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VHCTAz To Hold First Veterinary Staff Conference

Thursday, August 9, 2018  
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The Veterinary Health Care of Team of Arizona (VHCTAz) is excited to announce its first-ever conference planned exclusively for all veterinary staff. The “Veterinary Staff Connection” is scheduled for Saturday, October 20th, at the Embassy Suites in Scottsdale. It is open to practice managers, technicians, assistants, client service representatives and kennel staff throughout Arizona and beyond. It is approved for six continuing education credits and is believed to be the first of its kind in the country.


The conference will feature specialized tracks in the morning and team-based programming in the afternoon as veterinary teams connect through exploring why good teams are vital to well-run hospitals. There will be a keynote address and sessions on professionalism, conflict resolution, phone skills, animal behavior, leadership, nutrition, CPR and more!


Presenters will include Hailey Adams, CVT, and Lisa Donimari, CVT, BS, M.Ed., Western Maricopa Educational Center; Amy Anderson, DVM, Elanco; Joanne Graham, CVPM, SHRM-CP, Companion Animal Practices, North America; Kirstie Jarrad, CPBA, CPDFA, CPEIA, Camala C. Bailey, CPA;  Jessie Nelson, AAS, CVT, VTS (Nutrition); Camea Peca, MSc, Arizona Trauma Institute; Kristi Smith, CVT, IACP, CDT, CDTA, PDTI, CSDT, CCAS, K-9 Games Training; Angela Thorp, CVT, VTS (ECC SAIM), and Courtney Waxman, CVT, VTS (ECC).


The conference will be a celebratory event featuring an exhibit hall, awards luncheon, team member certificate program graduation ceremony and games and prizes.


VHCTAz would like to than the following sponsors for supporting veterinary teams and helping to make this first of its kind meeting possible: Pet Health Pharmacy, Baseline Animal Rehabilitation Center, (BARC) Animal Referral & Emergency Center of Arizona; (ARECA), AZ PetVet Family of Animal Hospitals, Pet Animal Lovers Service (PALS), Midwest Veterinary Supply, Elanco, Lasting Paws Pet Memorial Service, Veterinary Anesthesia Systems, All Pets Great & Small Cremation Service, Nation Veterinary Associates and VCA Paradise Valley Emergency Animal Hospital.


For additional information and to register your team members for this unique event, visit the Veterinary Team Connection registration page.  

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