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Date: 10/13/2018

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO

Topic:Well-being for Veterinary Technicians in the Hospital and Beyond: The Whats, Whys, and Hows

Speaker:Josh Vaisman, Co-Founder Flourish Veterinary Consulting

In addition to co-founding Flourish Veterinary Consulting, Josh has over 20 years’ experience in the veterinary industry.  Josh has filled hospital roles such as technician, client care representative, and hospital administrator as well as owned two small animal practices.  Through his work at Flourish, Josh provides leadership, culture development, and well-being consulting and coaching to veterinary professionals and organizations.  Certified in the Foundations of Positive Psychology, Culture-Driven Team Building, and Developing Effective Teams, Josh is currently pursuing a masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology.

CE Credits: 6 Supportive CE Credits

Attendees: 60 (Sold Out)

Date: April 20-22, 2018

Location: Loveland, CO

Event Program: CACVT 2018 Spring Conference Program

Sponsors: CACVT 2018 Spring Conference Sponsors

CE Credits: 16 CE Credits available

Attendees: 625

Date: January 27, 2018

Location: Denver, CO

Topic: Renal Function & Disease, Bad Adrenals: Hypo and Hyperadrenocorticism, Liver Physiology and Disease, Diabetic Emergencies

Speaker: Amy Newfield, CVT, VTS (ECC)

Amy is currently employed with BluePearl Veterinary Partners as the National Veterinary Technician Training Manager. In 2003 she became boarded as a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care. She currently sits on the Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians board as the President. Amy is well published in over 15 subjects, is an international speaker, has received numerous awards and highly involved in her community. Amy was awarded the Speaker of the Year at the 2014 NAVC Conference as well as the 2015 Western Veterinary Conference Speaker of the Year. She lives in Massachusetts with her wonderful furry kids.

CE Credits: 4 hours of Technical CE

Attendees: 160

Date: December 10, 2017

Location: Denver, CO

Topic: Compassion Fatigue Recovery Program with an optional hour of Gentle NeuroSculpting Yoga

As caregivers we are all too familiar with the often overwhelming symptoms of compassion fatigue. With this program, CACVT aims to take participants beyond awareness of signs and symptoms, to a deeper understanding of the physiological effects that exposure to daily stress and secondary trauma have on the body and the brain, and to offer body-centered tools that you can put to use today to begin to heal the nervous system and return to your vibrant self.

Speaker: Michelle Lee Weldon LPC, E-RYT, CNSF

Michelle Lee Weldon LPC, E-RYT, CNSF is a Body Centered Psychotherapist, a Yoga Teacher Trainer and a Certified Neurosculpting® Fellow. She is the Director of Neurosculpting® Yoga through the Neurosculpting® Institute and founder of Vibrant Medicine. She specializes in integrating yoga psychology, neuroscience and meditation to help clients embody vitality and re-pattern their brains and bodies to re-focus their attention towards healing to become highest evolution of their selves. Michelle is based in Denver, CO but travels nationally and internationally to participate in conferences and group trainings. Michelle also offers individual in-person or web based coaching sessions.

CE Credits: Up to 3 Non-Technical/Supportive CE Credits

Attendees:
Morning Session: 20 (Sold Out)
Afternoon Session: 17

Date: November 5, 2016

Location: Denver, CO

Program: CACVT, the largest state veterinary technician association in the nation, was proud to host a  full day of networking and education to assist the next generation of veterinary technology professionals as they transition out of the educational setting and into the workforce. Various speakers presented on student specific Professional Development & Career Navigation topics.

Topics:

  • Introduction to CACVT and Credentialing with Juliebeth Pelletier, CVT, CACVT Executive Director
  • Land the Job You Want, Get Paid, and Stay Motivated! with Brad Patton, CEO Veterinary System Services
  • Navigating a Caregiving Profession with Erin Henninger, CVT, VTS-ECC
  • Managing Your Professional Persona with Garnetta Santiago, MA, LVT
  • Career panel discussion with seasoned Certified Veterinary Technicians from various sectors of the profession exploring how they have advanced their careers in unique and unexpected ways!

Sponsor:

hills100

Attendees: 60

Date: 10/14/2017

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO

Topic: Anesthesia

  • Anesthesia Countdown: Preanesthesia
  • Anesthesia Launch: Induction
  • Anesthesia Flight and Landing: Maintenance and Recovery
  • Acute Pain Management: It’s Not Just Because We’re Nice People
  • And the Beat Goes On: Perianesthetic ECG Management
  • Don’t Get Hypertensive Over Low Blood Pressure
  • Gasp! Ventilation and Oxygenation in Anesthetized Patients

Speaker: Kim Spelts, BS, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia and Analgesia)

Kim achieved Veterinary Technician Specialist (Anesthesia/Analgesia) status in 2004. She has lectured at many local and national conferences to veterinary professionals to further their knowledge of anesthesia and analgesia. She was named the WVC Veterinary Technician Continuing Educator of the Year in 2011.  She also co-authored the AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines for Dogs and Cats and is a contributing author to Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians and Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses. She started her own business, PEAK Veterinary Anesthesia Services, in 2013.  She strives to advance anesthesia knowledge and standards of care through advanced training and case management.  Kim is currently the President of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia.

CE Credits: 6 Technical CE Credits

Attendees: 60 (Sold Out)

Date: April 21-23, 2017

Location: Greenwood Village, CO

Event Program: CACVT 2017 Spring Conference Program

Sponsors: CACVT 2017 Spring Conference Sponsors

CE Credits: 17 CE Credits available

Attendees: 445

Date: January 28, 2017

Location: Denver, CO

Topic: Don’t Be Traumatized by Trauma, Caring for the Acute Kidney Injury Patient,  Caring for the Critical Post-Operative Patient, Anaphylaxis: How, Why and What to Do

Speaker: Megan Brashear, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)

Megan Brashear, BS, CVT, VTS (ECC) graduated from Brigham Young University in 2000 with a BS in Animal Science with an emphasis in Veterinary Technology. She worked during tech school as a veterinary assistant in general practice and made the jump to emergency and critical care in 2000. Megan earned her CVT in Oregon in 2000, and in 2004 became a VTS (ECC). Megan is the Specialty Technician Trainer at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists in Clackamas, Oregon where she works on the clinical floor with technicians and medical staff providing in-the-moment training and teaching the whys of ECC nursing.

Sponsor:  zoetis

CE Credits: 4 hours of Technical CE

Attendees: 135

Date: December 4, 2016

Location: Denver, CO

Topic: Compassion Fatigue Recovery Program with an optional hour of Gentle NeuroSculpting Yoga

As caregivers we are all too familiar with the often overwhelming symptoms of compassion fatigue. With this program, CACVT aims to take participants beyond awareness of signs and symptoms, to a deeper understanding of the physiological effects that exposure to daily stress and secondary trauma have on the body and the brain, and to offer body-centered tools that you can put to use today to begin to heal the nervous system and return to your vibrant self.

Speaker: Michelle Lee Weldon LPC, E-RYT, CNSF

Michelle Lee Weldon LPC, E-RYT, CNSF is a Body Centered Psychotherapist, a Yoga Teacher Trainer and a Certified Neurosculpting® Fellow. She is the Director of Neurosculpting® Yoga through the Neurosculpting® Institute and founder of Vibrant Medicine. She specializes in integrating yoga psychology, neuroscience and meditation to help clients embody vitality and re-pattern their brains and bodies to re-focus their attention towards healing to become highest evolution of their selves. Michelle is based in Denver, CO but travels nationally and internationally to participate in conferences and group trainings. Michelle also offers individual in-person or web based coaching sessions.

CE Credits: Up to 3 Non-Technical/Supportive CE Credits

Attendees: 20 (Sold Out)

Date: November 5, 2016

Location: Denver, CO

Program: CACVT, the largest state veterinary technician association in the nation, was proud to host a  full day of networking and education to assist the next generation of veterinary technology professionals as they transition out of the educational setting and into the workforce. Various speakers presented on student specific Professional Development & Career Navigation topics.

Topics:

  • Introduction to CACVT and Credentialing with Juliebeth Pelletier, CVT, CACVT Executive Director
  • Land the Job You Want, Get Paid, and Stay Motivated! with Brad Patton, CEO Veterinary System Services
  • Navigating a Caregiving Profession with Erin Henninger, CVT, VTS-ECC
  • Managing Your Professional Persona with Garnetta Santiago, MA, LVT
  • Career panel discussion with seasoned Certified Veterinary Technicians from various sectors of the profession exploring how they have advanced their careers in unique and unexpected ways!

Sponsor:

hills100

Attendees: 125

Date: 10/22/2016

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO

Topic: Behavior

  • Great Communicators: Explore and Identify Canine and Feline Body Language and Signals; Covers Bite/Injury Prevention Strategies
  • A Healing Touch: Compassionate Animal Handling
  • Why Does He Do That?! Helping Families Understand Anxiety in Pets
  • Brainwashing Can Be Good: Desensitization and Counterconditioning Done Right
  • Cooperative Veterinary Care: Minimize Restraint, Maximize Patient Comfort, and Bond Clients to your Practice for a Lifetime

Speaker: Monique Feyrecilde, BA, LVT, VTS (Behavior)

Monique is a veterinary technician specialist in behavior, holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and has 18 years of experience working in private practice. She also owns a consulting business called Teaching Animals, and is President of the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians. With a special interest in education, training, and motivation, she has become an experienced educator for veterinary professionals, providing continuing education in behavioral husbandry, patient-centered veterinary visits, stewardship of the human-animal bond, and in-clinic team education.

Monique has presented at North American Veterinary Conference, Western Veterinary Conference, American Veterinary Medical Association Conference, Washington State VMA Conference, Pacific Veterinary Conference, Atlantic States Veterinary Conference, Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians Conference, and presents the Behavior Advocate Program all over the United States.

In her free time, Monique enjoys spending time with her husband and competing with her dogs at the national level in agility and sheepdog trials.

Sponsor: zoetis

CE Credits: 6 Technical CE Credits

Attendees: 60 (Sold Out)

Date: April 19 – May 1, 2016

Location: Greenwood Village, CO

Event Program: CACVT 2016 Program

CE Credits: 17 CE Credits available

Attendees: 545 (Sold Out)

Date: January 30, 2016

Location: Denver, CO

Topic: Update on Sedation, Analgesia and Anesthesia; Anesthetic Risk Management; Perioperative Thermoregulation and Heat Balance

Speaker: Dr. Kurt A. Grimm, DVM, MS, PhD

Kurt A. Grimm, DVM, MS, PhD, is a former assistant professor of anesthesiology and pain management at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. He owns Veterinary Specialist Services which provides anesthesia specialist support to private practices in the Denver Metro area.

Dr. Grimm earned his DVM from Iowa State University in 1995 and later his MS and PhD from the University of Illinois. He is double boarded in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Grimm is co-editor of several texts including Pain Management Made Simple, Essentials of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia 2nd Edition, and is lead editor on the new Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, the 5th edition of Lumb and Jones, which was published in 2015.

Sponsor:  zoetis

CE Credits: 4 hours of Technical CE

Attendees: 280

Date: 10/10/2015

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO

Topic: Mastering the Top 5 Veterinary Emergencies, ECG Interpretation, and CPR

Speaker: Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC)

Megan Brashear is the Education Manager at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Megan is focused on providing education and hands-on training opportunities to both DoveLewis hospital employees and veterinary technicians worldwide through in-the-moment training on the hospital floor, in-person lectures, and training videos available at www.atdove.org. She has been with DoveLewis since 1999 as an ER and ICU technician including 8 years as the technician manager. Her specific interests include technician training and advocacy, critical anesthesia, emergency trauma management, and helping technicians learn to think critically.

Megan graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with an emphasis in Veterinary Technology. She became a CVT in Oregon in 2000 and achieved her VTS in Emergency and Critical Care in 2004. Megan was awarded best Technician Case Report at both IVECCS in 2005 and NAVC in 2014 and was named the PetPlan 2014 Veterinary Technician of the Year.

Sponsor: zoetis

CE Credits: 6 Technical CE Credits

Attendees: 60 (Sold Out)

Date: April 24 – 26, 2015

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Event Program: Multiple Tracks, Speakers, Topics

CE Credits: 16 CE Credits available

Attendees: 450

Date: January 24, 2015

Location: Golden, CO

Topic: A-Z Dentistry

Speaker: Dr. Clarence Sitzman, DVM, DAVDC

Sponsor:  zoetis

CE Credits: 4 hours of Technical CE

Attendees: 165

Date: May 2-4, 2014

Location: Fort Collins, CO

Event Program: Mulriple Tracks, Speakers, Topics

CE Credits: 14 CE Credits available

Attendees: 475 (Sold Out)

Date: 10/25/14

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO

Topic: Anesthesia Monitoring & Troubleshooting with Updates on Sedation, Analgesia, and Anesthesia

Speaker: Kurt A. Grimm, DVM, MS, PhD

Kurt A. Grimm, DVM, MS, PhD, is a former assistant professor of anesthesiology and pain management at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. He owns Veterinary Specialist Services which provides anesthesia specialist support to private practices in the Denver Metro area.   Dr. Grimm earned his DVM from Iowa State University in 1995 and later his MS and PhD from the University of Illinois. He is double boarded in Veterinary Anesthesia-Analgesia and Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Grimm is co-editor of several texts including Pain Management Made Simple, Lumb and Jones’ Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, 4th Edition, Essentials of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia 2nd Edition, and is lead editor on the upcoming Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, the 5th edition of Lumb and Jones due out in early 2015.

Sponsor: zoetis

CE Credits: 6 Technical CE Credits

Attendees: 70 (Sold Out)