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Saturday, February 5

Dr. Sandra Taylor

Associate Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine
Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine


Equine Sunrise CE / Ditslear AB

  • Fever Of Unknown Origin In Horses

In 2001, Dr. Taylor earned her DVM degree at Washington State University (WSU), then completed an internship at an equine hospital in Tacoma, Wash.  After completing an equine internal medicine residency at the University of California, Davis, she received her board certification in 2006 and returned to WSU where she earned a PhD in immunology in 2010.

In December 2010, Dr. Taylor started her career at Purdue! As a faculty member in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, she’s split her time between clinical duties, teaching, and research.

Veterinary medicine is not the only thing Dr. Taylor is passionate about, she also enjoys riding her bicycle (including participation in a cross country relay) and spending time with her family, which includes her two Labradors.

Dr. Meredyth Jones

Large Animal Consulting & Education

Large Animal / Ditslear AB

  • Herd Health Concepts For Small Landholders

  • Coccidiosis In Ruminants

  • Appropriate Drug Use In Food Animals

  • Field Survival Guide

  • Turning the Individual Case Into Herd Health

  • Sustainable Parasite Control For Beef Cattle

Dr. Meredyth Jones comes by her love of veterinary education naturally: Her father was a veterinarian, and her mother was a teacher.  Meredyth’s lifelong goal was to become a veterinarian focused on food animal work and to teach at a veterinary school.  After veterinary school at Oklahoma State, she entered private practice in her family’s mixed animal clinic in Kentucky, where she cared for everything from ducks to cows.  She became board certified in Large Animal Internal Medicine with a food animal emphasis after returning to Oklahoma State for her residency and has gone on to teach at Kansas State, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State in Food Animal Medicine, Surgery and Field Services.

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Dr. Michael Lappin

Small Animal Medicine

Small Animal / Waters E
Sponsored by Elanco

  • Feline Infectious Disease Hot Topics

  • Canine and Feline Infectious Disease Hot Topics

  • Vector Borne Disease Update

Dr. Lappin is a Professor of Infectious Disease in the Department of Clinical Sciences.  His laboratory studies immune responses to vaccination against respiratory viruses in cats, as well as immune responses to feline vaccines. He also oversees a large diagnostic service for feline infectious agents, including Toxoplasma gondii, Bartonella, Ehrlichia and others. Current areas of investigation include mechanisms of transmission of Hemoplasma spp, therapies for rickettsial diseases, and companion animals as carriers of drug-resistant staphylococci.  Lappin is also Director of Shelter Medicine and investigates disease outbreaks and management in shelter settings.

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Dr. Andrew Claude

Small Animal Medicine

Small Animal / Waters E
Sponsored by Elanco

  • Let’s Talk About Pain Part 1, Physiology & Pathophysiology Of Pain In Our Veterinary Patients

  • Let’s Talk About Pain Part 2, Pain Management Options For The Veterinary General Practitioner

  • Patient Monitoring & Troubleshooting Complications During General Anesthesia

Dr. Andrew Claude received his DVM from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.  After practicing for thirteen years, he returned to Iowa State where he completed a residency in veterinary anesthesiology.  He became an assistant professor and service chief of veterinary anesthesiology at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Claude is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine and Section Chief of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University.  He is a diplomat in the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (DACVAA).

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Dr. Sarah Bell

CVCA Cardiologist

Small Animal Cardiology / Waters D
Sponsored by CVCA Cardiac Care for Pets

  • Systemic Hypertension & Blood Pressure Monitoring

  • Cardiac Emergencies

  • Syncope VS Seizure

  • Turn The Beat Around:  Arrhythmia

  • Congenital Cardiac Disease

  • Feline Cardiomyopathy

Dr. Bell graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, and completed a rotating internship at North Carolina State University the following year. She then moved to Pittsburgh to practice emergency medicine before deciding to pursue a residency in cardiology. Dr. Bell completed her residency at the University of Missouri and achieved Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology) in 2015.

Dr. Bell’s interests include management of congestive heart failure and diagnosis and interventional treatment of congenital heart disease. During her free time, she likes to cook and visit great restaurants, read, and travel with her husband. She also enjoys taking her 2 dogs on hikes and lounging with her 2 cats.

Sarah Dehn, RVT

RVT Nurse at Avian & Exotic Animal Clinic of Indianapolis

Veterinary Team / Stoney Creek AB

  • Troubleshooting The Poor Recovery

  • Vein Puncture of Exotic Companion Animals

  • Venous Access of Exotic Companion Animals

  • CPR Of Exotic Companion Animals

Sarah became a veterinary technician because she was interested in medicine and science but also wanted to help animals.  Her interest in exotic pets started  when she adopted a pair of rats.  She had never had a pet other than dogs, cats, or farm animals before. At first, she was afraid of them, but within a month  was absolutely in love with the species and has had a mischief ever since!  Her husband and her share home with many animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, snakes, and parrots.   Outside of work, she enjoys being out in nature, learning new things, spending time with her husband, and sleeping.

Dr. Quincy Hawley

Co-founder of Get MotiVeted


Renee Machel

Co-founder of Get MotiVeted


Communication & Negotiation For The Whole Team / Waters A

  • Veterinary Communication Simplified

  • How To Use Mindful Communication To Make Conversations Less Stressful

  • Becoming An Effective Negotiator:  An Empowered Approach To Successful Communication

  • Competent Communication:  The Hidden Burnout Factor No One Is Talking About

  • When Communication Goes Wrong! How To Handle Conflict & Drama In The Workplace

Dr. Quincy Hawley

After graduating from NC State’s College of Veterinary medicine in 2013, Dr. Quincy Hawley worked for Banfield Pet Hospital in Fayetteville, N.C. where he enjoyed working as an associate veterinarian for 5 years. At the beginning of 2018, Dr. Hawley resigned from his career as a practicing veterinarian and is now pursuing his life mission, which is to provide wellness solutions for the veterinary community.  Throughout his veterinary journey, Dr. Hawley gained a wide variety of experiences including food animal medicine, regulatory medicine through USDA-APHIS-VS and USDA-FSIS, veterinary research, pharmaceutical sales with Elanco Animal Health, and international exotic animal and volunteer veterinary experiences. This wide variety of exposure and experience has positioned him well for his current veterinary endeavors. Dr. Hawley is also passionate about improving diversity and inclusion in the profession.

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Renee Machel

Renee is a dynamic and compelling veterinary well-being speaker and educator! She knows how important mindfulness-based practices reduce stress to better serve your overall well-being, improve communication, lead inspired teams, and be present with those you care for.  Her love for veterinary medicine and devotion to growth and balanced living has been the foundation of her partnership with Dr. Hawley and their company Get MotiVETed.  The work is an honor to be a part of.  There is an art and a science to what she does for people and the industry.  More pets will be helped and approached in such a positive way that improves the quality of the experience for all involved, pet parents included.  One-on-one she coaches people to cultivating their wellness, navigate uncharted waters, and not only define, but achieve success on their terms.  Helping people to move from surviving life to THRIVING in life.  She blends worldly wisdom with modern knowledge backed by research for a practical and beautiful way of creating and living a fulfilling life, while being your best self.

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