Dr. Amy Snyder is a Clinical Assistant Professor at NC State Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Snyder received her veterinary degree from the Virginia-MarylandCollege of Veterinary Medicine and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. She started her career in mixed animal general practice, but has spent the past 14 years in small animal practice. Dr. Snyder’s clinical interest include preventative medicine, annual wellness screening, and management of geriatric patients. Her nonclinical interest include value-chain analysis with in the veterinary clinic and client perception of value. Dr. Snyder joined the faculty at NC State Veterinary Hospital in 2014. She currently serves as a clinician in the General Small Animal Practice and oversees the college’s business and professional development curriculum.
Senani Ratnayake is an RVT who discovered her niche after realizing that many of her colleagues had chosen veterinary medicine because they loved animals, and didn’t really like humans that much! She has been educating veterinary professionals on customer service, communication and team building for over 14 years and is the founder of Motivatum Consulting.
Her experiences in practice, combined with time spent working in Industry, have given her a unique perspective. Having received multiple awards for her contributions to the profession, Senani is noted as a relatable and thought-provoking story-teller, capturing hearts and attention to inspire change!
As the Director of Learning and Engagement at P3 Veterinary Partners, her focus is on supporting and coaching team members, managers and Medical Directors on how to provide the ultimate Client/Patient Experience all while maximizing business potential and genuinely getting along. In her “spare” time Senani works as a facilitator for Learn2 Solutions; work that stimulates her knowledge from a non-vet perspective.
While veterinary medicine is an integral part of her identity –acting, Netflix, nail art and hosting e-gaming events are things she makes time for! Senani’s passion for animals is unbridled (her rabbits literally have their own bedrooms) and with her husband and pets by her side she is ready to empower the veterinary profession –one team member at a time!
Dr. Phil Zeltzman is a traveling board-certified veterinary surgeon, serving eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. Specializing in orthopedic, neurologic, cancer, and soft tissue surgeries for dogs, cats, and small exotics, Dr. Zeltzman offers the best surgical care, safest anesthesia, and utmost pain management to all his patients. Dr. Zeltzman has been involved in mobile surgery since 1997, traveling full time to clinics since 2010. This includes various pet rescue organizations. Dr. Zeltzman is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, a Certified Veterinary Journalist, and an award-winning writer.
Dr. Adam Little works at the intersection of accelerating technologies and veterinary medicine. His career has spanned areas of focus ranging from artificial intelligence to telemedicine to connected devices.
He is the co-founder of FuturePet, a startup focused on improving access to care for pets and those that love them. With its acquisition of GoFetch, FuturePet now operates Canada’s largest pet services marketplace which helps thousands of pet owners from coast to coast access boarding, daycare and dog sitting. They recently launched GoFetch Health, a subscription healthcare service, which provides owners with the most affordable and convenient way to access vet care by partnering with local veterinary practices.
He served as the first ever Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship for Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine where he spearheaded such initiatives as the Veterinary Innovation Summit and the Veterinary Entrepreneurship Academy and currently holds an adjunct faculty appointment.
Dr. Little holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College and was the first veterinarian to complete the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University. He is a past Board member of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association and Veterinarians without Borders and currently serves on the Board of Directors with the Catalyst Council and the Vet Futures Commission.
Dr. Caitlin DeWilde is a practicing veterinarian and founder of The Social DVM, a consulting firm devoted to helping veterinary professionals and practices manage and grow their social media, online reputation and marketing strategies. 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.
She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and an alum of the AVMA’s Future Leaders Program. In her free time, she enjoys travel, photography, and of course, the many hilarious corgi and cat-related videos on social media.
Bill Schroeder is an entrepreneur, international speaker, veterinary thought leader, and digital marketing enthusiast who has, for the past 24 years, leveraged his love of people and pets to help veterinary practices grow and thrive. He sits on the Board of Directors for VetPartners, teaches within the MBA program at Purdue University, and can be found teaching from many of the veterinary conference stages around the world.
Bill owns InTouch Practice Communications (www.InTouchVet.com), a full-service digital marketing agency built specifically for the veterinary community. His firm and more than 7,000 client success stories are the basis for his totally non-commercial talks. This unique view into the techniques and principles that are actually making the most impact drive his classes to be extremely relevant and empowering as the content is drawn from actual experience. It’s the stuff that works. Bill will teach you how to implement these things in your practice.
As a former United States Marine, he is a forever patriot and eagerly supports many veteran’s causes. Bill lives in the Chicago suburbs with his wife Katie, daughters Madison and Lilly, and their very jealous schnauzer, Olive. You’ll find Bill’s sessions to be extremely interactive, high energy, humorous (said one guy at one conference), and above all… meaningful.
Dr. Mary Ann Vande Linde is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to private practice experience, her career background includes teaching at various veterinary schools and colleges, technician schools, and veterinary conferences, consulting on practice management issues, developing, mentoring and coaching retreats for women practice owners as well as developing, mentoring and coaching associate training programs for exam room and professional success. She has had the honor of working with the management teams at such corporations as Hill’s Pet Nutrition, IDEXX Laboratories, Pet Health Network, Novartis Animal Health US, Elanco Animal Health, Merial Animal Health, Zoetis and Virbac. She is currently serving on the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) board and as a Blue Buffalo Veterinary Advisor.
Dr. Vande Linde is nationally recognized as a leader in the field of veterinary communications. She is widely respected for her ability to inspire others through her guidance in interactive training programs, strategic planning, problem solving, leadership and marketing programs and services. Her concentration on excellent preventative care through compassionate and consistent communication between pet parent and their doctor and veterinary team are contributing factors to her growing reputation as a voice for total pet wellness and quality of life.
In 2008, Dr. Vande Linde founded Vande Linde & Associates to focus on all aspects of exam room communication excellence to transform the veterinary experience. She shares her time with Mr. Darcy, an energetic border terrier who enjoys beach walks and bike rides.
Andy Roark, DVM
Founder of Uncharted Veterinary Conference
Dr. Andy Roark is a practicing veterinarian, international speaker, author, and media personality. He is the founder of the Uncharted Veterinary Conference and DrAndyRoark.com. He has been an award-winning columnist for DVM360 and his popular Facebook page, website, and YouTube show reach millions of people every month.
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