WVC schedules summer veterinary programs

Las Vegas will host veterinary technicians, practitioners and the Women's Veterinary Summit.

WVC schedules summer veterinary programs

WVC’s Oquendo Center will be extra busy this summer when it hosts separate events for veterinary technicians, new and returning veterinarians, and women.

The schedule kicks off in Las Vegas on June 25, when the fourth annual Veterinary Technician Symposium begins a three-day run with a focus on behavior, anesthesia and diagnostics. A second symposium, set for Aug. 6 to 8, will cover surgery, postoperative pain management and rehabilitation.

Leading the June continuing education will be Debbie Martin, LVT, VTS; Monique Feyrecilde, LVT, VTS; and Kimberly Spelts, CVT, VTS. The August instructors will be Rebecca Rose, AAS, CVT; Danielle Browning, LVMT, VTS; Stephen Cital, RVT, SRA, RLAT, VTS; Tasha McNerney, VT, CVPP, VTS; Melissa Conarton, LVT, CCRP, VTS, CVPP; and Kristen Hagler, RVT, CCRP, CVPP.

In mid-July, a new hands-on course will be held for recent veterinary school graduates and for veterinarians returning to practice after a leave of absence. Attendees at the July 16 to 18 program will receive additional training in the areas of emergency and critical care, communications and dentistry.

WVC developed this symposium to meet the needs of veterinarians who would like more practice in hands-on procedures and techniques and to build confidence for their day-to-day work with clients,” said WVC chief veterinary medical officer Anthony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR. “We are really excited about these speakers and topics as they meet the needs of the individual as much as they will benefit the overall practice and can provide immediate benefits to the participants and patients.”

The instructors will include Steven Marks, BVSc, MS, MRCVS, DACVIM; Megan Skeffington, DVM; and Paul Mitchell, DVM, DAVDC.

Days later, participants in the third annual Women’s Veterinary Summit will hear from keynote speakers Allison Massari and Siri Lindley and examine topics such as leadership, communications, wellness and success. The summit will take place July 22 and 23.

More information on the summer events is available at