They’re back! NAVC’s 2015 Speakers of the Year, that is.
Returning in 2016 are five veterinarian presenters who conference attendees last year voted the best of the best. They will join more than 300 other lecturers who collectively will deliver over 1,200 credit hours of continuing education on topics ranging from surgery, gastroenterology and dentistry to veterinary forensics, practice management and hospital design.
The reigning NAVC Speakers of the Year and their 2016 schedules are:
- Equine Speaker of the Year: Chris Sanchez, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVIM, associate professor at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She has five classes set for Monday, Jan. 18: “Top 10 Equine Medicine Papers of 2015,” “Pain Management in Horses—Anything New?” and three “Equine Pain Management” case studies.
- Exotics Speaker of the Year: Doug Mader, DVM, MS, Dipl. ABVP, of Marathon Veterinary Hospital in Marathon, Fla. He will present classes on Sunday, Jan. 17 (“Evaluating the Urinary System in Reptiles”) and Wednesday, Jan. 20 (“Reptilian Reproductive Disorders,” “Greatest Hits—Most Memorable Cases Over the Last 30 Years” and “22 Years of Saving the Sea Turtle)”.
- Food Animal Speaker of the Year: Arlen Wilbers, DVM, of Quakertown Veterinary Clinic in Quakertown, Pa. He will address “Making Pigs Part of Your Practice” on Sunday, Jan. 17 and “Crisis Intervention in Pet Pigs” on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
- Practice Management Speaker of the Year and Veterinary Technician Speaker of the Year: Marty Becker, DVM, of North Idaho Animal Hospital in Sandpoint, Idaho. The double honoree will discuss “Fear Free Practice—With It You’ll Thrive” and “Latest Update on Fear Free Hospital Design” on Saturday, Jan. 16. He will return Monday, Jan. 18 for sessions on “Apples and Oranges—Significant Differences Between Practices That Are Fearful or Fear Free” and “The Top 10 Ways to Get Started With Fear Free Veterinary Visits.”
- Animal Speaker of the Year: VETgirl founder Justine Lee, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC, Dipl. ABT. She will present five classes. They are: “Emergency Management of Hypoadrenocorticism” on Sunday, Jan. 17, “The Human-Animal Bond” and “Parvovirus Pediatric Critical Care” on Monday, Jan. 18 and “Sedating the Poisoned Pet” and “Sedating the Dying Blocked Cat” on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Dr. Lee also will participate in a panel discussion, “Specialists’ Viewpoints on the Human-Animal Bond” on Monday.
The complete list of speakers and sessions is available on the NAVC Conference 2016 Mobile App, available through the App Store and on Google Play.