Unparalleled evidence-based continuing education is our primary purpose — and so we work with the best and brightest minds in veterinary medicine.
The bonus for you: These folks are also innovators and thought-leaders who combine the information you need with ideas to inspire you to make changes in your life and practice.
… But hey, that’s what every conference says, right? How can you really be sure you’re getting the very best CE experience?
The answer lies in the level of information you’re able to take away. Research on adult learning concepts makes it clear that we learn best in spurts (not, in fact, in quiet, boring, one-hour-long sessions). That’s why we have introduced facilitated learning to the Fetch dvm360 conference experience. With this method, we guarantee you’ll remember more from each session.
Susan Cain is the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts. Quiet has been translated into 40 languages and is in its sixth year on the New York Times bestseller list. She’s also shared her research in pieces for the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications. Check out Cain’s record-smashing TED talk, “The Power of Introverts,” which has been viewed over 19 million times and was named by Bill Gates as one of his all-time favorite talks.
Mary Gardner, DVM
In addition to her role as cofounder and CTO of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, Dr. Mary Gardner is a small animal veterinarian, speaker, consultant, author and inventor. Dr. Gardner writes and speaks for professional and lay audiences on all aspects of end-of-life care, including veterinary hospice and euthanasia. On her personal bucket list? Be on “Dancing with the Stars.”
Dave Nicol, BVMS, Cert. Mgmt MRCVS
Dr. Nicol is a veterinarian, entrepreneur, writer and practice management consultant who helps veterinary practices, large and small, become more successful. By harnessing the power of leadership, marketing and people, he encourages veterinary practices around the world to grow. Fun fact: If he wasn’t a practice management guru, Dr. Nicol would be a jet fighter pilot.
Andy Roark, DVM, MS
Dr. Roark is an associate veterinarian, author and speaker. He practices at Cleveland Park Animal Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. He is also the founder and managing director of veterinary consulting firm Tall Oaks Enterprises. In his spare time, Dr. Roark hosts the hilariously helpful YouTube show, “Cone of Shame.”
Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, CVPP, VTS (anesthesia and analgesia) works at Rau Animal Hospital in Glenside, Pennsylvania, as an OR/Anesthesia technician. Her areas of interest include sighthound and brachycephalic anesthesia as well as pain management. She is currently working on obtaining her CVPP and can be seen lecturing on all topics related to anesthesia.
Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
Kenichiro Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), practices at Adobe Animal Hospital in California as an ICU and Blood Bank Manager. He is co-chair of the Veterinary Nurse Initiative and serves as a board member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians and the Veterinary Innovation Council.
At Fetch dvm360 conference, we want to provide you with knowledge, skills, tools and relationships that give you what you need—so you can give pets what they need. Enter facilitation.
Facilitated sessions dismiss the usual linear lecture format in which the speaker downloads facts and figures into the brains of a passive, silent audience. Instead, facilitated sessions capitalize on the knowledge, experience and real-world issues you bring to the session by adding another person to the front of the room (the facilitator) to lead various activities and act as a bridge between you and the speaker.
These sessions also recognize that your brain needs breaks to stay engaged (and awake!) over an hour-long session.
You won’t just walk out of Fetch dvm360 facilitated sessions knowing you learned something great. You’ll leave with an action plan to apply at least one of those things you learned. And that’s far more valuable than just checking off the next box.