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Friday, February 4



Equine Sunrise CE / Ditslear AB

  • To Be Determined




Small Animal Sunrise CE / Waters E
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

  • To Be Determined


Dr. Temple Grandin

Animal Science Professor
Colorado State University

Large Animal / Ditslear AB

  • Understanding Animal Behavior

  • Improving Cattle Stockmanship

Dr. Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Facilities she has designed are located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries. In North America, almost half of the cattle are handled in a center track restrainer system that she designed for meat plants. Curved chute and race systems she has designed for cattle are used worldwide and her writings on the flight zone and other principles of grazing animal behavior have helped many people to reduce stress on their animals during handling.

Dr. Cathleen Mochal

Assistant Clinical Professor
Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Equine Medicine / Ditslear AB

  • A Simple Approach to Performing a Lameness Evaluation

  • Staying Sound:  Maintaining Performance In The Aging Performance Horse

  • Foot & Hoof Injuries:  A Review From Wounds To Fractures

  • Hoof Abscess:  An Old Problem Made Easy / Hoof Cast: How-to Session on Application and Use

  • General Surgery of the Equine Distal Limb

Dr. Mochal is a 2005 DVM graduate of Iowa State University. She completed an internship in Equine Surgery and Medicine in 2006 and her Large Animal Surgical Residency with a Master’s of Veterinary Science in 2010 at Mississippi State University. Dr. Mochal has been a member of the faculty since completion of her residency.


  • Master of Science (M.S.), Veterinary Medicine and Science, Mississippi State University, 2011
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.), Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Animal Science, Iowa State University, 2001

Research interests:

Regenerative Medicine; Osteoarthritis; Orthopedics

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Dr. Kristin Shaw

Animal Surgical & Orthopedic Center

Small Animal Pain Management / Waters E
Sponsored by Zoetis

  • Widening The Lens:  A Broader Understanding of OA-associated Pain

  • Stop Being Afraid of The Ortho Exam!

  • Comprehensive Care for Canine OA Part 1:  Treating Pain & Lifestyle Modifications

  • Comprehensive Care for Canine OA Part 2:  Nutrition, Supplements & Rehabilitation

  • What about cats?  Acute & Chronic Pain Management for Feline Patients

  •  Peri-operative Pain Management Starts At Home:  How to Reduce Surgical Pain In Dogs & Cats

Dr. Kristin Kirkby Shaw is an accomplished and highly skilled double board-certified veterinary surgeon who has done extensive research in soft tissue surgery and rehabilitation. She has published numerous journal articles and textbook chapters, received several awards and has spoken at national and international conferences.

Dr. Shaw received her DVM from the University of Florida in 2003, before completing a one-year small animal internship in Colorado. She returned to the University of Florida for a four-year small animal surgical residency and to pursue her master’s degree, conducting research on ischemic kidney injury and kidney transplants.

In 2008, Dr. Shaw became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She spent an additional two years at the University of Florida as a faculty member in the Soft Tissue Surgery department while conducting her PhD research on methods of decreasing post-surgical complications of gastrointestinal surgery.

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Dr. Georgina Newbold

Assistant Professor – Clinical
Ophthalmology The Ohio Sate University College of Veterinary Medicine


Small Animal Ophthalmology / Waters D

  • The Eye Is The Window:  Ocular Manifestations Of Systemic Disease

  • The Red Eye:  Conjunctival Disease Or Something Else?

  • Feline Ophthalmology: Cats Are Not Small Dogs

  • Recognizing & Managing Complicated Canine Corneal Disease

  • Common Ocular Insights:  Common Eye Problems In A Variety of Exotic Species

Dr. Newbold is a clinical faculty member at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her DVM from the University of California, Davis, in 2014 and completed her comparative ophthalmology residency training at the University of Tennessee in 2018. Dr. Newbold’s areas of interest are cataracts, surgery of the lens, corneal disease, and feline ophthalmology.

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Crystal Schaeffer RVT

Surgical Team & Director of Technician Development
Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Care South

Veterinary Team / Stoney Creek AB

  • Nurturing Through Empowerment:  Creating A Development Program That Empowers

  • It’s Hard To See You Leave:  Nursing Recruitment, Retention & Utilization

Crystal has been a part of the Noah’s family since December of 2002.   Her passion for animal advocacy and owner education is a part of why she loves her job.  She has a special interest in  anesthesia, teaching and mentoring.

​When not at work, Crystal’s family includes her husband, Mike, her sons Tristan and Ethan, and a daughter, Harper.  Her four legged family members include 5 cats:  Soma, Tripp, Hope, Zombie and  Esther; one dog: Breaker, a Texas Heeler; and a Triton Cockatoo named Lilly.

Josh Vaisman CCFP, MAPPCP

Co-founder & Lead Consultant Flourish Veterinary Consulting

Wellness / Waters A
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

  • The 4 P’s of Positive Leadership – Part 1

  • The 4 P’s of Positive Leadership – Part 2

  • Rock star Resilience Part 1

  • Rock star Resilience Part 2

  • Safe To Soar:  The Secret Sauce Of Highly Effective Teams

Running a veterinary hospital is friggin’ hard work, and Josh understands the struggle first-hand. He has been a proud member of the veterinary community since 1995. In 2009, he took the leap into practice management and ownership, and continued in those roles in two small-animal hospitals until 2018.

A lifetime optimist and overall “happy guy,” Josh was shocked to find himself feeling spent, alone, and crying over breakfast while his surprised wife looked on with disbelief. Recognizing he had burnt himself out, he made the difficult decision to step away and recapture his authentic self.

Since then he’s dedicated his professional trajectory to elevating veterinary
staff and teams so they can authentically flourish in their work. 
To that end he’s obtained certificates in areas such as Positive Psychology, Workplace Culture, and Building Effective Teams and is pursuing a Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology. He co-founded
Flourish Veterinary Consulting LLC to bring the knowledge he’s obtained to life.

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