Your guide to Fetch dvm360 in San Diego technician sessions

December 12-15, 2019

“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 timeTrackLocationSpeaker(s)Session title
12/12/20196:00 PM6:50 PMEvening Session6BDr. Dawn BootheThe high points of cannabinoids
12/13/20198:00 AM8:50 AMKeynote Address6BDrs. Mary Gardner and Sue EttingerUnder pressure—surviving work life IMbalance
12/13/20199:00 AM9:50 AMLaser Therapy Sponsored Session14ADr. John Godbold, Jr.Laser therapy - Myth, magic, or science?
12/13/20199:00 AM9:50 AMTechnician Practice Management - Leadership10Oriana Scislowicz, BS, LVT, APHRNew kid on the block: Gaining respect and effectiveness as an entry-level leader
12/13/20199:00 AM9:50 AMTechnician Program9Kelly Lynn Cronin, MBA, PHR, RVT, VTS (ECC)Recognizing and responding to emergencies
12/13/201910:00 AM10:50 AMLaser Therapy Sponsored Session14ADr. John Godbold, Jr.The light way - Tips 'n techniques for laser therapists
12/13/201910:00 AM10:50 AMTechnician Practice Management - Leadership10Oriana Scislowicz, BS, LVT, APHRLeading from the middle: Non-positional leadership
12/13/201910:00 AM10:50 AMTechnician Program9Kelly Lynn Cronin, MBA, PHR, RVT, VTS (ECC)Foundations of emergency veterinary care for technician
12/13/201911:00 AM11:50 AMLaser Therapy Sponsored Session14ADr. John Godbold, Jr.Light protocols - Laser therapy applications
12/13/201911:00 AM11:50 AMTechnician Practice Management - Leadership10Oriana Scislowicz, BS, LVT, APHRHigh impact communication: Say what you mean quickly, effectively and harmlessly
12/13/201911:00 AM11:50 AMTechnician Program9Kelly Lynn Cronin, MBA, PHR, RVT, VTS (ECC)Take the bite out of snake bites
12/13/201912:00 PM1:30 PMSponsored Lunch & Learn11ABTroy Leonard7 Effective Digital Marketing Techniques
*Session open to all attendees, and box lunch provided. 1 hour CE credit.
12/13/20192:00 PM2:50 PMLaser Therapy Sponsored Session14ADr. John Godbold, Jr.Hands on the joules: Up close and personal with therapy lasers
12/13/20192:00 PM2:50 PMTechnician Dentistry9Benita Altier, LVT, VTS (Dentistry)The ABCs of dental radiology: Dental radiography demystified
12/13/20192:00 PM2:50 PMTechnician Practice Management - The Power of Words10Oriana Scislowicz, BS, LVT, APHRA guide to effective, fearless performance management
12/13/20193:00 PM3:50 PMTechnician Dentistry9Benita Altier, LVT, VTS (Dentistry)Rabbit and rodent dentistry: Is this really a thing?
12/13/20193:00 PM3:50 PMTechnician Practice Management - Leadership10Oriana Scislowicz, BS, LVT, APHRWho runs the world? Top issues faced by female leaders and how to overcome them
12/13/20195:40 PM6:30 PMEvening Session5ADr. Sarah WootenAwaken your lionheart of courage and tame the fear of failure
12/13/20195:40 PM6:30 PMEvening Session5BDr. Cheryl GreenacreProper medication use in backyard and companion poultry
12/14/20198:00 AM8:50 AMLaser Therapy Sponsored Session14ADr. Jeff DennyLaser therapy pointed my practice in the right direction
12/14/20198:00 AM8:50 AMTechnician Dentistry15ABenita Altier, LVT, VTS (Dentistry)Comfort and participatory ergonomics in dentistry
12/14/20198:00 AM8:50 AMTechnician Leadership7BKristina Guldbrand, CVT, BS, CSPPowerful leadership
12/14/20198:00 AM8:50 AMTechnicians Managing DVMs15BDr. Sarah Wooten and Tasha McNerney, CVT, CVPP, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)How to talk to doctors
12/14/20199:00 AM9:50 AMLaser Therapy Sponsored Session14ADr. Lisa MillerLaser therapy (photobiomodulation) updates
12/14/20199:00 AM9:50 AMTechnician Anesthesia15BTasha McNerney, CVT, CVPP, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)What you need to know about capnography
12/14/20199:00 AM9:50 AMTechnician Dentistry15ABenita Altier, LVT, VTS (Dentistry)Pediatric dentistry: What you need to know
12/14/20199:00 AM9:50 AMTechnician Wellbeing7BKristina Guldbrand, CVT, BS, CSPSetting boundaries in veterinary medicine
12/14/201910:00 AM10:50 AMLaser Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Sponsored Session14ADr. Jeff DennyTying it all together
12/14/201911:00 AM11:50 AMRegenerative Medicine Sponsored Session14ADr. Jeff DennyRegenerative medicine, from classroom to clinic
12/14/201911:00 AM11:50 PMTechnician Anesthesia15BTasha McNerney, CVT, CVPP, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)Intraoperative hypotension
12/14/201911:00 AM11:50 PMTechnician Dentistry15ABenita Altier, LVT, VTS (Dentistry)Tooth resorption on blast!
12/14/201911:00 AM11:50 AMTechnician Wellbeing7BKristina Guldbrand, CVT, BS, CSPBurnout and compassion fatigue—a guide to getting out
12/14/201912:00 PM1:30 PMSponsored Lunch and Learn11ABDr. Cory PennLeveraging Diagnostics to Grow Your Practice
*Box lunch provided. RACE application for 1 CE hour submitted; approval pending.

12/14/20192:00 PM2:50 PMTechnician Anesthesia15BTasha McNerney, CVT, CVPP, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)Anesthesia case studies
12/14/20192:00 PM2:50 PMTechnician Dentistry15ABenita Altier, LVT, VTS (Dentistry)Advanced dental procedures—what's possible?
12/14/20194:00 PM4:50 PMTechnician Career Development15BTasha McNerney, CVT, CVPP, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia) and Tosha Zimmerman, CVTAce the interview
12/14/20194:00 PM4:50 PMTechnician Dentistry15ABenita Altier, LVT, VTS (Dentistry)Cute faces, unhealthy smiles—let's fix that
12/14/20195:00 PM5:50 PMTechnician Career Development15BTasha McNerney, CVT, CVPP, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia); Heidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia, Surgery); Benita Altier, LVT, VTS (Dentistry); Lorelei D'Avolio, LVT, VTS (Exotics), CVPMPanel: So you want to be a VTS?
12/14/20196:00 PM6:50 PMTechnician Wellbeing5BDr. Katherine GoldbergWhat about us? Wellbeing in veterinary nursing
12/15/20198:00 AM8:50 AMTechnician Critical Care15ALiz Hughston, RVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)Not so cute: Acute anaphylaxis
12/15/20198:00 AM8:50 AMTechnician Exotic Animal Medicine14BLorelei D'Avolio, LVT, VTS (Exotics), CVPMHow technicians can improve profitability in the exotic pet practice
12/15/20198:00 AM8:50 AMTechnician Surgical Skills15BHeidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia, Surgery), FFCPThe role of the surgical scrub technician
12/15/20198:00 AM8:50 AMVeterinary Leadership4Dr. Betsy CharlesWho are you? Lessons from the greatest showman
12/15/20199:00 AM9:50 AMTechnician Critical Care15ALiz Hughston, RVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)Nursing care of the respiratory distress patient
12/15/20199:00 AM9:50 AMTechnician Exotic Animal Medicine14BLorelei D'Avolio, LVT, VTS (Exotics), CVPMSpaying and neutering reptiles: The technician's role
12/15/20199:00 AM9:50 AMTechnician Surgery15BHeidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia, Surgery), FFCPBeating the bugs: Sterilization is instrumental
12/15/20199:00 AM9:50 AMVeterinary Leadership4Dr. Betsy CharlesLife is hard and not fair, so how do I thrive?
12/15/201911:00 AM11:50 AMTechnician Exotic Animal Medicine14BLorelei D'Avolio, LVT, VTS (Exotics), CVPMSpaying and neutering birds: The technician's role
12/15/201911:00 AM11:50 AMTechnician Pharmacology15ALiz Hughston, RVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)Scooby's doobies: Cannabis in veterinary medicine
12/15/201911:00 AM11:50 AMTechnician Surgery15BHeidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia, Surgery), FFCPPerioperative surgical patient care: Honoring the bond
12/15/20192:00 PM2:50 PMTechnician Anesthesia15BHeidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia, Surgery), FFCPHypothermia—what's the hype?
12/15/20192:00 PM2:50 PMTechnician Exotic Animal Medicine14BLorelei D'Avolio, LVT, VTS (Exotics), CVPMSpaying and neutering small mammals: The technician's role
12/15/20192:00 PM2:50 PMTechnician Toxicology15ALiz Hughston, RVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)The solution to pollution: Top toxicity tips
12/15/20193:00 PM3:50 PMTechnician Exotic Animal Medicine14BLorelei D'Avolio, LVT, VTS (Exotics), CVPMGuinea pig and rabbit care for technicians
12/15/20193:00 PM3:50 PMTechnician Medicine15ALiz Hughston, RVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)If the gut works, use it! Indications and use of feeding tubes
12/15/20193:00 PM3:50 PMTechnician Pain Management15BHeidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia, Surgery), FFCPPain scoring for dummies
12/15/20194:00 PM4:50 PMTechnician Anesthesia15BHeidi Reuss-Lamky, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia, Surgery), FFCPAnesthesia mistakes awareness
12/15/20194:00 PM4:50 PMTechnician Exotic Animal Medicine14BLorelei D'Avolio, LVT, VTS (Exotics), CVPMRabbit and parrot emergencies: Common presentations
12/15/20194:00 PM4:50 PMTechnician Medicine15ALiz Hughston, RVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)Sugar high: Nursing the DKA patient