Itinerary – Spring Splash 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

7pm-9pm: How To Be Awesome!  Reaching your fullest potential by following your heart. (Kristen Cooley, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

Saturday, March 23, 2019

8:30am-9am: Light Breakfast (Sponsored by WVRC)

Track 1: (Sponsored by Vetoquinol)

9am-9:50am: Thinking Outside the Box (Amanda Eick, RVT, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior)

10am-10:50am: When Cats Aren’t Friends (Amanda Eick, RVT, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior)

11am-11:50am: It’s Tough Being Home Alone (Amanda Eick, RVT, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior)

12-12:50: Lunch & Learn: Managing Your Finances Before They Manage You (Kristen Cooley, BA, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Jennifer Dodge, MSA) (Sponsored by Vetoquinol)

1pm-1:50pm: What Technicians Need to Know About Behavior Drugs (Amanda Eick, RVT, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior)

2pm-2:50pm: Other Items in the Behavior Toolbox (Amanda Eick, RVT, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior)

3pm-3:50pm: Behavior Pushbacks and How to Reel Them In (Amanda Eick, RVT, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior)

Track 2 (Sponsored by Fox Valley Animal Referral Center)

9am-9:50am: Waiting to Inhale: Medical Cannabis for Veterinary Patients (Kristen Cooley, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

10am-10:50am: The Physiology of Pain (Kristen Cooley, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

11am-11:50am: Behind the 8 Ball: Catching Up With A Painful Patient (Kristen Cooley, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

12-12:50: Lunch & Learn: Managing Your Finances Before They Manage You (Kristen Cooley, BA, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia, Jennifer Dodge, MSA) (Sponsored by Vetoquinol)

1pm-1:50pm: An Animal A Day Keeps The Doctor Away (Nicole Albridge, CVT)

2pm-2:50pm: Recognizing Pain (Kristen Cooley, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

3pm-3:50pm: Treating Pain Doesn’t Need to be a Pain: Instituting Positive Change in Your Practice (Kristen Cooley, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

Featuring

Amanda Eick, RVT, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior)

Amanda is the Practice Manager and Senior Veterinary Behavior Nurse at The Behavior Clinic in Olmsted Falls, OH.  She is a graduate of the AAHA Distance Education Program for Veterinary Technicians and began her career in a small animal hospital in Ashland, Ohio.  IN the past 20 years Amanda has worked in small animal practice, taught in veterinary nursing programs, owned her own training business, become a Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner and then a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Behavior. Amanda is the current President of the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians.  Never one to rest on her laurels, she is currently working towards becoming a CVPM.  Her passions are traveling with her other half, gun dogs and floofy cats.

Kristen Cooley, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

Kristen Cooley is a Veterinary Technician Specialist in anesthesia and analgesia. She is an Instructional Specialist at the University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine where she has spent over decade studying anesthesia and pain management under some of the most brilliant minds. Kristen is the immediate Past President of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia, she is a board member of the International Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) and a part of the steering committee for the newly organized North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society (NAVAS). Kristen is a published editor, author and illustrator of anesthesia related text books as well as an internationally recognized and frequently sought after speaker and award winning instructor. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her 6 year old twins, a handful of dogs, cats, rodents and chickens and a 29 year old box turtle.

Nicole Albridge, CVT

Niki obtained her CVT license in 2012. Since then she has worked in many aspects of the veterinary profession, from the humane society, to mixed practice, to academia at UW Madison’s Anesthesia and Pain Management Dept, and now to Lead Technician and Practice Manager at WisCARES, a non profit extension of UW SVM working with underserved clients/patients and those experiencing homelessness. She has also traveled internationally to work with spay and neuter projects in South America. Niki is Fear Free Certified and Human Animal Bond Certified since 2017. When she is not working, she is home with her two amazing sons, her husband and three crazy dogs in their cozy country home.

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