Spring Conference

Primary Care Veterinary Educators Symposium


Note: Agenda is subject to change

Thursday, September 12, 2019


Preconference Excursion #1:

Half Day Jetboat Tour |Snake River Adventures – From Lewiston, Idaho.  To learn more about this adventure and book your reservation, visit https://snakeriveradventures.com/12-day-jetboat-tour/ .  Group rate is $113.30 per person if 20 or more guest sign up, otherwise it will cost $128.75 per person.  Let them know you are with the “PCVE Group”.  Transportation will be provided to and from the Jet Boat Tour.  Pickup and drop-off will be at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel.


Preconference Excursion #2:

Hike at Kamiak Butte County Park - recognized as a National Natural Landmark. The park has over five miles of forested hiking trails.  The 3.5 mile Pine Ridge Trail is part of the National Trails System!  Reaching an elevation of 3,641 feet (second highest point in Whitman County), the park offers visitors a panoramic view of the Palouse region.  Keep your eyes open as the park plays host to over 150 bird, mammal and vegetation species.  Transportation will be provided to and from the hike. Pickup and drop-off will be at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel.

6:00pm - 8:00pmReception (Marriott Courtyard Hotel) 
6:00pm - 7:00pmRegistration Table (Marriott Courtyard Hotel) 



Friday, September 13, 2019

Conference at Marriott Courtyard Hotel

7:30am-8:30amBreakfast (Marriott Courtyard Hotel)
7:30am-8:30amRegistration (Marriott Courtyard Hotel)
8:30am-8:45amWelcomes (PCVE - Raelynn, WSU CVM Dean, AAVMC, BI, etc)
Eleanor Green, Dean Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences

Coffee Break


Primary Care Program Presentations

  • Massey University, School of Veterinary Science
  • University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
11:15am-12:00pmPoster Presentations on Pedagogical Innovation and Research
During this session Primary Care Veterinary Educators will briefly introduce their prepared posters highlighting innovative approaches to teaching or pedagogical research in the area of primary care veterinary education. 
12:00pm-1:00pmLunch (Poster viewing with authors)

Clinical Teaching Tools Carousel (Industry Partners)

  • A toolbox to help student veterinarians learn to diagnose and manage feline hypertension (Boehringer Ingelheim)
  • Digital tools to prepare students to master nutritional competencies with success (Hill's)
  • Index of dental radiology in the dog and cat: Using images to help students educate clients (IDEXX)
  • Veterinary Preventive Healthcare Curriculum Utilization - The PCVE and PHP have been working for several years on a modular preventive healthcare curriculum that can be utilized in all of our curriculum's.  However, how it best fits into individual academic Primary Care practices may look different at each school.  This carousel will focus on what these modules offer and how to start utilizing them (PCVE-Partners for Healthy Pets)
3:00pm-3:15pmCoffee Break

Generational Differences in Learning Preferences

Bethany Colaprete, Counselor/ Clinical Assistant Professor WSU CVM
Jessica Fales, Assistant Professor Department of Psychology WSU Vancouver

Studies are showing that millennials & generation Z have increased rates of anxiety. There are multiple factors for why this exists & we will talk extensively about societal rates as a whole and how that applies to the veterinary community. We will highlight the CVM Counseling and Wellness Statistics and offer insights into why it matters to you. Additionally, through discussion, we will explore millennial anxiety and generational differences and how to improve engagement in classrooms, clinics, and industry. During this presentation and discussion, you will learn how to improve student engagement in the classroom and clinics.

6:15pm-6:30pmShuttle from Marriott Courtyard Hotel
6:30pm-9:00pmReception and Dinner (Banyan's Golf Course)



Saturday, September 14, 2019

Conference at WSU CVM


Breakfast (Marriott Courtyard Hotel)


Shuttle to WSU CVM from the Marriott Courtyard Hotel


Tough Conversations
Karen Cornell, Associate Dean for Professional Programs TAMU CVMBS

Do you struggle to have those “hard” conversations? For instance, if the thought of giving feedback to students, sharing the needs of your service with administrators, or discussing the importance of primary care with your specialist colleagues causes a pit in your stomach, this session is for you. This session will provide participants with the principles that underpin successful difficult conversations and the opportunity to practice those skills in scenario-based encounters.  

10:30am-11:00amCoffee Break
11:00am-12:00pmTough Conversations continued
12:00pm-1:00pmLunch (Guided Walk)

Swap Shop

This session provides participants with an informal environment to share ideas and discuss best practices on a variety of prepared and spontaneous topics in relation to primary care veterinary education. 
*Break will include WSU Grabbers (Ice Cream Sandwiches)

4:00pm-5:00pmWashington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine Tour
5:00pm-5:30pmShuttle to Marriott Courtyard Hotel
6:00pm-8:30pmDinner (WSU Livestock Pavilion for BBQ)



Sunday, September 15, 2019

Conference at WSU CVM


Breakfast (Marriott Courtyard Hotel)


Shuttle to WSU CVM from Marriott Courtyard Hotel


Building employability for new graduate veterinarians: A framework and resources 
Susan Matthews, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Veterinary Medical Education

The VetSet2Go project involved veterinary educators from around the world to create a framework and resources for building veterinary employability. Data collected from multiple sources (clients, employers, vets and students) identified 18 capabilities grouped into five domains: Self-Awareness; Psychological Resources; Effective Relationships; Veterinary Capabilities and Professional Commitment. Resources have been created to assist veterinary educators, students and employers with the development and assessment of these capabilities.

This workshop will introduce participants to the VetSet2Go resources and discuss how and when they might be best utilized in primary care teaching and the curriculum more broadly. The goal is for participants to leave the workshop with new resources to integrate into their teaching and new ways to help build students’ employability as new graduate veterinarians.

10:00am-10:30amSymposium Wrap-Up and Departures
10:00am-10:30amLunch to go (Boxed)