to what evidence currently exists for common practices.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
3:00:00 PM

Prescription Platform and Autogenous vaccines- What are they and what is the difference?


Dr. Christopher C.L. Chase
Objective: Provide background on development, application and regulatory oversight for Prescription Platform and Autogenous vaccines.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
4:15:00 PM

Calf Care & Quality Assurance program – Best management guidelines for the calf raising sector


Dr. Julia Herman
The Calf Care & Quality Assurance (CCQA) program was developed to align training and education guidelines for the growing industry of calf raisers. This program was developed in partnership by the Beef Quality Assurance, funded by the Beef Checkoff, National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management, Veal Quality Assurance, funded by the Beef Checkoff, and Dairy Calf and Heifer Association’s Gold Standards programs. CCQA provides an education framework for caring for calves in areas of calf health, management and care, animal handling and stockmanship, and employee training and emergency preparedness that veterinarians can use in herd health and employee training programs.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
5:15:00 PM

Clinical Skills

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Hoof Trimming: The steps to success


Dr. Gerard Cramer
In this presentation, we will go over how to properly trim a hoof and discuss different approaches to accomplish the goal of preventative trimming.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
1:30:00 PM

What, where, and for how long: catheter placement & maintenance in dehydrated calves


Dr. Andrea Lear
This session to focus on a) fluid therapy when we are in the field and have no bloodwork available – including what fluid therapy is best to use and b) catheter placement (aural, jugular, etc.) and field maintenance of said catheters. Other tips/techniques will be shared including how to be “budget smart”.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
2:00:00 PM

The Do's and Don'ts of Bovine Euthanasia


Dr. John Gilliam
The purpose of this presentation will be to provide a brief update on recent advances in bovine euthanasia techniques and provide practical tips for performing euthanasia humanely and efficiently in a variety of situations.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
2:30:00 PM

'Practical pain mitigation for castrations - effective and efficient relief


Dr. Maddison Tyrrel
This session covers practical ways to use pain mitigation during castration in a variety of situations and facilities. Also detailing client relationships and how to convince producers pain mitigation for castration should be strived for in this industry. With clinically important anatomy and local anesthetic protocols.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
3:00:00 PM

Getting ropes and other simple equipment to do your bidding in a practice setting


Dr. Keith E. Sterner
Getting ropes and other simple equipment to do your bidding to make daily practice easier, simpler and safer. This presentation will focus on various knots for every day use that will stay tied when needed and can be released when needed. Additional presentation focus will demonstrate the use of simple and economical aids for all manner of daily practice procedures from dystocia relief to lameness examinations while reducing the risk of back strain and injury.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
4:00:00 PM

Heifer Spay; a practical approach


Dr. Michael S. B. Steine
This session will cover the practical approach to spay heifers. You will learn how to position the service in your practice as well as the "do and not do" in the field.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
4:30:00 PM

FLASC - Fast Localized Abdominal Scan for Cattle


Dr. Lisa A. Willis
The ultrasound can be used in a systematic manner to assist in ruling in or out common diseases in cattle.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
5:00:00 PM

Bovine Superovulation and Embryo Transfer - How to Make Babies!


Dr. Joel Anderson
Bovine embryo transfer continues to evolve in its application. This piece of a breeding program can be incorporated at various levels of a veterinary practice. This session will attempt to discuss how embryos are produced, handled, evaluated, and transferred. There is opportunity for veterinarians to be involved at each level of embryo transfer with their clients.
Friday, September 22, 2023
8:00:00 AM

''To the point - the basics of bovine acupuncture''


Dr. Aurora Villarroel
The objective of this presentation is to introduce the basic principles of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) with an emphasis on acupuncture in comparison to Western Medicine. There will be a brief layout of opportunities to include acupuncture in daily bovine practice, where to train, equipment needed and how to charge for it (even Dutch farmers pay for it!). Basic points for digestive and reproductive problems will be presented.
Friday, September 22, 2023
8:30:00 AM

It's on skin deep: How to diagnose & treat bovine dermatopathies


Dr. Julia Miller
This session covers tips and tricks for sample collection and interpretation for the most common skin diseases affecting cattle. From infectious to parasitic we will cover common clinical presentations and how to utilize the tools you have on your truck for sampling. We will also cover basic treatment guidelines.
Friday, September 22, 2023
9:00:00 AM

Dairy

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The Evolution of Dairy Cattle Welfare


Dr. Nigel B. Cook
In North America, the welfare discussion continues to evolve and demands continue to be made on the beef and dairy sector in response to greater consumer awareness. In this presentation, we'll discuss how far we've come and whether or not we've made a difference. We'll focus on the concerns that keep the speaker 'up at night' and what the next chapter of livestock production looks like. Changes in welfare codes and audits, which accelerated over the prior decade have recently slowed as the beef and dairy industry have pushed back against changes that may impact their bottom line. Can the industry maintain public trust while being left to self regulate? The answer to that question may well determine the future of beef and dairy products on the kitchen table.
Friday, September 22, 2023
1:45:00 PM

The Evolution of the FARM Animal Care Program: Trends, Priority Issues, and Opportunities for Veterinarians


Dr. Steven Roche
This session will review the latest data on high priority animal care issues (i.e. lameness, broken tails, injuries, body condition, pain management) from Version 4.0 of the FARM Animal Care program. We will explore key observations and lessons learned so far, and review the statistical relationships and associations observed as they relate to key welfare outcomes on U.S. farms. This session will also review the upcoming changes in Version 5.0 of FARM Animal Care program and help prepare veterinarians with key talking points to prepare and support their clients. Lastly, this session will offer insights into how the FARM program presents an opportunity for veterinarians, with a focus on how practitioners can be involved in the program, access resources to support their clients, and integrate elements of the program into their practice model to generate business.
Friday, September 22, 2023
2:45:00 PM

The evolution of lameness on North American dairies: Addressing current industry challenges and exploring new and existing approaches to reduce lameness


Dr. Elise Shepley
Despite decades of research and repeated evidence of the negative effects of lameness on farm profitability and cow welfare, lameness remains a persistent issue within the North American dairy industry. The constant presence of lameness can be attributed to the complex, multifactorial nature of the disorder, with environmental, management, and genetic factors all contributing to its on-farm prevalence. The objective of this talk will be to address the current challenges associated with on-farm lameness, as well as the benefits and trade-offs of existing approaches – and promising new approaches - towards the treatment and prevention of lameness. This talk will also explore the roles of veterinarians, hoof trimmers, farm staff, and other primary stakeholders in the reduction of the prevalence and impact of lameness in the North American dairy industry, including how to improve communication between stakeholder groups to maximize the output from on-farm lameness strategies.
Friday, September 22, 2023
4:15:00 PM

The Evolution of Down Cow Management


Dr. Charlotte Winder
This session will review research surrounding down cow outcomes and risk factors, cover practical preventative strategies, clinical examination of the down cow, practical care and management (including moving down cows), and decision making around euthanasia.
Friday, September 22, 2023
5:00:00 PM

Changing Industries and Shifting Gears


Dr. Carie Telgen
Challenges and Opportunities for veterinarians to hang up the stethoscope and put away the sleeves while still having an impact on the dairy as a consultant and veterinarian.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
8:00:00 AM

The Evolution of Calf Nutrition


Dr. James Drackley
The milk-feeding period is certainly a front and center welfare concern, as well as a huge opportunity for producers and veterinarians alike. Calf nutrition has progressed from a simple, one-size-fits-all approach to a more sophisticated understanding of the role that early nutrition has in health and future productivity. Still, calves are the only age group where it is not routine to have a nutritionist who formulates the diet, provides feedback and evaluation of animal performance, and is responsible for outcomes of the program. Veterinarians could step in to provide this service. In this presentation, I will discuss what incorporating calf nutrition into a dairy practice might look like, as well as what tools are available to help accomplish it. Some topics discussed will include the role and economic value of improving early feed efficiency; research on the value of early nutrition for health and future productivity; and tips and strategies to implement increased milk feeding programs, including weaning management.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
9:00:00 AM

The Evolution of Sensor-based Technologies in Dairy Production


Dr. Stephen LeBlanc
Sensor-based management is growing rapidly in dairy farming. Activity, behavior, and rumination monitors and data from automated milking systems and calf feeders are established management tools and hold promise for earlier or more efficient detection of health problems. However, gaps remain in validation and especially in turning streams of data into actionable information. This presentation will review recent research on use of sensor-based technologies for management of reproduction and health in dairy cattle.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
10:30:00 AM

Leading from the Bottom Up: Improving Leadership on your Farms and In Your Practice


Dr. Tera Rooney Barnhardt
The object of this presentation is to equip practitioners with leadership skills that they can put to work in their practice and on the farms they work directly with. By stepping outside your comfort zone and approaching animal health with better leadership skills, you will lead to positive change on the farms in time. Leading from the bottom up is an approach I use with many of the production systems I work on.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
2:00:00 PM

Building Consulting Into Dairy Practice


Dr. Robert F. Ceglowski
This session covers the building of consulting into traditional dairy practice. It will offer tips on getting started and address some of the typical barriers that come from producers, employers and yourself! Potential approaches to getting around these barriers will be reviewed.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
3:00:00 PM

Organizing Milk Harvest: A Producer Perspective on Infrastructure and Human Resources


Dr. William J. Wavrin
This session is designed to cover and discuss the biologic and financial implications of various strategies for the design and staffing of the milking center.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
4:15:00 PM

Future Vet: Current Trends in Demand for Veterinary Services on Dairy Farms


Dr. William J. Wavrin
This session will cover and discuss current trends in the dairy industry and in the corresponding quantity and type of veterinary and professional services producers will require.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
5:15:00 PM

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 Sara Frasca
Thursday, September 21, 2023
10:45:00 AM

Joint Beef/Dairy

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Beef's intersection with ESG metrics


Dr. Sara Place
This presentation will cover an overview of how the beef industry contributes to and is affected by Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) metrics in the business community, in particular how beef's environmental impacts are assessed. The presentation will cover the current state of beef cattle production's greenhouse gas emissions, and the intersection of animal health and ESG.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
1:30:00 PM

The Veterinarian's Role in Reducing GHG Emissions from Beef and Dairy Production


Dr. Colin Beal
This session will present an overview of LCT's efforts, including the existing Low Carbon Beef programs (USDA Process Verified Program, LCB Enrolled, and the USDA Climate Smart grant that we are leading) along with new programs focused on certifying reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for dairy products. The presentation will have a specific focus on how veterinarians can assist beef and dairy producers to participate in the programs and enable their cattle to qualify for the certifications, such as implementing sustainable land management, renewable energy, anti-methane feed additives, and enhanced feed efficiency techniques. We will also describe the impact of genetics, herd health, and cattle performance within the certifications.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
2:30:00 PM

Beef on Dairy - vets role, trends


 Juan Moreno
Thursday, September 21, 2023
4:00:00 PM

Beef on Dairy Calves


Mr. Juan Moreno
Creating Value, Traceability, and Sustainability with beef on dairy calves
Thursday, September 21, 2023
4:45:00 PM

Students

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Evaluating the finances of a job offer


Dr. Jorge Colón
The finances presented by an employment contract include the wages offered plus the value of all employment benefits. This session covers the evaluation of a total compensation package against a detailed cost of living assessment to estimate the feasibility of an employment contract of providing a sound financial state. Expected earnings and expenses will be reviewed towards finding job offers that promote the achievement of financially sustainable employment situations.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
8:00:00 AM

Marketing yourself as a new grad: eportfolios, cover letters, and resumes


Dr. Jorge Colón
As stated by motivational speaker Jim Rohn, “you don’t get paid for the work that you do, you get paid for the value you bring to the marketplace”. This session covers several essential tools that new graduates should use to showcase to potential employers the value they bring to a veterinary position. The importance of possessing skills that go beyond being an excellent veterinarian will be highlighted as a pathway towards achieving differentiation in the self-marketing process.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
9:00:00 AM

Basic dairy and beef nutrition principles for the new graduate


Dr. Alexander Navarro
This session covers an entry-level approach to assessing feedstuffs and feeding management. Focus will be on utilizing the veterinarian's unique problem solving skill set and understanding of ruminant biology to make helpful recommendations to their clients. Commonly fed forages and good harvest practices will be reviewed. Attendees will learn how to formulate a complete clinical picture using cow-side and bunk-side observational skills, supplemented with tools such as laboratory analysis and particle size assessment.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
10:30:00 AM

Practical Pharmacology for the New Grad


Dr. Sarah Wagner
The objective of this session is to provide guidance for therapeutic decision-making in bovine practice. Aspects to be considered include empirical therapy in the absence of a definitive diagnosis, governmental regulation, client compliance, therapeutic indications, cost, food safety, and extra-label drug administration.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
2:00:00 PM

Externships: how to get the most out of the


Dr. Philippa Gibbons
The presentation will cover the following: how to select the right externships, opportunities and scholarships available, how to get the best learning experience, what to do when things don't seem right, what to do when its quiet.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
3:00:00 PM

A toolbox for transitioning from student to veterinarian: Setting yourself up for success and reframing failure in your first year of practice


Dr. Dayna Locitzer
The leap from student to practitioner is a difficult one in many ways. Your definitions of success and failure will be challenged, and you will be pushed to use every tool in your toolbox. While it is no doubt important to be prepared with academic knowledge, it is equally critical to develop solid organizational abilities, technical knowhow, fingertip facts, good communication, and connections with mentors. Herself a recent graduate, Dr. Locitzer will draw on her experience to offer a guiding framework for utilizing diverse skills that will set recent graduates up to achieve desired outcomes, in part by transforming failures into tools for future success.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
4:15:00 PM

Preparing your mind and body for large animal practice


Dr. Emily Zur Linden
This session covers some of the physical and mental challenges of large animal practice. There will be two focuses. One will be a focus on practical tips for enhanced physical longevity in respect to reduced overuse injury and overall fitness. A second focus is on mental preparation for sustained work/life balance and emotional/mental support.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
5:15:00 PM

VPS

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Cultural Competencies in the Workplace- How to Recruit and Retain a Diverse Workforce


Mr. Maurice Cottman
This workshop will examine not only the differences that exist between communities within the workforce but how we can create a link to bind them in an effort to better unify and foster greater inclusion. Through this one hour presentation we will explore ways to make people feel welcomed, appreciated and valued. Thus equating to better recruitment and retention.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
1:30:00 PM

Creating An Onboarding Plan For The Elusive New Associate


Dr. Shannon Nielsen
Hypothetical situation: you are a tired DVM who would like more doctor power to grow your practice and take care of your clients. Maybe even build in some better time off! Before you start the hiring process, let’s make a plan! Dr. Nielsen take you through her hiring and on-boarding process. The focus of this talk will be on integrating a new associate into the practice and setting them up for long term success. What does mentorship look like? How will this investment of your time and energy pay off in retention? Join us for a talk designed to give you some tools to customize for your practice.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
4:00:00 PM

The True Costs of Losing Staff and How to Avoid Them


Dr. Michael  Dicks
This seminar provides a brief synopsis of the real costs of staff loss, processes to minimize staff dissatisfaction and loss, and the strategies for implementing staff retention practices while preparing your practice for a growing and evolving team.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
4:45:00 PM

Recognizing Mental Health Challenges in Practice and What to do next


Mr. Joshua  Tanguay
The goal of this training is to help veterinarians identify, better understand and help others who may be having difficulty with mental health challenges. The training will focus on barriers in the veterinary field to helping those with mental health challenges as well as explore mental health stigma. The training will provide tangible tools to help with this cross section of veterinary medicine and mental health.
Friday, September 22, 2023
8:00:00 AM

Clear Your Plate - What Practice Owners Can Outsource (45 min) & HR Bootcamp - Building Your Dream Team (45 min)


Dr. Christine  Staten
Clear Your Plate - What Practice Owners Can Outsource (45 min) Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed juggling all the things in your practice. Let’s talk about utilizing professionals to get your life back. We are hard-wired to want to do it all but that is not in the best interest of ourselves, our team members, our clients, our patients, or our practices. What professionals should you consider adding to your power team? HR Bootcamp - Building Your Dream Team (45 min) Getting and keeping the right team members in your practice is one of the most important priorities you can make as a leader. Do you know what you want your team to look like? Are you working to attract and retain the right people? We will talk about actionable steps to create and maintain your dream team.
Friday, September 22, 2023
10:45:00 AM