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 Lobby)
7:30am-8:30amRegistration (Marriott Courtyard Hotel)
8:30am-8:45amWelcomes (Courtyard Ballroom)
8:45am-9:30amKeynote - Do You Know Who You Are? And What Are You Going To Do About It?  (Courtyard Ballroom)
Eleanor Green, Dean Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences

Coffee Break


Primary Care Program Presentations (Courtyard Ballroom)

  • 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 (Courtyard Ballroom)
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) (Courtyard Ballroom)

  • A toolbox to help student veterinarians learn to diagnose and manage feline hypertension (Boehringer Ingelheim) (Edward R Murrow Meeting Room)
  • Digital tools to prepare students to master nutritional competencies with success (Hill's) (John M. Fabian Meeting Room)
  • Index of dental radiology in the dog and cat: Using images to help students educate clients (IDEXX) (Keith M Jackson Meeting Room)
  • 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) (Elson S. Floyd Meeting Room)
3:00pm-3:15pmCoffee Break

Generational Differences in Learning Preferences (Courtyard Ballroom)
Bethany Colaprete, Counselor/ Clinical Assistant Professor WSU CVM

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 Lobby)


Shuttle to WSU CVM from the Marriott Courtyard Hotel


Tough Conversations (WSU ADBF 1002)
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

Tough Conversations continued (WSU ADBF 1002)
Breakout Rooms: VTH 1410/1408, ADBF 1002, ADBF 2018, ADBF 2020, Bustad 110J, Bustad 210 and Bustad 214

12:00pm-1:00pmLunch (Guided Walk)

Swap Shop (WSU ADBF 1002)

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. 
Breakout Rooms: VTH1410/1408, ADBF 1002, ADBF 2018, ADBF 2020, Bustad 110J, Bustad 210 and Bustad 214
*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 Lobby)


Building employability for new graduate veterinarians: A framework and resources (Courtyard Ballroom)
Susan Matthew, 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.

9:30am-10:00amSymposium Wrap-Up and Departures
10:00am-10:30amLunch to go (Boxed)