2023 Oregon Veterinary Conference
Watch all sessions on demand through December 31, 2023.
New registrants will receive their event activation e-mail within 1-2 business days. Already registered but can't locate your attendee access e-mail? Contact us.
Speakers & Topics
Veterinarians can earn the OVMEB-required 1 CE hour each on the judicious use of antibiotics as well as analgesia and anesthetic methods.
Dr. Michael Barchilon — Internal Medicine
Dr. Claire Fellman — Internal Medicine
Dr. Gary Goldstein — Dentistry
Dr. Myles McKenna — Internal Medicine ~ Sponsored by Zoetis
Dr. Kristen Messenger — Pharmacology
Dr. Valerie Parker — Nutrition ~ Sponsored by Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets
Dr. Cory Penn — Internal Medicine ~ Sponsored by Zoetis
Dr. Jane Quandt — Anesthesia & Analgesia
Dr. Krystina Stadler — Radiology
Dr. Elizabeth Acutt — Imaging
Dr. Dennis Brooks — Ophthalmology
Dr. Aimee Colbath— Orthobiologics
Dr. Sarah Colmer — Neurology
Dr. Michelle Delco— Stem Cells
Dr. Pouya Dini — ART
Dr. Tamara Dobbie — Antibiotic Use
Dr. Ghislaine Dujovne — Reproduction
Dr. Catherine Renaudin— Reproduction/Ultrasound
- Dr. Jennifer Halleran — Small Ruminant
- Dr. Mark Kirkpatrick — Dairy ~ Sponsored by Zoetis
- Dr. Clare Scully — Internal Medicine
- Dr. Ryan Scholz — State Veterinarian Animal Health Update
Technicians & Assistants
- Yvonne Brandenburg RVT VTS — Internal Medicine
Heidi Reuss-Lamky LVT VTS — Internal Medicine
Donna Sisak LVT VTS — Anesthesia
Wellness & Well-Being
- Helen Beaman LCSW — Building Resiliency ~ Sponsored by the Animal Health Foundation of Oregon
It is no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted veterinary team members across the board. The challenge of providing veterinary services when there is a shortage of qualified veterinary staff has additionally added to anxiety, burnout and other health concerns in the profession. In Merck Animal Health’s third Well-Being Study, two-thirds of respondents who reported high levels of stress lack healthy stress management plans.
This year’s Oregon Veterinary Conference will feature a four-part workshop that will focus on developing strategies for coping and building resiliency among the veterinary team. Each module builds on the other. These sessions have previously been presented to the entire team at Grove Veterinary Hospital in Newport, Oregon.
Coping with COVID: How the Pandemic Changed Life and Work
This module begins with an overview of how the pandemic shaped changes in veterinary medicine. Next, we will cover the signs and symptoms of common mood disorders, and how to determine your personal level of risk. Lastly, we will look at the scope of mental health in this career field, address the necessity of suicide prevention, and identify options for a variety of supports and resources.
- Overview of COVID’s impact.
- Identifying depression and anxiety
- Know your risk
- Suicide prevention
- Mental health in veterinary medicine
- Resources and support
Coping Skills: Keeping Your Cup Full
This module starts with gaining an understanding of our responses to stress over time. Next, we will walk through several examples of practical coping strategies that will help you navigate your own responses to stress. This training concludes with a discussion on the basics of self-care.
- Understanding the stress response
- Sensory grounding
- Diaphragmatic breathing
- Guided imagery
- Progressive muscle relaxation
- Self-care basics
The Dynamic Brain
This module begins with an introduction of foundational concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Theory. We will then explore some of the most basic, but effective, tools to begin rewiring your brain so that over time you feel more mentally flexible.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy - feedback loops
- The power of language
- Challenging thoughts: Cognitive disputes
- ACT Model: Relationship issues
- Interrupt the spiral: Catastrophizing
Holding the Line
The final module opens with a conversation on boundaries, and why they are vital to maintaining our mental health. Next, we will outline several starting points to begin the integration of boundaries in any area of life. We close with important things to keep in mind for the maintenance of boundary-work.
- All the boundaries: Define and identify
- Why we care
- Getting started
- Holding the line
Helen Beaman is a licensed clinical social worker with Samaritan Health and is based on the Oregon coast. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences from Oregon State University and earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. Ms. Beaman is a cognitive behavioral therapist who employs a diverse range of lenses to gain insight into the nature of her clients’ concerns. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress management, and grief —and has experience working with individuals across the lifespan. Ms. Beaman’s presentations are sponsored by the Animal Health Foundation of Oregon.
What’s included in my registration?
Registrants have access to all 2023 OVC sessions and speaker proceedings via the OVC virtual platform. Access will be available until December 31, 2023.
Can I share my registration with my colleagues?
No, multiple individuals may not share a single registration. Your access information is unique to you. Furthermore, only valid registrants can claim CE verification for license renewal purposes. The OVC will not verify CE credit for anyone who is not registered. Registrants are not permitted to share their login information, record the sessions, or sell or give any event content to unregistered individuals or companies.
How do I register?
You can register by mailing or faxing in the registration form, or by registering online.
Can I register multiple people from our clinic/organization all at once?
You can register up to 10 people in one submission through our online registration form.
I need to pay by check. How do I register?
Registrants are able to pay by check by submitting the registration form by mail along with your payment.
Do I have to provide my e-mail address?
Yes. Not only is this your primary identifier to ensure that all your information is linked to you, but you will also use it to login to the OVC virtual platform. Please do not unsubscribe from or opt out of receiving emails from OVMA (OVC), as this will prevent you from receiving your login information.
Can I use OVC online sessions for CE credit?
Yes, if you are a licensed veterinarian or licensed technician in Oregon. The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board allows all CE to be obtained online. If you are a registrant from another state, you will need to check with your licensing board for the latest information on CE.
Are OVC sessions RACE approved?
No. The RACE application process would involve a review of all OVC sessions and cost several thousands of dollars for approval, which would have to be passed on to registrants. Therefore, the OVC did not file for RACE approval.
Will I be able to access proceedings from the OVC speakers?
Yes, provided we receive proceedings from the speaker. These materials will be available on the OVC virtual platform until December 31, 2023.
Are there any restrictions on what or how many sessions I can view?
Will I receive a CE certificate?
Registered attendees will receive a CE certificate. As is the case with in-person Oregon Veterinary Conference events, you will need to mark which sessions you attended on the form.
What devices can I use to access the virtual conference?
You can access the conference from a desktop or laptop with an internet connection and a Web browser. Chrome is the recommended browser. To watch on your mobile device, download the Webex events app, available for Android and iPhone.
Proceedings will be available to 2023 registrants via the virtual event platform.
Note: To access the notes from a specific conference, you will need the attendee login information from that event. Questions?