2024 Spring Conference

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Delaware Technical Community College
Georgetown, Delaware

TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2024 • DELAWARE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE – GEORGETOWN, DE • 6 HOURS CE

Welcome

SAVE THE DATE!  Registration will open in February

Spring Conference is a one-day event offering something for everyone on the veterinary team with 3 concurrent educational tracks, a trade show featuring 35+ exhibitors, and the opportunity to learn and connect in Delaware.

Featured Speakers

David Twedt, DVM, DACVIM

Sponsored by Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences

Professor, Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Fort Collins, Colorado

Dr. David C. Twedt graduated from Iowa State University and entered an internship and medicine residency in gastroenterology at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Hw was then on the staff at the Animal Medical Center and was also a research associate at the Liver Research Center of Albert Einstein Medical School. Dr. Twedt is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University. Dr. Twedt is past President of the ACVIM and Comparative Gastroenterology Society and co-founder of the Veterinary Endoscopy Society. Publication and research interests include liver, pancreatic, gastrointestinal disease and endoscopy. He has also been the recipient of numerous awards including the Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award, WSAVA International Scientific Achievement Award, Pioneer in Endoscopy Award and ACVIM Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence. He is also the co-editor of 4 textbooks including Current Veterinary Therapy 14 and 15 editions.

Amanda Hadley, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)

Sponsored by Professional Arts Pharmacy

Surgical Director, North Penn Animal Hospital, Lansdale, Pennsylvania

Amanda has been in the veterinary field since she was 15 years old. She began her journey in the kennel, cleaning and assisting the technicians as needed. As the years went by, she was taught more and more about veterinary medicine and learned technical skills needed to assist the doctors in exam rooms, then eventually become an on-the-job trained technician. Amanda worked for many years and at a few different hospitals in the ICU performing treatments on patients, monitoring anesthesia and performing dental cleanings. During this time she discovered her love for dentistry. In 2010, she decided that I wanted to get a VTS in dentistry. In order to accomplish this goal, she first had to go to back to college for a degree in veterinary technology and pass the VTNE. In 2018, she was eligible to apply to begin the credentialing process to become a member of the AVDT. After the 2-year credentialing process which included working with specialists and completing case studies and case reports, she passed the exam and became a VTS in dentistry! Amanda has worked at her current practice, North Penn Animal Hospital, a 10-doctor general practice in Lansdale Pennsylvania, for the past 19 years. She has had many roles in the hospital over those years and her current role is Surgical Director as she manages the caseload for surgical and dentistry procedures and organizes a schedule to complete all procedures each day. Amanda’s main focus is dentistry and she enjoys working closely with the doctors to improve the oral health of all of their patients.

Sue McDonnell, PhD, CAAB

Head, Equine Behavior Program, University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center

Dr. Sue McDonnell’s graduate studies and entire career have been based at the Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center where she is Founding Head of the Havemeyer Equine Behavior Program. Her work includes clinical, research, and teaching activities in reproduction and behavior, with particular expertise in stallion reproductive physiology and behavior. She also assists medicine and sports medicine clinicians identify sources of discomfort and to evaluate whether behavior changes are the result of physical or psychological sources. Dr. McDonnell has authored two introductory level books on horse behavior, as well as a book and DVD entitled The Equid Ethogram: A practical field guide to horse behavior. She also co-edited of The Domestic Horse, The Origins, Development, and Managing of its Behaviour. She frequently contributes on various topics of horse behavior to the The Horse and other equine magazines. In 2011, AAEP honored Sue with their George Stubbs Award for contributions by non-veterinarians to veterinary medicine.

Julie Settlage, DVM, CCFP, CBC, MSc VetEd, DACVS-LA

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Equine Professional Services Veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Julie Settlage, DVM, DACVS-LA, MSC Vet Ed serves as an Equine Professional Services Veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. She received both her DVM and surgical residency training at VMCVM, first in Blacksburg, VA and subsequently in Leesburg, VA for her residency. She achieved ACVS board certification in 2005. Pursuing her drive to serve her profession, Dr. Settlage returned to her alma mater in 2009. At Virginia Tech, she became an award winning teacher and served as Section Chief of the Large Animal Medicine and Surgery Service and Attending Veterinarian for the University. Dr. Settlage transitioned to industry with Boehringer Ingelheim in 2020. Clinically, Dr. Settlage loves disasters and difficult cases. Professionally, Dr. Settlage thrives on figuring out how to help equine veterinarians thrive in their careers. Personally, Julie enjoys raising her 2 sons, riding her bike to nowhere (Peloton), and exploring new places.

Cade Torcivia, VMD, MsC, CAAB

Teaching & Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center

Dr. Cade Torcivia, VMD, MSc, CAAB, currently serves as the Teaching and Research Associate at University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Following graduation from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2017, they completed a Havemeyer fellowship in equine behavior research at New Bolton Center under the mentorship of Dr. Sue McDonnell. From 2018-2020, they completed a fellowship in laminitis research at New Bolton Center under the mentorship of Dr. Andrew van Eps. In 2021, they received CAAB certification from the Animal Behavior Society and in 2022 completed an MSc in animal welfare and behavior from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Conference Schedule

[ May 7 • 8:00 am – 4:30 pm ]

8:00– 9:00 am

Registration, Continental Breakfast & Visit Exhibits

Location TBD

9:00-10:15 am

Session 1

Location TBD

10:15-10:45 am

Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibits

Location TBD

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Session 2

Location TBD

12:00-1:00 pm

Lunch

Location TBD

1:00-1:30 pm

Visit Exhibits

Location TBD

1:30-2:45 pm

Session 3

Location TBD

2:45-3:15 pm

Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibits

Location TBD

3:15-4:30 pm

Session 4

Location TBD

Location

Conference Location
Carter Partnership Center
Delaware Technical Community College
21179 College Drive
Georgetown, DE 19947

Conference Hotels
Microtel Inn & Suites
22297 Dupont Hwy
Georgetown, DE  19947
(302) 396-9719
CLICK HERE for information

Tru by Hilton
301 College Park Ln
Georgetown, DE  19947
(302) 515-2100
CLICK HERE for information

Pricing & Discounts

Take advantage of the Early-Bird pricing below!
Prices increase after April 15

  • Veterinarians

  • $150/mo
    • DVMA Member Veterinarian – $150 / $175
    • Non-Member Veterinarian – $295 / $320
    • Includes:
      6 hours CE credit
      Admission to exhibit hall
      Continental breakfast, breaks & lunch
      Online lecture notes

  • Licensed Veterinary Technicians & Support Staff

  • $75/mo
    • DVMA Member LVTs & Support Staff – $75 / $100
    • Non-Member LVTs & Support Staff – $100 / $125
    • Includes:
      6 hours CE credit
      Admission to exhibit hall
      Continental breakfast, breaks & lunch
      Online lecture notes

  • Students

  • $25/mo
    • Veterinary Students – $25
    • Veterinary Technology Students – $25
    • Includes:
      6 hours CE credit
      Admission to exhibit hall
      Continental breakfast, breaks & lunch
      Online lecture notes

  • Lunch Only (No CE)

  • $50/mo
    • Lunch registration available to guests, award winners, and students

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