Meet Our Speakers

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Founder & Featured Speaker

Dr. Eve Harrison

Dr. Eve Harrison is a seasoned full-time concierge house call veterinarian in Los Angeles. She is one of only a tiny handful of pioneers practicing true veterinary concierge medicine. Her mobile practice has been through numerous seasons & iterations of itself, including being an acupuncture-only practice, a multi-doctor practice with an IHE-exclusive component, wellness only, & finally a solo integrative concierge practice.

 

Her passions are creative entrepreneurship, sustainability for veterinarians, boundaries, authentic communication, & releasing people who are not a good match for our practices. 

 

She is the founder of the online CE course: The House Call Vet Academy & offers coaching & consulting to help veterinarians nourish not only their patients, but themselves… by helping them cultivate profitable & sustainable mobile practices of their own.

 

Outside of being a vet, Eve is a semi-professional musician (flutist), & a yoga teacher. 

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 Featured Speaker

Dr. Cherie Buisson

Dr. Buisson is a 2000 graduate of Mississippi State University and is certified in hospice and palliative care, Low Stress (TM) handling and suicide prevention. She owns Helping Hands Pet Hospice, a mobile end of life service serving the Tampa Bay area in Florida.

 

She also runs A Happy Vet, a website and social media presence dedicated to wellness in the veterinary profession. She is a writer and international speaker as well as a bookworm, cyclist, and aquarist. She lives with her husband, Derek, and the Quality Control Wieners in Largo, FL.

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Featured Speaker

Jenica Veley, RVT

 

My name is Jenica Veley. I am a Registered Veterinary Technician and I launched Virtual VetTechs, a business working as a virtual receptionist for veterinarians, in July 2020. I love working with veterinarians and supporting their practices through client communications and practice support.

 

It is so important to me that the clients I work with feel seen and understood on a daily basis. It can be such an emotionally difficult career and I want to keep my vets cared for. I love developing relationships with people that I truly respect and admire on so many levels.

Outside of work, I am a mom to three incredible kiddos that make me so proud then quickly drive me bonkers, usually on the same day. I've been fascinated by those working online for a long time and am beyond grateful to those that have supported and guided me to the path I'm on today.

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Featured Speaker

Dr. Stacey Cordivano

 

Dr. Stacey Cordivano, a graduate of Penn State University and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, is the founder of Clay Creek Equine Veterinary Services. The aspects of equine ambulatory practice that she enjoys most include emergency medicine and chiropractic care. Based on her experiences in equine practice over the past 13 years, Stacey is passionate about personal development and financial education topics. In May of 2020, she started production of The Whole Veterinarian Podcast as a way to share these topics with her veterinary colleagues. Stacey currently enjoys growth in the areas of team leadership and mindfulness practice, and is excited to bring her knowledge to the first House Call & Mobile Vet Virtual Conference.

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Featured Speaker

Serena Pudelski, RVT 

I am a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Ohio. I graduated Tri-C in Parma OH IN 2009.  I'm a wife, mother, vet tech, business coach for RVTs and serial business owner. 

I have 4 dogs, 6 cats, 1 bird, a frog,. snake and a bearded dragon, and have grown up caring for animals since I was little. 

I am an advocate for animals, technicians and change in the veterinary field as a whole. My goal is to make others think outside the box, and challenge old ways of thinking by trailblazing new ways of doing things in my life and in my businesses.

Being a Pet Consultant/strategist, I discuss a vast array of information. everything from routine care, surgical procedures, tech questions and more. Bringing digital pet care courses is something new I have introduced, to make care accessible even though many changes have occurred since the beginning of 2020. Having an RVT helping educate pet parents makes them feel confident they are doing their best to help their pets. 

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Featured Speaker

Dr. Mitch Li

 

Dr. Mitch Li is a Board Certified Emergency Physician, health and wellness enthusiast, and patient advocate, with a Direct Care practice called Thrive Direct Care. He also runs an advocacy organization called Take Medicine Back, PBLLC. This organization is intended to produce a public benefit by operating in a responsible and ethical manner by imparting education and advocacy to the public regarding the corporate takeover of modern medicine which has led to the financial exploitation of patients and the erosion of trust between healthcare providers and patients.

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Featured Speaker

Julie Squires

Julie Squires is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist, Certified Life Coach, and Certified Grief Educator who brings a unique perspective and approach to support the sustained energy and passion of those exposed to compassion fatigue in veterinary medicine.

Julie is an internationally recognized speaker and has over twenty-five years of experience within the veterinary industry working in practice as well as in the veterinary industry. Her company, Rekindle LLC, offers virtual and on-site seminars, workshops, online courses, private 1:1 coaching, and the Rekindling podcast and is the result of the need Julie saw to help those that work with animals maintain their wellbeing and mental health.

 

Julie has deep love and affection for Brené Brown, Oprah, and Keith Urban…not necessarily in that order!

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Featured Speaker

Nia Perkins, DVM

After vet school, Nia started her first associate position and learned very quickly that working for someone wasn’t her cup of tea. She started doing relief work less than a year after graduation - her first taste of working for herself.

 

Nia has done relief work, worked at a telehealth company, written for a pet publication, The Spruce Pets, and supervised and mentored a DVM team. In May 2021, she started a coaching business, My Vetamorphosis.


When not working, Nia enjoys spending time with her son, family, and friends, going to outdoor markets, listening to live music, baking (sweets of course!), and traveling.

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Featured Speaker

Dr. Ashley Emanuele

 

Dr. Ashley Emanuele opened Oak City Aquatics Mobile Veterinary Service in June 2021, NC's first aquatics-exclusive mobile veterinary practice.  In 2016, she became North Carolina's first WAVMA Certified Aquatic Veterinarian.

 

Her professional interests are in the nutrition, ophthalmology, surgery, and preventative care of aquatic species.  Dr. Emanuele received her DVM from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine, and a B.S. in Marine Biology from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.  

 

Dr. Emanuele is the President-Elect for the American Association of Fish Veterinarians, and loves speaking about aquatic animal health on podcasts, to hobbyist groups, and at national veterinary conferences.

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Dr. Surell Levine

 

Surell Levine completed a fellowship in emergency and critical care and then transitioned to primary care and ultimately, house call medicine.  She started her own practice 6 years ago.  She created Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap after her nurse went out on maternity leave.  Surell continues her house call practice with one other doctor in place of a nurse and continues to work on Calm & Cozy Cat Wrap to help owners, cats and veterinarians, alike.

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Dr. Erica Dickie

Dr. Erica Dickie is the owner/founder of Black Creek Mobile Veterinary Services, based out of Stratford, Ontario.  She graduated with distinction from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2011 and in 2020 became a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian.  She is passionate about all things relating to End-of-Life Care for pets & has dedicated her practice to helping pet families in her community honour the bond, the life, and the love of their dear companions.  She is a mother of 2 young boys, Reid 7, and Logan 4 and is currently palliating her 14 year old ginger tabby Porter through his recent gastrointestinal lymphoma diagnosis.

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Featured Speaker

Dr. Kelly Cochran Trogdon

 

Dr. Kelly is located in Georgia in metropolitan Atlanta on the northside, situated in the foothills of the beginning of the Appalachian mountains. She has been a housecall vet for 20 years and a vet for almost 30 years, and a house call vet for 20 of those years. She practices general medicine for cats and dogs, having done surgery, dentals, and full service veterinary care out of her 26 foot LaBoit for about 15 years. About in the last 5 years, she is now working out of, in her own in her words, “ordinary little car.”

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Featured Speaker

Kadeth Darkstar Pozzesi, LMFT, RVT (pronouns he/him)

I am a retired RVT turned private practice therapist integrating heart, mind, spirit, body and knowledge into building healing pathways. My primary populations include the LGBTQA community, domestic violence survivors…and the veterinary community. I am a Reiki Master Teacher and Shamanic practitioner as well. Outside of my work life I am an artist and musician.

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Yoga for vets, taught BY a vet :)

Dr. Chloe Hannigan BVetMed MRCVS (RYT-500)

 

VetYogi was founded by veterinarian and yoga teacher, Chloe, to improve the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of the veterinary profession. As a locum vet Chloe has been in practice throughout the pandemic, so has first-hand experience of the extra stressors that our profession has faced over the last couple of years. Through VetYogi, Chloe provides tailored yoga and meditation classes, workshops and conference speaker sessions for veterinary individuals, practices and groups. VetYogi also offers a selection of yoga props, clothing and accessories, and VY home fragrance gifts all designed to help busy working professionals create a sanctuary of calm in their own space. For more information see www.vetyogi.com

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Featured Speaker

Dr. Amanda Doran

Dr. Amanda Doran (pronounced “door-in”) does her work as an artist, author, speaker, gardener, kitchen magician and practicing in-home euthanasia veterinarian. Amanda’s art, writing and speaking focus on the ethics of and options for end of life care for humans and animals, effective intra-personal and interpersonal communication strategies and how to find “work-life resonance”. She also facilitates creative learning groups and workshops. Duluth, Minnesota is her home, where she lives with her partner, 2 dogs and many house plants. She also slings tarot cards for fun and secretly wishes that the neighborhood kids think she’s a witch, the good kind. They hope.

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Featured Speaker

Jan Woods

For the past two decades, Jan Woods has built a reputation as the go-to resource for Controlled Substance education in the Animal Health industry.

 

She consults with veterinarians nationally on a full-time basis, with areas of expertise encompassing compliance with DEA regulations, as well as other state and federal regulations, clinic and hospital practice management & operations, human resources, finance, and marketing.

 

In 2001, Jan moved into veterinary medicine as the Hospital Administrator for Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center of Kansas City, (VSEC). From May of 2004 through March of 2016 she was the Co-Owner, Hospital Administrator and Vice President of the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, (VSCT). From 2018- 2020 she was the Director of Education & Regulatory Affairs Manager for Cubex, LLC. In 2020, Jan became a Zoetis Key Opinion Leader and joined Veterinary Business Advisors as their Regulatory and Operational Consultant. She is also a proud member of the Epicur Pharma® Advisory Council.

 

Jan owns two companies: Ask Jan For Help, LLC and Veterinary Management and Marketing Specialists.

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Featured Speaker

Dr. Lynn Hendrix

Dr Lynn Hendrix is a certified Hospice and Palliative veterinarian, and owner of Beloved Pet Mobile Vet. She was an author on the 2013 IAAHPC guidelines for best practices in animal hospice and palliative care. She is founder of the Facebook group, the Veterinarian Palliative Medicine group, and the Hospice and Palliative medicine consultant for VIN.  

 

She has also founded the World Veterinary Palliative Medicine Organization in 2018 and she has an upcoming book, Hospice and Palliative Medicine for the House Call Veterinarian.

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Featured Speaker

Peter Weinstein, DVM, MBA

Dr Peter Weinstein is a husband, father, pet parent, veterinarian and leader.

 

He has been involved with virtually all aspects of veterinary practice from a 15-year-old kennel kid to a hospital owner. 

 

Organized veterinary medicine has been a passion as well with various roles and leadership and presidencies of Southern California VMA, California VMA, and Vet Partners.

 

He is a published author, most notably of the EMyth Veterinarian-Why Most Veterinary Practices Don’t Work and What to Do About It.

 

Currently, he is teaching business and finance at the Veterinary College of Western University of Health Sciences.

 

He likes to think of himself as a free thinking change agent and disruptor who, because he has a daughter in veterinary school, is working for an even better veterinary profession in the future.