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Animal Behaviorfavorite track

Walter Burghardt, Jr., DVM, PH.D., DACVB

San Antonio, Texas

  • Behavior Problems in Working Dogs (2 hours)
  • Practical Psychopharmacology (1 hour)
  • Canine Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (1 hour)
Sally Foote, DVM, CABC-IAABC

Okaw Veterinary Clinic, Tuscola, Ill.

  • Low-Stress Handling Techniques (4 hours)
  • My Pet is Driving Me Crazy (1 hour)
  • Behavior Cocktails (1 hour)
Lore Haug, DVM, M.S., DACVB, CABC superstarreturning

Texas Veterinary Behavior Services, Sugar Land, Texas

  • Equine Behavior Topics TBA (12 hours)
Jane Killion

Blairstown, N.J.

  • Genes, Ovulation and Colostrum (1 hour)
  • Development & Socialization (1 hour)
  • Emotional Responses (1 hour)
  • Weaning for Breeders and Puppy Owners (1 hour)
  • Physiological Impact of Environment Enrichment (1 hour)
  • Communication Trinity and Distributed Learning of Puppies (1 hour)
  • Fear in Puppies (1 hour)
  • Preventing Resource Guarding in Dogs (1 hour)
  • Early Training Models and Outcomes (1 hour)
  • Puppy Placement Practices (1 hour)
  • Puppy Socialization Classes (1 hour)
  • Vaccination vs Socialization (1 hour)
Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.superstar

McConnell Publishing Ltd, Black Earth, Wis.

  • Comparitive Trauma in People and Dogs (2 hours)
Theresa McKeon

TAGteach International, Indian Trail, N.C.

  • Identifying Canine/Feline Body Language (2 hours)
  • Understanding Human Body Language (2 hours)
  • Creating and Delivering Information for Action (2 hours)
  • Helping Clients Continue Husbandry and Medical Care at Home (2 hours)
  • Preparing for the Clinic Visit ( 2 hours)
Laura Monaco Torelli, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA

Medical District Veterinary Clinic, Chicago

  • Helping Clients Continue Husbandry and Medical Care at Home (2 hours)
  • Preparing for the Clinic Visit (2 hours)


Stephen Reichley, DVMreturning

Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Starkville, Miss.

  • Use of Aquatic Animals for Food (1 hour)
  • Antibiotics, GMOs and the Veterinary Feed Directive in Food Fish (1 hour)
  • Common Diseases of Food Fish (1 hour)
Helen Sweeney, DVM

Elma Animal Hospital PC, Williamsville, N.Y.

  • Pet Fish (6 hours)


Donald Kapper, B.S., PAS

Beach City, Ohio

  • Equine Nutrition (6 hours)
Martin Nielsen, DVM, Ph.D., DEVPC DACVM

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

  • Anthelmintic Resistance in Parasites (1 hour)
  • Parasite Diagnostics (1 hour)
  • Clinical Aspects of Equine Parasitism (1 hour)
Eric Schroeder, DVM, M.S., DACVECC, DACVIM

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus

  • Equine Topics TBA (3 hours)
Rose Nolen-Walston, DVM, DACVIM

Pennsylvania State University, Landenberg, Pa.

  • Clen Buterol (1 hour)
  • Transport-Associated Pneumonia (1 hour)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (1 hour)
  • Negating Diarrhea in the Field (1 hour)
  • Preventing Dewormer Meltdown (1 hour)
  • Transfusion Meolcine for Field Vets (1 hour)
Jeff Reiswig, DVM, Ph.D., EqFAVD

Equine Veterinary Dental Service, LLC, Granville, Ohio

  • Equine Oral Examination (1 hour)
  • Equine Dental Radiology (1 hour)

Food Animal

Liz Cox, DVM

Merck Animal Health, Turlock, Calif.

  • Digital Necropsies (1 hour)
Gregory Edwards, DVM

Zoetis, Napoleon, Ohio

  • Veterinary Feed Directive for Cattle (1 hour)

Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care, Dallas

  • Food Animal Topics TBA (2 hours)
Tony Good, DVM

Select Sires, Plain City, Ohio

  • Bull Breeding Soundness Exam and Trich Testing (1 hour)
Bethany Heitkamp, DVM

Four Star Veterinary Service, LLC, Chicksaw, Ohio

  • Veterinary Feed Directive (1 hour)
Noah Litherland, Ph.D.

Vita Plus, Madison, Wis.

  • Dairy Cattle Nutrition (2 hours)
Lowell Midla, M.S., VMDreturning

The Ohio State University, Columbus

  • Practice Tips (1 hour)
  • HBS (1 hour)
Carlos Risco, DVM, DACT superstar

University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville

  • Bovine Reproduction and Postpartum Diseases (4 hours)

Holistic & Integrative Medicine

Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA, CVCsuperstar

Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Wonder Lake, Ill.

  • Canine Rehabilitation (1 hour)
  • Hydrotherapy Science and Techniques (1 hour)
  • Canine Geriatrics (2 hours)
  • Laser Science and Techniques (1 hour)
  • Non Pharmaceutical Anti-Inflammatory Devices and Techniques (1 hour)
Lisa Melling, DVM, CVH

Good Harbor Holistic Veterinary Care, Cedar, Mich.

  • Homeopathy Topics (6 hours)
Michelle Schraeder, DVM, M.Ed., FAAVA

Mountain Veterinary Hospital, Bellingham, Wash.

  • Acupuncture Topics (5 hours)
  • Less-Common Differentiations (1 hour)
Robert Silver, DVM, M.S., CVAsuperstar

Holistic Wellness Center, PC, Niwot, Colo.

  • Integrative Medicine Philosophy and Modalities (1 hour)
  • Nutraceuticals (1 hour)
  • Addresssing GI Problems with Diet, Nutraceuticals and Digestive Aids (1 hour)
  • Conventional and Complementary Therapies for Integrative Oncology (1 hour)
  • Vitamin D (1 hour)
  • Medical Cannabis for Veterinarians (1 hour)

Pet Animalfavorite track

Steve Budsberg, DVM, B.S., M.S., DACVS

University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

  • Orthopedic Surgery Topics TBA (6 hours)
Julie Churchill, DVM, Ph.D., DACVN

University of Minnesota, St. Paul

  • Primary Care & Nutrition (1 hour)
  • Commercial vs. Raw Diets (1 hour)
  • Pet Foods: Fact vs. Fiction (1 hour)
  • Obesity Management (1 hour)
  • Therapeutic Diets (1 hour)
  • Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease (1 hour)
Leigh Clayton, DVM, DABVP

National Aquarium, Baltimore

  • Exotic Pet Animal Topics TBA (6 hours)
John Dodam, DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DACVAA

University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbia

  • Anesthesia and Analgesia Topics TBA (6 hours)
Marlene Hauck, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (Oncology)

Bear Creek Veterinary Services, Victor, Mont.

  • Bladder Cancer (1 hour)
  • Melanomas (1 hour)
  • Lymphoma Diagnosis and Treatment in Dogs (1 hour)
  • Primary Lung Tumors (1 hour)
  • Mammary Tumors (1 hour)
  • Feline Lymphoma (1 hour)
Alice Jeromin, DVMreturning

Veterinary Allergy & Dermatology, Richfield, Ohio

  • Alopecia (1 hour)
  • Atopy in dogs (1 hour)
  • Ectoparasites on Dogs and Cats (1 hour)
  • Pruritic in Cats (1 hour)
  • Demodicosis (1 hour)
  • Otitis (1 hour)
Matthew Lemmons, DVM, DAVDCreturning

MedVet Indianapolis, Carmel, Ind.

  • General Oral Anatomy and Pathology (1 hour)
  • Peridontal Disease (1 hour)
  • Dental and Maxillofacial Trauma (1 hour)
  • Interpretation of Dental Radiographs (1 hour)
  • Extractions Made Easier (1 hour)
  • Feline Dentistry (1 hour)
Susan Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline)superstar

Bytown Cat Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Feline Topics TBA (6 hours)
Robert O'Brien, DVM, M.S., DACVR

Epica Medical Innovations, Nobleboro, Maine

  • Radiographic Lung Patterns (1 hour)
  • Respiratory Tract Imaging (1 hour)
  • Coughing Dog with a Murmur (1 hour)
  • Ultrasonography and Radiography (1 hour)
  • Imaging Hepatoiliary Disease (1 hour)
  • FLASH US Imaging (1 hour)
Cynthia Otto, DVM, Ph.D., DACVECC, DACVSMR, CCRTsuperstar

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia

  • Primary Survey of Emergency Patients (1 hour)
  • Fluid Therapy Challenges (1 hour)
  • Head Trauma (1 hour)
  • Feline Respiratory Distress (1 hour)
  • Pathophysioloy & Treatment of Sepsis (2 hours)
Mark Oyama, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)superstar

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia

  • Cardiology Topics TBA (6 hours)
J. Catherine Scott-Moncrieff, M.A., VetMB, M.S., DACVIM, DECVIM

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

  • Endocriniology Topics TBA (6 hours)
Jane Sykes, BVSc (Hon), Ph.D., DACVIM

University of California, Davis

  • Respiratory Pathogen Detection (1 hour)
  • Antibiotics (2 hours)
  • Canine Infectious Respiratory Tract Disease (1 hour)
  • Fungal Infections (1 hour)
  • Respiratory Pathogens (1 hour)
Wendy Townsend, DVM, M.S., DACVO

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

  • Ophthalmic Drugs (1 hour)
  • Canine Ophthalmology (2 hours)
  • Fundic Exams (1 hour)
  • Feline Ophthalmology (2 hours)
Jodi Westropp, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (Oncology)

University of California, Davis

  • Urology Topics TBA (6 hours)
Michael Willard, DVM, M.S., DACVIMsuperstarreturning

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

  • Esophageal Diseases (1 hour)
  • Pancreatitis in Dogs (1 hour)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (1 hour)
  • Hypoalbuminemia (1 hour)
  • Large Bowel Diarrhea in the Dog (1 hour)
  • GI Blood Loss in Dogs (1 hour)

Practice Management

Jack Advent, CAEreturning

Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, Columbus

  • Veterinary regulations (1 hour)
Susan Allen, AIA, ASID, LEED AP BD+Creturning

TC Architects, Akron

  • Blueprint Reading (1 hour)
  • Construction Lingo (1 hour)
  • Designing a Successful Facility (1 hour)
  • Material Selection for Best Maintenance (1 hour)
  • Interior Design Tips (1 hour)
  • How to Be A “Green” Practice (1 hour)
Jill Dental, DVM & Stith Keiserreturning

Delphos Animal Hospital, Delphos, Ohio • Blue Heron Consulting, Danville, Ky.

  • Leadership in a Practice (1 hour)
  • Contract Negotiations (1 hour)
  • Practice Ownership (1 hour)
  • Smart Practice Buying (2 hours)
  • Post-Purchase Success (1 hour)
John Dittrich, MBA

Profit Profile Corporatation, Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Practice Valuation (2 hours)
  • Profit Planning (2 hours)
  • Practice Sale Transisition (2 hours)
  • Rachel Forthofer, CPA & Matt Nolan
  • Protecting Profit (2 hours)
Brigid Heid, J.D.

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP, Columbus

  • White Collar Exemptions and Overtime Rules (1 hour)
Cindy Kidd, DVMreturning

Mt. Zion Animal Clinic & Boarding Inc., Jackson, Ohio

  • Duties and Oversight (1 hour) — With Kim Riker-Brown, DVM (Shoreland Animal Hospital, Toledo)
  • Opioid Abuse (1 hour) — with Cameron McNamee, MPP (State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy, Columbus)
Danielle Lambert

Snout School, Worcester, Mass.

  • Social Media Topics (3 hours)
  • Business Blogging (1 hour)
  • Branding Techniques (1 hour)
  • Online Advertising (1 hour)
Nina Mouledous, DVM

AVMA PLIT, Chicago

  • Practice Management Topics TBA (2 hours)
John Owens, J.D., M.A.

The Law Office of John Owens LLC, Gambrills, Md.

  • Legal Issues: Appropriate Apologies (1 hour)
  • Legal Issues: Romantic Relationships (1 hour)
  • Cyber Harrassment and Negative Online Reviews (1 hour)
  • Employment Agreements (1 hour)
  • Meditating Among Employees (1 hour)
  • Employee Records (1 hour)
Raymond Ramirez, DVMreturning

East Peoria, Ill.

  • Practice Ownership Secrets (3 hours)
  • Characteristics of the Best Staff Members (3 hours)
Melissa Simmerman, DVMreturning

Ohio Department of Agriculture, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

  • ODA Regulatory Update (1 hour)

Public Health

Dwight Bowman, M.S., Ph.D.superstarreturning

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, N.Y.

  • Lyme Disease in Ohio (1 hour)
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (1 hour)
  • Cat Scratch Disease (1 hour)
  • Toxocariasis (1 hour)
  • Giardia (1 hour)
Thomas Bridgeman, Ph.D.

Lake Erie Center, Oregon, Ohio

  • Harmful Algal Blooms (1 hour)
Walter Burghardt, Jr., DVM, PH.D., DACVB
Theresa Burns, DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DACVIMreturning
Holly Dabelko-Schoeny, MSW, Ph.D.
Holly Jedlicka, MSW, LISW-S
Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, Ph.D.returning
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy & Risks (2 hours)
Rich Ford, DVM, M.S., DACVIM, DACVPM (Hon)superstar

North Carolina State University, Raleigh

  • Rabies Awareness Challenge (1 hour)
Tony Forshey, DVMreturning

Ohio Department of Agriculture, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

  • USDA in Ohio Update (0.5 hours)
Richard Gary, Ph.D.returning

Ohio Department of Health, Columbus

  • Ohio Zoonotic Disease Program (0.5 hours)
Daniel Harpster, DVMreturning

USDA APHIS VS, Waynesfield, Ohio

  • Avian Influenza Outbreak (1.5 hours)
Craig Hicks, B.S.

USDA APHIS VS, Groveport, Ohio

  • Feral Swine in Ohio (0.5 hours)
Armando Hoet, DVM, PhD, DACVPMreturning

The Ohio State University, Columbus

  • S. aureus and MRSA Carriage In Veterinarians (0.5 hours)
Jeffrey Kim, B.S., MPH-VPH

The Ohio State University, Columbus

  • Antimicrobial Resistance (0.5 hours)
Thomas Malley, M.S., DVM
  • Veterinarians in the U.S. Air Force (0.5 hours)
Dixie Mollenkopf, M.S.returning

The Ohio State University, Columbus

  • MDR Pathogens in Veterinary Hospitals (0.5 hours)
Karnail Mudahar, DVM, MPHreturning

USDA FSIS, Lombard, Ill.

  • Food Safety Inspection (0.5 hours)
Jeanette O’Quin, DVM, MPHreturning

Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus

  • Canine Influenza (1 hour)
Lauren Seal, DVM

Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Canine Vector-Borne Diseases (1 hour)
Susan Skorupski, DVM, M.S.returning

USDA APHIS VS, Pickerington, Ohio

  • USDA and VS Programs (0.5 hours)
Amanda Smith, MPH-VPH

The Ohio State University, Columbus

  • Farm Dogs as Biological Vectors (0.5 hours)
Lilith Tatham, DVM, MPH

The Ohio State University, Columbus

  • Public Health Response to HPAI (0.5 hours)
Nicholas Wagner, DVMreturning

Ohio Department of Agriculture, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

  • Ohio Meat and Poultry Inspection (0.5 hours)
Yan Zhang, Ph.D.returning

Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

  • B. Canis Laboratory Testing Laws (1 hour)

Shelter Animal

Phil Bushby, DVM, M.S., DACVSsuperstar

Mississippi State University, Starkville

  • Spay/Neuter Topics (6 hours)
Rich Ford, DVM, M.S., DACVIM, DACVPM (Hon)

North Carolina State University, Raleigh

  • Shelter Vaccination Protocols (1 hour)
  • Managing Outbreaks (1 hour)
  • Vaccine Adverse Reactions (1 hour)
Brenda Griffin, DVM, M.S., DACVIMsuperstar

University of Florida, Gainesville

  • Feral vs. Frightened (1 hour)
  • Handling Unsocialized, Scared Animals (1 hour)
  • Enrichment For Dogs and Cats (1 hour)
  • Managing Diarrhea (1 hour)
Sharon Harvey, M.A.returning

Cleveland Animal Protective League

  • Open Adoptions (1 hour)
J. Jeffrey Holland, J.D.

Holland & Muriden, Sharon Center, Ohio

  • Anatomy of a Cruelty Case (1 hour)
  • History of Cruelty Laws (1 hours)
  • Key Animal Laws (1 hour)
  • Testifying in Humane Cases (1 hour)
  • Dogfighting Mock Trial (1 hour)
Rachel Touroo, DVMsuperstar

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Gainesville, Fla.

  • Humane Officer Training (3 hours)
  • Live Animal Exam (1 hour)
  • Forensic Necropsy (1 hour)
  • Large Animal Seizures (1 hour)
  • Dog Fighting (1 hour)
  • Dogfighting Mock Trial (1 hour)

Small Ruminants

Eric Gordon, DVMreturning

Ohio State University Large Animal Services, Marysville

  • Small Ruminant Field Surgery and Anesthetic (1 hour)
Paul Hunter, DVM

Minster Vet Service, Minster, Ohio

  • Disease Prevention Topic TBA (1 hour)
E. Keith Inskeep, M.S., Ph.D.

West Virginia University, Morgantown

  • Reproduction Topics TBA (2 hours)
Jeffrey Lakritz, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM, DACVCPreturning

The Ohio State Universtiy, Columbus

  • Resipiratory Diseases (1 hour)
Margaret Masterson, DVM, M.S.

Ohio State University Large Animal Services, Marysville

  • Skin Diseases (1 hour)
James Maynard, M.S.

Maynard Boer Goats, Columbus

  • Nutrition & Disease Prevention (1 hour)
Joseph Snyder, DVM
  • Small Ruminants Topic TBA (4 hours)
Kurt Waldvogel

Waldvogel Whitetails, London, Ohio

  • White Tail Farming (1 hour)

Staff Development

Amanda Donnelly, DVM, MBA superstarreturning

ALD Veterinary Consulting LLC, Plant City, Fla.

  • "Wow" Client Service (1 hour)
  • Communication Skills that Enhance Client Loyalty and Compliance (1 hour)
  • Converting Phone Calls to Appointments (1 hour)
  • Team Training to Improve Compliance (2 hours)
  • Setting Service Standards (1 hour)
SOLD! Karyn Gavzer, MBA, CVPMmost loved speakerreturning

KG Marketing & Training, Inc., Springboro, Ohio

  • Recovering from Common Veterinary Hospital Mistakes (1 hour)
  • Phone Mistakes (1 hour)
  • Talking to Clients About Money (1 hour)
  • Client Satisfation (2 hours)
  • Making Learning "Sticky" and Fun (1 hour)
Philip Seibert, Jr., CVTmost loved speakerreturning

Safety Vet, Calhoun, Tenn.

  • OSHA Topics TBA (6 hours)

Technicianfavorite track

Jessica Beamer, AAS, CVT, VTS-EVN
  • Chiropractic Care in the Equine (1 hour)
  • The Equine Patient (1 hour)
  • Equine Radiographs (1 hour)
Leigh Clayton, DVM, DABVP

National Aquarium, Baltimore

  • Technician Topics TBA (3 hours)
John Godbold, Jr., DVMreturning

Stonehaven Veterinary Consulting, Jackson, Tenn.

  • Laser Therapy (6 hours)
Marlene Hauck, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (Oncology)

Bear Creek Veterinary Services, Victor, Mont.

  • Technician Topics TBA (3 hours)
Liz Hughston, M.Ed., RVT, CVT, V.B. (SAIM, ECC)superstar
  • Common Household Toxins (3 hours)
  • EKG Basics (1 hour)
  • Kirby's Rule of 20 (1 hour)
  • Hospice & Palliative Care (1 hour)
Emily Korber, RVT, KPA, CTP
  • Fear-Free Veterinary Care (3 hours)
Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia and Surgery)superstar

Oakland Veterinary Services, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

  • Upper Airway Disease (1 hour)
  • Feline Anesthesia (1 hour)
  • Hypothermia (1 hour)
  • The Anesthetic Plan (1 hour)
  • Anesthesia Mistakes (1 hour)
  • ECG Inerpretation (1 hour)
Margi Sirois, Ed.D., M.S., CVT, RVT, LAT

Ashworth College, Norcross, Ga.

  • Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (1 hour)
  • Erythrocyte and Leukocyte Morphology (1 hour)
  • Examination of Urine Sediment (1 hour)
Andrea Steele, M.Sc., RVT, VTS(ECC)
  • Wound Management (1 hour)
  • Monitoring the Critical Patient (1 hour)
  • Pain Management (1 hour)
  • Oxygen as a Drug (1 hour)
  • Hemodynmic Tools and How to Use Them (1 hour)
  • Critical Care Techniques (1 hour)
Kelly Vearil, RVT, VTS

University of Cincinnati Veterinary Technology Program, Cincinnati

  • Dental Cleanings (1 hour)
  • The Role of the Dental Technician (1 hour)
  • Intraoral Radiographs (1 hour)

Hands-On Labs

Steve Budsberg, DVM, B.S., M.S., DACVS

University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

  • Topic TBA (3 hours)
Matthew Krecic, DVM, M.S., MBA, DACVIM
Jeanette O'Quin, DVM, MPHreturning
Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, Ph.D.returning
  • Hands-On Outbreak Investigation (2 hours)
Matthew Lemmons, DVM, DAVDC returning

MedVet Indianapolis, Carmel, Ind.

  • Pet Animal Dentistry (3 hours)
Margi Sirois, Ed.D., M.S., CVT, RVT, LAT

Ashworth College, Norcross, Ga.

  • Blood Typing and Cross Matching (3 hours)
Kelly Veril, RVT, VTS

University of Cincinnati Veterinary Technology Program, Cincinnati

  • Simplified Full-Mouth Series Radiographs (3 hours)