Panel DiscussionsTo submit a question for one of our many panel discussions, please click here. The floor will also open up for questions at the end of each panel as time allows.
Friday, March 17th (I Hotel and Conference Center):
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education Panel: 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Chancellor Ballroom
Sponsored by MedVet
Learn what DEI efforts and initiatives are currently taking place in veterinary education and what veterinary colleges are working towards for the future. Participants are encouraged to engage in this conversation, share their experiences, and ask questions of our panel members. An anonymous question option will be available during the panel and questions can be submitted in advance (see link above).
Guest speakers: Dr. Latonia Craig, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer of the AVMA; Dr. Tina Tran, Associate Professor of Practice and Clinical Relations Lead Veterinarian at the University of Arizona; Dr. Yvette Johnson-Walker, Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Illinois CVM; Dr. Anne Barger, Department Head of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois CVM
Wahoo for Zoo: Careers in Zoo Med Panel: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Chancellor Ballroom
This panel is for all of the future wildlife, zoo companion animal, and zoo med practitioners out there! Learn the secrets to finding success in this competitive yet rewarding and versatile field from our brilliant panelists.
Guest speakers: Dr. Mike Adkesson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Zoo; Dr. Krista Keller, National Treasure and Assistant Professor of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at University of Illinois; Dr. Karen Terio, Chief of the Zoological Pathology Program and Veterinary Clinical Professor at University of Illinois; Dr. Kenneth Welle, Clinical Assistant Professor of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at University of Illinois and Cockatiel Whisperer; Dr. Dana Varble, Chief Veterinary Officer of the North American Veterinary Community
Parents in Veterinary Medicine Panel: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Technology room
Despite the ever-increasing challenges of the veterinary field, it's still possible to pursue personal goals like starting a family. Hear from several experienced panelists on how they managed to stay sane in the profession while also finding time for their kids and spouse in this demanding field!
Saturday, March 18th (I Hotel and Conference Center):
Large Animal Residents & Interns Panel: 9:00 am - 10:00 am, Chancellor Ballroom
Learn tips and tricks from our large animal interns, residents, and specialists on what it takes to become a successful intern or resident that every institution will be fighting over!
Small Animal Residents & Interns Panel: 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Chancellor Ballroom
Learn tips and tricks from our small animal interns, residents, and specialists on what it takes to become a successful intern or resident that every institution will be fighting over!
Sunday, March 19th (Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building):
Non-Clinical Careers Panel: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Basic Sciences Building 2258
Do you fall outside the mold of clinical practice? A DVM is more versatile than you'd think! Learn from our panel of professionals who have found happiness outside of the clinic while utilizing their veterinary degrees.
Organized Veterinary Medicine Panel: 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Basic Sciences Building 2258
Calling all presidents and delegates! Learn how to get involved with organized veterinary medicine and make a difference in the profession.