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ideation. In this presentation, we will consider the developmental processes that lead to perfectionism (Hint: no one is born a perfectionist); ways in which perfectionism impacts clinical day-to-day activities and leadership; and how to undo one's perfectionism with evidence-based interventions. AVOIDING BURN OUT AND FINDING MEANING IN CLINICAL PRACTICE Burn out is rampant among all health care professionals and especially among veterinarians. If not addressed, burn out is a major risk factor for poor career longevity. Because of this, burn out is not only a professional/ personal issue; it is an economic one as well. Often times, the victims of burn out are blamed for their failings and Michele Gaspar, DVM, MA, LCPC 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM | Room 209 left to feel that burn out is THEIR problem. In this presentation, we will look at what burn out is, how it differs from compassion fatigue, ways to avoid and work through burn out and how hospital leadership can provide cultures that support clinicians beyond pizza, bagels and yoga. TECHNICIAN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 _______________________________________ SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS Kelly Cronin, MBA, PHR, CVT 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 007 AB In this talk we will review best practices for getting the job of your dreams. We will discuss what to ask and how to know more before you sign. We will deep dive into employment offers and discuss how to best compare them. We will discuss negotiating compensation and best practices for obtaining a great position. We will spend time discussing how to translate your first position (and each after that) into setting yourself up financially for your best future. CREATING AND IMPLEMENTING A TRAINING PROGRAM Kelly Cronin, MBA, PHR, CVT 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 007 AB I will cover different training-level setups. I will cover items to include and leave out of a training plan. We will discuss what has been tried in the past at their respective clinics and what has worked versus what has failed. I will outline how to bring longevity and success to a training plan. I will talk about tying wages to training plans and customization for their respective clinics. We will discuss how to motivate reluctant and belligerent employees and how to avoid setbacks in training. We will discuss mentorship programs. We will discuss employee appreciation and motivation. I will cover knowledge bases for the training plans and associated quizzes to test said knowledge bases. I will provide basic training templates to be customized for the respective clinics. LEARN TO LEAD IN YOUR PRACTICE Kelly Cronin, MBA, PHR, CVT 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Room 007 AB I will be covering the requirements, advantages and disadvantages of the job. I will be discussing how to gain a position in leadership. We will be discussing individual situations faced by those in leadership in the audience. I will be covering the appropriate behavior of a leader. We will discuss the job descriptions of a lead technician. We will discuss the creation and implementation of a job description. I will cover working with difficult personalities and influencing team culture. WAVE OF THE FUTURE: VETERINARY PRACTITIONER ROLE Kelly Cronin, MBA, PHR, CVT 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM | Room 007 AB We will cover the various aspects of the medical role nurse practitioner. We will discuss the options and advantages of such a role in veterinary medicine. We will discuss the steps involved in recognizing and creating this role. We will discuss what this role could do for those in veterinary medicine.
This course will help attendees navigate client conversations to help the quality of life for both patients and clients. FOOD INTOLERANCE: UNDERSTANDING IMMUNE RESPONSE Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM) 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Room 007 CD This course covers what food intolerance is, how the immune system creates intolerance and standard diagnostics and treatment plans for patients with food intolerance or allergies. Attendees will also learn client communication for patient quality of life. DIARRHEA LARGE BOWEL OR SMALL BOWEL: THE SCOOP ON UNDERSTANDING THE #2 Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM) 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM | Room 007 CD This course covers diarrhea in our canine and feline patients. This course will help attendees understand the difference between large bowel and small bowel diarrhea, diagnostics commonly used for these patients and how to treat diarrhea. This course will help attendees navigate client conversations to help patients' and clients' quality of life. EQUINE CARDIOLOGY- A REVIEW OF NORMAL Amanda Albrecht, RVT 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | Room 214 B Cardiology can be intimidating but is an important tool in your toolbox. In this talk we will review normal equine cardiac anatomy and function. EQUINE CARDIOLOGY- MURMURS AND ARRHYTHMIAS Amanda Albrecht, RVT 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | Room 214 B A review of the not- so -normal. Topics will include a review of the most common murmurs, their causes and how to categorize them, as well as a classification of arrhythmias and congenital defects. TRIAGE: WHEN BEING THE WORST MAKES YOU FIRST Courtney Waxman, MS, CVT, RVT, VTS (ECC) 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | Room 007 AB This lecture will review the definition and clinical approach to patient triage. Discussion will be on the types of triage, body systems included in the primary survey, classification systems and how triage can be implemented in practice. LET’S TALK SHOCK Courtney Waxman, MS, CVT, RVT, VTS (ECC) 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | Room 007 AB This lecture will review the definition of shock and pathophysiology of shock. Discussion will be on the types of shock, phases of shock, patient assessment, diagnostic testing, treatment and nursing care. MULTIPARAMETER MONITORING: THE TECHNICIAN'S TOOLS Courtney Waxman, MS, CVT, RVT, VTS (ECC) 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM | Room 007 AB This lecture will review the different monitoring tools, techniques and equipment available in the emergency or ICU setting. Discussion will be on ECG interpretation and common arrhythmias, blood pressure measurement, pulse oximetry, capnography and urine output monitoring. PAYING VETERINARY TECHNICIANS LIKE NURSES: IS IT POSSIBLE? Ken Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC), (SAIM) 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | Room 214 C The number one reason veterinary technicians and nurses leave the veterinary field today is inadequate pay. In 2021, the national average was $17.74 an hour. What if that changed? What if they were paid well enough to make staying in the job sustainable? What if working multiple jobs or large amounts of overtime to make ends meet was no longer necessary? Using VEG as a case study, we’ll explore real life examples of how raising wages can impact culture, team and business finances and how this increase can be sustainable.
LARGE ANIMAL NECROPSIES: TECHNIQUES & SAMPLE COLLECTION FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS MegAnn Harrington, BS, CVT 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 214 C An overview of the Veterinary Technicians’ role in performing necropsies and proper sample collection. DEVELOPING HERD HEALTH PROGRAMS THROUGH A RISK-BASED APPROACH MegAnn Harrington, BS, CVT 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 214 C A discussion on the Veterinary Technicians’ role in developing herd health programs with livestock producers. AUTOGENOUS VACCINES IN FOOD ANIMALS MegAnn Harrington, BS, CVT 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Room 214 C When commercially available vaccines are no longer efficacious or are discontinued by a manufacturer, autogenous vaccines provide livestock owners a great alternative. BOVINE VIRAL DIARRHEA VIRUS: A REPRODUCTIVE & RESPIRATORY DISEASE NIGHTMARE MegAnn Harrington, BS, CVT 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM | Room 214 C A discussion on BVD and its effect on the cow/calf, stocker and feed yard operator. How to perform diagnostics, biosecurity and how to prevent the spread of disease through vaccination and management. EXOTIC ANIMAL TRIAGE & COMMON APPOINTMENT PRESENTATIONS Sarah Kolb, BAS, RVT, LAT, VTS (CP-exotics) 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 214 B This lecture will discuss common appointment presentations of exotic companion pets and how to triage according to their presentations. THE SICK AVIAN PATIENT Sarah Kolb, BAS, RVT, LAT, VTS (CP-exotics) 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 214 B This lecture will discuss triage and nursing care of the sick avian patient. EXOTIC ANIMALS ANESTHESIA CONCEPTS Sarah Kolb, BAS, RVT, LAT, VTS (CP-exotics) 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM | Room 214 B This lecture will review the principles and concepts of anesthesia and analgesia in exotic companion animal species. NUTRITIONAL SECONDARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM IN REPTILES Sarah Kolb, BAS, RVT, LAT, VTS (CP-exotics) 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM | Room 214 B This lecture will explore the pathophysiology of nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism in reptiles. EVANS SYNDROME: A TECHNICIAN'S GUIDE Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM) 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room 007 CD This course covers Evans Syndrome, or immune-mediated thrombocytopenia and immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, how it relates to our patients and what veterinary technicians need to know when treating these patients. We will discuss diagnostics, treatments and client communication for Evans Syndrome. IMMUNE-MEDIATED POLYARTHRITIS: SHIFTING LAMENESS Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM) 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Room 007 CD This course covers what IMPA is, the diagnostics commonly used for these patients and how to treat IMPA.
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