Speaking Engagements

July, 2017, AVMA Convention, Indianapolis, IN (scheduled)

  • “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”