Spring conference and agm 2020


Celebrating 40 Years! Join us for the Spring Conference and AGM April 3rd and 4th, 2020 at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. 

To help us celebrate we have invited some amazing guest speakers and well we are hosting 3 wet labs!


Veterinary CPR Workshop Rescuer Certification – 3 CE Credits

Become a RECOVER Certified Rescuer in Basic and Advanced Life Support. Learn evidence-based CPR, because their lives are on the line. Pre-requisite required: Online Basic and Advanced Life Support online course (recoverinitiative.org)

Rehabilitation CSI – “Case Series Investigation” 3-hour case lab – 3 CE Credits

Join this special rehabilitation unit as we work together to investigate the evidence in a series of unsolved orthopaedic and neurological cases. Top unsolved cases include: ‘Tip Toe Cruciate” “Hoppy FHO” “Wobbly Disc”, and the “Creaky Cat”. We are looking for individuals with a special interest in nutrition, anatomy, rehabilitation, pain management, and client care to join this elite team in improving patient care.

Hands Free Radiology – 3 CE Credits

This initiative was created to promote radiation safety awareness in the veterinary workplace with the goal of reducing occupational radiation exposure of veterinary personnel through a combination of ‘hands-free’ techniques workshop, innovative restraint devices and industry educational resources.

Seats are limited!   Pre-Registration is Required  – Additional cost will apply


Conference Registration


Our Speakers: 


Kelly St Denis DVM

Seneni Ratnayake RVT

Kelsey Beth Carpenter RVT

Ashley Gaudet RVT

Daniel Harvey RVT



8-8:45  Registration/Breakfast

8:45-9:00  Welcome

9:00-10:00 Keynote: Kelsey Beth Carpenter RVT “Let Them Watch!”

10-10:15 Break

10:15-11:15 Senani Ratnayake RVT“Rallying the Troops”

11:15-12:30 -AGM

12:30-1:30 Lunch/Meet the RVT

1:30-3:30  Senani Ratnayake RVT“Influencing Your Workplace” OR Tara Edwards DVM Cruciate Disease (50min) Neurological Rehabilitation(50 min)

3:30-5:30 Trade Show/Job Fair

5:30-9  Tapas, Awards and Kelsey Beth Carpenter sings!



Saturday April 4th, 2020

8-8:30 Registration/Breakfast

8:30-9 Welcome/Meet the RVT

9-10:00 Kelly St. Denis DVM “Feline House Soiling” OR Ashley Gaudet RVT “How to Perform Post Mortems”

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:30 Kelly St. Denis DVM“Senior Cat Quality of life” OR Ashley Gaudet RVT “Increasing your Scope of Practice and Path to VTS”

11:30-1pm Lunch

1-3pm  Kelly St Denis DVM “Blood Pressure Monitoring” OR Daniel Harvey RVT “RVTs role in Hospital Acquired Infection”

3-3:15pm Break

3:15-4:30 Kelly St Denis DVM “Feline Friendly Checkups” OR Daniel Harvey RVT “ Cleaning, Decontamination and Sterilization”