Speaking Engagements

October, 2018, Veterinary Cancer Society Keynote, New Orleans, LA (scheduled)

September, 2018, IVECCS Symposium, New Orleans, LA (scheduled)

June, 2018, ACVIM Forum, Seattle, WA (scheduled)

March, 2018, University of Tennessee Colleges of Veterinary Medicine & Social Work, Knoxville, TN (scheduled)

  • Veterinary Social Work (VSW) Intensive, March 12-18, member of faculty team
  • Individual lectures, team lectures, group work, debriefing, and experiential learning in all 4 pillars of VSW

March, 2018, Counseling & Psychological Services at Cornell Health, Ithaca, NY (scheduled)

  • Continuing Education Lecture Series – “Considerations in Working With Veterinary Students”
  • Continuing Education Lecture Series – “Introduction to Veterinary Social Work”

March, 2018, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY

  • Pet Loss Support Hotline Lecture Series – “Euthanasia and End of Life Considerations in the ER”

November, 2017, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY

  • Pet Loss Support Hotline Lecture Series – “The Veterinarian’s Role in Pet Loss: Evidence From the Literature”
  • Client panel on pet loss, facilitator

July, 2017, AVMA Convention, Indianapolis, IN 

  • “Serious Illness Care: Development and Use of the Serious Veterinary Illness Conversation Guide”
  • “Palliative Care in Veterinary Practice: Principles and Practical Tools”
  • “Euthanasia and End of Life Considerations in Emergency Practice”

March, 2017, University of Tennessee Colleges of Veterinary Medicine & Social Work, Knoxville, TN 

  • Veterinary Social Work (VSW) Intensive, March 13-17, member of faculty team
  • Individual lectures, team lectures, group work, debriefing, and experiential learning in all 4 pillars of VSW

February, 2017, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY

  • Pet Loss Support Hotline Lecture Series – “Self Care in a Career of Euthanasia”

November, 2016, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY

  • Pet Loss Support Hotline Lecture Series – “The Veterinarian’s Role in Pet Loss: Evidence From the Literature”
  • Client panel on pet loss, facilitator

November, 2016, AAVMC Wellness Summit, Fort Collins, CO

  • “Interprofessional Initiatives for Curricular Development in Human-Animal Interactions”
  • “End of Life Ethics: Relevance to Team Wellness” 
  • “Approaching End of Life Education as a Wellness Initiative”

October, 2016, International Association for Animal Hospice & Palliative Care, Tysons Corners, VA 

  • “Serious Illness Care: Development and Use of the Serious Veterinary Illness Conversation Guide”
  • “Veterinary Hospice and Palliative Care: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature”

October, 2016, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY

  • VBMA Lecture Series – “Challenges and Opportunities in Working with Diverse Clients”

October, 2016, New York State Veterinary Conference, Ithaca, NY 

  • “End of Life Ethics: What the Veterinarian Needs to Know”
  • “Palliative Care in Veterinary Practice: Principles & Practical Tools”
  • “Veterinary Social Work: What the Veterinarian Needs to Know”
  • “Serious Illness Care: Development and Use of the Serious Veterinary Illness Conversation Guide”
  • “Veterinary Hospice and Palliative Care: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature”
  • “Euthanasia and End of Life Considerations in Emergency Practice”

October, 2016, Veterinary Medical Center of Central New York, Syracuse, NY

  • “Compassion Fatigue & Self Care”

September, 2016, Veterinary Medical Center of Central New York, Syracuse, NY

  • “Palliative Care in Veterinary Practice: Principles & Practical Tools”

June, 2016, Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists, Manhattan, KS

  • “End of Life Ethics: What the Veterinary Care Team Needs to Know”
  • “Compassion Fatigue & Self Care”

April, 2016, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY

  • Department of Clinical Sciences lecture series – “Social Work Integration into the Veterinary Teaching Hospital”

March, 2016, Capital District Veterinary Medical Association, Albany, NY

  • “Hospice & Palliative Care for Veterinarians: Essential Tools, New Ideas”
  • “End of Life Ethics: What the Veterinarian Needs to Know

March, 2016, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY

  • Student Wellness Initiative – “Compassion Fatigue” panel discussion

February, 2016, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY

  • Pet Loss Support Hotline lecture series – “The Veterinarian’s Role in Pet Loss: Evidence From the Literature”

November, 2015, Veterinary Wellness and Social Work Summit, Knoxville, TN 

  • “The Social Worker’s Role in The Veterinary Profession: A Veterinarian’s Perspective”
  • “The Social Worker’s Role in Veterinary Grief & Bereavement: A Veterinarian’s Perspective”
  • “Veterinary End of Life Ethics, What Every Social Worker Needs to Know: Understanding the Issues, Helping Clients”

June, 2015, Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists, Portland, ME

  • “Veterinary Hospice & Palliative Medicine: The Essential Role of the Pharmacist”

April, 2015, NY State Association of Veterinary Technicians Spring Seminar, Saratoga, NY

  • “End of Life Ethics: What the Veterinary Care Team Needs to Know”
  • “The Realities of Doing This Work: Compassion Fatigue and Team Wellness”

August, 2014, Tompkins County SPCA, Ithaca, NY

  • “End of Life Care & Euthanasia Within the Animal Shelter”

July, 2014, Cornell Feline Health Center Conference, Ithaca, NY

  • “Hospice & Palliative Medicine for Feline Practice: Essential Tools, New Ideas”
  • “Communication at the End of Life”

March, 2014, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY

  • Department of Clinical Sciences lecture series – “Hospice & Palliative Care: Integration at Cornell”

March, 2014, SAGE Veterinary Conference, San Francisco, CA

  • “End of Life Communication: Making FRANK Functional”
  • “End of Life Ethics: What the Veterinary Care Team Needs to Know”
  • “Veterinary Hospice, Current Issues Roundtable”

October 2013, International Association of Animal Hospice & Palliative Care, Denver, CO

  • “End of Life Veterinary Ethics”

March 2013, SUNY Canton Veterinary Technician College, Canton, NY

  • “An Introduction to Veterinary Hospice & Palliative Care”
  • “Veterinary Hospice: The Important Role of The Technician”

March 2013, SAGE Veterinary Conference, San Francisco, CA

  • “An Introduction to Veterinary Hospice & Palliative Care”
  • “Veterinary Hospice: The Important Role of The Technician”
  • “Palliative Care: A Case Study”

February 2013, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY

  • “Ethics of Euthanizing Aggressive Dogs” – evening panel discussion

November 2012, International Association of Animal Hospice & Palliative Care, Denver, CO

  • “Psychological Aspects of Animal Suffering”
  • “The Future of Hospice Certification”

July 2012, Cornell Summer College, Ithaca, NY

  • “End of Life Care: Humans and Animals”

May 2012, Tompkins County SPCA, Ithaca, NY

  • “Veterinary Geriatrics & Hospice Care: A Discussion for Shelter Volunteers”

April 2012, New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians, Syracuse, NY

  • “An Introduction to Veterinary Hospice”
  • “Veterinary Hospice: The Role of The Nursing Team”
  • “Cultivating Meaningful Euthanasia Experiences”

March 2012, Finger Lakes Kennel Club, Ithaca, NY

  • “What is Veterinary Hospice & Why Do We Need It?

October 2011, New York State Veterinary Conference, Ithaca, NY

  • “What is Veterinary Hospice & Why Do We Need It?”
  • “Veterinary Hospice: The Important Role of The Technician”