Your guide to Fetch dvm360 in San Diego technician sessions

December 13-16, 2018

“We are excited to bring sessions led by renowned clinicians who truly appreciate technicians’ expertise, and by Veterinary Technician Specialists who understand the kind of education most needed and most requested.”
— Clinical Program Specialist Jennifer Vossman, RVT, CMP

Targeted to address the unique needs of technicians, Fetch dvm360 conference technician sessions provide innovative clinical and management information—with a focus on relevant, real-world knowledge that can be put into practice immediately.

Technician program sessions are open to all attendees (veterinarians and practice managers are welcomed!) and may qualify for continuing education credits toward Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) certification. Please check with each Academy for approval.

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DateStart TimeEnd TimeLocationTrackSpeakerSession Title
12/14/20188:00 AM8:15 AM6APre-keynote WelcomDr. Betsy CharlesFetching the most from your conference experience
12/14/20188:00 AM9:00 AM6AKeynote SessionSusan CainQuiet: How to harness the strengths of introverts to transform how we work, lead, and innovate
12/14/20189:15 AM10:15 AM8Fear Free℠ PracticeDr. Julie ReckFear Free℠ — Happy pets and people, healthier pets and profits
12/14/20189:15 AM10:15 AM3Technician AnesthesiaTasha McNerney, CVT, CVPP, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)Anesthesia: Choose your own adventure
12/14/20189:15 AM10:15 AM1BTechnician Critical CareKenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)Mythbusters: ECC nursing myths and truths
12/14/20189:15 AM10:15 AM1AVeterinary LeadershipDrs. Caitlin DeWilde, Kimberly Ann Therrien, and Sarah WootenNever have I ever -- have you? Tame conflict and fear, and let well-being run wild

  
12/14/20189:15 AM10:15 AM11AWellness (Yours!)Dr. Bree MontanaCompassion fatigue? I've heard there's a vaccine for that!
12/14/201811:00 AM12:00 PM3Technician AnesthesiaTasha McNerney, CVT, CVPP, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)Anesthesia without opioids
12/14/201811:00 AM12:00 PM1BTechnician Critical CareKenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)Why your parvo patient should be fed right away
12/14/201811:00 AM12:00 PM1AVeterinary LeadershipDrs. Caitlin DeWilde, Kimberly Ann Therrien, Jessica Wilson, and Sarah WootenBad ass academy! Lessons on confidence, self-promotion, and influence

  
12/14/201811:00 AM12:00 PM11AWellness (Yours!)Dr. Bree MontanaBuilding a healthy team: Techniques for managing and preventing compassion fatigue
12/14/201812:15 PM1:30 PM6ASponsored Technician Lunch and LearnJanet McConnellHeartworms EXPOSED: Revealing the reality and risks of heartworm disease

12/14/20181:30 PM2:30 PM1BTechnician Critical CareKenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) Shock has two faces: RBCs and anemia
12/14/20181:30 PM2:30 PM3Technician Practice ManagementOriana Scislowicz, BS, LVTPractice positive! Promoting a positive culture in your practice
12/14/20181:30 PM2:30 PM11AWellness (Yours!)Dr. Bree MontanaCompassion fatigue testing: Find your baseline to keep your career on course
12/14/20183:15 PM4:15 PM1BTechnician Critical CareKenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)Place that lifeline! Advanced vascular access
12/14/20183:15 PM4:15 PM3Technician Practice ManagementOriana Scislowicz, BS, LVTPowerful management: Understanding how to be a servant-leader
12/14/20183:15 PM4:15 PM11AWellness (Yours!)Dr. Bree MontanaCompassion fatigue prevention: The mental stuff to fireproof your career
12/14/20184:30 PM5:30 PM1BTechnician Critical CareKenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)Shock has two faces: The keys to perfusion
12/14/20184:30 PM5:30 PM3Technician Practice ManagementOriana Scislowicz, BS, LVTThe blueprint to building your dream team
12/14/20187:00 PM9:00 PM5BEvening SessionDrs. Dave Nicol and Andy RoarkManagement Happy Hour
12/15/20188:00 AM9:00 AM14AHot TopicStephen Cital, RVT, RLAT, SRA, VCCS, VTS-LAM (Research Anes.)An appropriate approach to medical cannabis

12/15/20188:00 AM9:00 AM10Hot TopicDr. Elizabeth StrandDo we have a mental health crisis? Results of the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study

12/15/20188:00 AM9:00 AM14BHot TopicDr. Missy SimpsonGold-mining clinical insights from the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study—3000+ dogs strong and six years along
12/15/20188:00 AM9:00 AM4Hot TopicKenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)Veterinary nurse vs. veterinary technician: The national credentialing debate
12/15/20188:00 AM9:00 AM5ATechnician AnesthesiaKatrina Lafferty, BFA, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)CRI usage for anesthesia and analgesia
12/15/20188:00 AM9:00 AM3Technician DentistryCandice Hoerner, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)Say ahhh! Oral examination and charting
12/15/20189:30 AM10:30 AM6EBehaviorDr. Lisa RadostaBehavioral treatments simplified: Essential guide for the veterinarian and technician
12/15/20189:30 AM10:30 AM14AHot TopicStephen Cital, RVT, RLAT, SRA, VCCS, VTS-LAM (Research Anes.)Cannabis: An innovative look into the future

12/15/20189:30 AM10:30 AM10Hot TopicDr. Elizabeth StrandLiving well (Part 1): The nitty-gritty of self-care

12/15/20189:30 AM10:30 AM4New Products and Innovative TechnologyBash Halow, LVT, CVPMWhat's the buzz? New tools and trends for 2019
12/15/20189:30 AM10:30 AM5ATechnician AnesthesiaKatrina Lafferty, BFA, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)A face only a mother could love: Anesthetic considerations for brachycephalic breeds
12/15/20189:30 AM10:30 AM3Technician DentistryCandice Hoerner, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)Queen LaTeetha's magic wand: A guide to hand instrumentation
12/15/201811:00 AM12:00 PM10Hot TopicDr. Elizabeth StrandLiving well (Part 2): Take ACT-ion for your health—Acceptance and commitment training for veterinary professionals

12/15/201811:00 AM12:00 PM5ATechnician AnesthesiaKatrina Lafferty, BFA, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)Receptor soup: Creating the right recipe for hypotensive patients
12/15/201811:00 AM12:00 PM3Technician DentistryCandice Hoerner, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)Dirty mouth? Clean it up! A complete periodontal cleaning
12/15/201811:00 AM12:00 PM14ATechnician Pain ManagementStephen Cital, RVT, RLAT, SRA, VCCS, VTS-LAM (Research Anes.)Complementing pharmaceutical approaches

12/15/201811:00 AM12:00 PM1BWhat's Keeping You Up at Night?Danielle Russ, LVT, BS, ASHow to get your worth
12/15/20181:30 PM2:30 PM5ATechnician AnesthesiaKatrina Lafferty, BFA, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)To Glasgow and beyond: Appreciating, adapting and applying pain score systems
12/15/20181:30 PM2:30 PM3Technician DentistryCandice Hoerner, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)Block that pain away: Pain management and nerve blocks
12/15/20181:30 PM2:30 PM14ATechnician Pain ManagementStephen Cital, RVT, RLAT, SRA, VCCS, VTS-LAM (Research Anes.)The first 72 hours: Taking control of postoperative pain management
12/15/20183:00 PM4:00 PM11BBuilding a Better YouDr. Hilal DoganTwenty lessons learned from the Veterinary Confessionals Project
12/15/20183:00 PM4:00 PM2Hot TopicDr. David HaworthModels for veterinary care in low-income communities

12/15/20183:00 PM4:00 PM5ATechnician AnesthesiaKatrina Lafferty, BFA, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)Breathe in, breathe out: The ins and outs of capnography
12/15/20183:00 PM4:00 PM3Technician DentistryCandice Hoerner, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)Save a tooth! Advanced periodontal treatments
12/15/20183:00 PM4:00 PM14ATechnician Pain ManagementStephen Cital, RVT, RLAT, SRA, VCCS, VTS-LAM (Research Anes.)Local and regional nerve blocks

12/15/20184:45 PM5:45 PM2Hot TopicRoger HastonThe future of animal welfare

12/15/20184:45 PM5:45 PM5ATechnician AnesthesiaKatrina Lafferty, BFA, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)Crash course: Anesthesia for rabbits, ferrets and rodents
12/15/20184:45 PM5:45 PM3Technician DentistryCandice Hoerner, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)X-ray vision for the superhero technician
12/15/20184:45 PM5:45 PM14ATechnician Pain ManagementStephen Cital, RVT, RLAT, SRA, VCCS, VTS-LAM (Research Anes.)Pain medications and how they work

12/15/20186:00 PM7:00 PM6BFetch Keynote at NightDrs. Mary Gardner and Andy RoarkThe road less travelled—finding your own path to happiness
12/16/20188:00 AM9:00 AM5BTechnician BehaviorMonique Feyrecilde, BA, LVT, VTS (Behavior)Brainwashing can be good! Desensitization and classical conditioning
12/16/20188:00 AM9:00 AM5ATechnician Internal MedicineDavid Liss, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), CVPM, PHREndocrine disease basics for veterinary technicians: Case-tastrophies
12/16/20189:30 AM10:30 AM5BTechnician BehaviorMonique Feyrecilde, BA, LVT, VTS (Behavior)No restraint? No problem! Cooperative veterinary care: Setting the stage
12/16/20189:30 AM10:30 AM5ATechnician Clinical PathologyDavid Liss, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), CVPM, PHRBasic blood smear analysis for veterinary technicians
12/16/201811:15 AM12:15 PM5BTechnician BehaviorMonique Feyrecilde, BA, LVT, VTS (Behavior)No restraint? No problem! Cooperative veterinary care: Consent and skill training
12/16/201811:15 AM12:15 PM5ATechnician Clinical PathologyDavid Liss, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), CVPM, PHRU-R-In-Luck! Urine analysis for veterinary technicians
12/16/20182:00 PM3:00 PM5BTechnician BehaviorMonique Feyrecilde, BA, LVT, VTS (Behavior)Pets eye view: Learning in the veterinary hospital
12/16/20182:00 PM3:00 PM5ATechnician Internal MedicineDavid Liss, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), CVPM, PHRIt's what's for dinner: Nutritional basics for hospitalized patients and nutrition's role in disease
12/16/20182:00 PM3:00 PM4What's Keeping You Up at Night?Dr. Betsy CharlesBuilding your team through positive relationships

12/16/20183:10 PM4:10 PM5BTechnician BehaviorMonique Feyrecilde, BA, LVT, VTS (Behavior)The human-animal bond: Preventing relinquishment and boosting revenue
12/16/20183:10 PM4:10 PM5ATechnician Critical CareDavid Liss, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), CVPM, PHRSepsis, SIRS, DIC, oh my! Critical care syndromes
12/16/20184:20 PM5:20 PM5BTechnician BehaviorMonique Feyrecilde, BA, LVT, VTS (Behavior)Enrichment! The secret to happy pets and owners
12/16/20184:20 PM5:20 PM5ATechnician Critical CareDavid Liss, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), CVPM, PHRCritical care nurse: Tales from the trenches