Dr. Andy Roark is a practicing veterinarian, international speaker, author, and media personality. He is the founder of both the Uncharted Veterinary Conference and DrAndyRoark.com. He has been an award-winning columnist for DVM360 and has a successful online training course for veterinarians and veterinary teams. His popular Facebook page, website, and YouTube show reach millions of people every month.

Dr. Roark received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and was voted the Practice Management Speaker of the Year at NAVC, one of the world’s largest veterinary conferences, two out of the last three years. Practices where Dr. Roark works were named as finalists in the American Animal Hospital Association’s Practice of the Year Contest in 2013 and 2015.

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Dr. Jessica Vogelsang grew up dragging two items through the tree-lined streets of New England: a book and a stuffed dog. She spent the next several decades waffling between the two loves, studying journalism and writing before moving on to biology and veterinary medicine. Fortunately for her, the internet came along at just the right time for her to combine both by launching pawcurious.com, one of the longest-running veterinary blogs on the web.

During those first years, Dr. Vogelsang honed the skills of storytelling as a teaching tool to engage, enlighten, and build empathy. Her site is a unique blend of narrative, education, and opinion unlike anything else online. Her established voice has made her a regular veterinary expert in the media. Dr. Vogelsang’s bestselling debut memoir All Dogs Go to Kevin, released July 2015, received rave reviews and was featured in national media outlets such as USA Today.

Today, Dr. Vogelsang splits her time between practice, consulting, and writing. She is proud to be a part of the editorial team at DrAndyRoark.com and Uncharted. As the number one mantra of writing is “show, don’t tell,” she’s thrilled to show others how to develop their skills as storytellers to help achieve their own goals in veterinary medicine and beyond.

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Danielle Lambert is a speaker, writer, marketing consultant, social media enthusiast, and practice manager at Quinebaug Valley Veterinary Hospital.  She is the founder of SnoutSchool.com, a website dedicated to teaching veterinary practices the power of social media and a well-known thought leader on branding and social media in the veterinary space. Nearly 2000 veterinary professionals have downloaded her e-book, The Ultimate Guide to Facebook for Veterinary Hospitals.

Danielle has worked with veterinary industry clients, including Virbac Animal Health, Elanco Animal Health, Henry Schein Animal Health, the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) and Dr. Andy Roark (www.DrAndyRoark.com) to enhance their online presence. She is a frequent contributor to veterinary publications including Veterinary Team Brief and DrAndyRoark.com.

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Maurice Allin is the vice president of strategic insight at Quarry, a privately held marketing communications and advertising agency. He works with a range of clients providing marketing and customer strategy based on solid insight into technology and cultural trends as well as a deep background in business. His focus is based on understanding the “fit” between a brands “story” and the customers “self-story” and using that understanding to create innovations in the customer experience. He is particularly interested in the topic of customer centricity and what that means in the context of marketing to farmers and to veterinarians.  

Maurice’s list of credentials in the animal health industry is impressive. He was the principal author of Industry Science and Technology Canada’s Strategy on Animal Biotechnology, has been a key advisor on mergers and acquisitions within the animal health industry, and has consulted to a long list of animal health and pet food companies in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim.

After graduating with a BSc in Resource Economics, Maurice spent 10 years working with a global management-consulting firm, specializing in agriculture and biotechnology and working with diverse clients such as Pfizer, The Upjohn Company, Schering Plough, Merck AgVet and Hills Pet Foods.

Since joining Quarry in 1996, he has worked with numerous clients such as John Deere, Sprint, Elanco, Syngenta, Gilead, Symantec, BlackBerry, BASF, Novartis Animal Health, FedEx, and Windstream.

Maurice is an accomplished interviewer, facilitator, presenter, and ethnographer and was a faculty member at the Institute of Communications Agencies for over a decade, focusing on branding, customer insight and communication strategy. He regularly speaks to organizations and companies on the topics of communications strategy, customer centricity and decision making.

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Dr. Caitlin DeWilde is a practicing veterinarian and founder of The Social DVM, a small consulting firm devoted to helping veterinary practices manage and grow their social media and online reputations. She has partnered with small and large animal veterinary practices, national industry groups, non-profit organizations, and individual veterinarians to create practical yet creative strategies to succeed online and in practice.

Dr. DeWilde is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, where she was the president of the Veterinary Business Management Association.  Dr. DeWilde is also an alumnus of the AVMA’s Future Leaders Project. She has also taken an active role in organized veterinary medicine, and recently completed her term as President of the Greater St. Louis Veterinary Medical Association. In her free time, she enjoys travel, photography, and of course, the many hilarious corgi and cat-related videos on social media.

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Dr. Cody Creelman is a managing partner of Veterinary Agri-Health Services, a beef cattle only veterinary practice located in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada. He is passionate about the use of mobile technology in the veterinary field. Dr. Creelman consults and speaks on veterinary application design projects, social media use in practice, and actively leveraging various social media platforms to market veterinary services. His professional interests include pathology, large animal surgery, cow/calf and feedlot production medicine.

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Brandon Breshears is the host of the Veterinary Marketing Podcast, a weekly show that helps veterinary professionals attract, engage and retain clients through digital marketing. He absolutely loves digital marketing and content creation. He was first introduced to the veterinary industry 4 years ago when he helped to start a company called Rethink Veterinary Solutions. Today, Brandon works on digital marketing for several of his own companies and also does consulting across multiple industries. When Brandon isn’t working he is spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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Summer Holmstrand-Irmiter, MBA  has been the Hospital Administrator for Adobe Animal Hospitals & Marketplace for the last 9 years.  Previous to that she was a clinical and emergency veterinary assistant and CSR for 12 years.
She’s spoken at the Veterinary Business Management Association Symposium at UC Davis in 2013 on Open Hospital and Organizational Culture and Leadership in the Veterinary Hospital.  She has spoken to the Foothill Community College Veterinary Technician Program for the last 4 years on Cover Letter, Resume, and Interview Skills for Veterinary Technicians and for the Adobe Forum yearly on Communication, Technician Leadership, and Open Hospital.
Additionally, Summer spearheaded the community outreach program for Adobe Animal Hospitals and Marketplace, now totaling on average over 24 community events per year, ranging from photo shoots that benefit local shelters,  disaster preparedness talks for the whole community, cancer walks, and veterinary technician job fairs.

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Heather Prendergast has spent over 25 years in small animal practice. She has a Bachelors degree in Animal Science, an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology, is a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) and a Senior in Professional Human Resources (SPHR). She has taught several years for both veterinary technology and assistance programs and has authored the book “Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team”, now in it’s 2nd edition.
Heather lectures for state and national organizations, has authored numerous articles, and participated in published roundtable discussions on topics ranging from successful practice management topics to professional development for veterinary team members.
Currently, Heather provides consulting services for veterinary hospitals and is an instructor for Patterson Veterinary University. Heather serves on several advisory committees, and is the current Editor in Chief of the NAVTA Journal. In addition, Heather was named the 2014 Veterinary Technician of the Year, and Western Veterinary Conference 2016 Speaker of the Year.

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