Wyoming Veterinary Technician Association

PO Box 34
Cody, WY 82414



WyVTA Annual CE Conference & Annual Meeting

Saturday & Sunday, September 12th & 13th, 2020

Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm; Sunday: 8:00am – 12:00pm

1.5 Days of CE with no price increase!




Checks and applications must be submitted/postmarked by August 31, 2020:

⦁ AVMA Accredited VT Program Students: FREE; or 

⦁ WyVTA Members: $75 Saturday only; $50 Sunday only; or $105 Saturday & Sunday; or

⦁ Non-Members: $100 Saturday only; $75 Sunday only; or $125 Saturday & Sunday

If Postmarked after August 31 or onsite** (regardless of membership status)$135

*Registration includes: Saturday buffet lunch (meat and vegetarian selections), mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks; Sunday mid-morning snack

**Luncheon selection not guaranteed for onsite registrations


Guest Speakers:

Julie Squires, BA, Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist (CCFS), Certified Life Coach, Founder & Principal of Rekindle, LLC

Julie Squires is a Compassion Fatigue Specialist and Certified Life Coach who brings a unique perspective and approach to support the sustained energy and passion of those that work with and for animals in the emotionally challenging fields of veterinary medicine, animal welfare, lab animal research, animal advocacy and conservation/environmentalism. She does this in a very distinct way, by empowering them to help themselves through easy-to-implement, yet powerful tools that allow them to see that they have much more control over their emotional lives than they realize. Julie has over twenty-five years of experience within leading organizations, developing and executing training, workshops and 1:1 coaching, most notably for Nestle Purina, Bayer Animal Health and IDEXX Laboratories. 



Brad DeGroot, DVM, Assistant Wyoming State Veterinarian – Livestock Board, Animal Health

As the Assistant State Veterinarian, Dr. DeGroot spends a considerable amount of time handling the livestock herd health. The Wyoming Livestock Board Animal Health Unit exercises general supervision over and protection of the livestock interests of the state from disease by implementing board rules and regulations, assisting in enforcement, monitoring the import of livestock and biologic agents into the state and disseminating lawful and accurate information. Most recently this included Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease 2 affecting wild rabbits, but concerning rabbit producers as well.




Saturday, September 12, 2020:

Going Beyond Compassion Fatigue: Julie Squires, BA, CCFS

⦁ 8:00am-8:50am: Compassion Fatigue Reboot

⦁ 8:50am-9:40am: The Antidote to Compassion Fatigue

9:40am-10:00am: Mid-Morning Break

⦁ 10:00am-10:50am: How to Feel Better: Part 1

⦁ 10:50am-11:40am: How to Feel Better: Part 2

11:40am-12:55pm: Annual WyVTA Membership Meeting, 2021 Board Elections & Luncheon

⦁ 1:00pm-2:00pm: Radical Self-Care

⦁ 2:00pm-2:45pm: Creating and Enforcing Boundaries

2:45pm-3:00pm: Mid-Afternoon Break

⦁ 3:00pm-4:00pm: Completing the Stress Cycle

⦁ 4:00pm-4:45pm: Mindfulness: Creating Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Wyoming Livestock and Animal Health Unit Topics: Brad DeGroot, DVM

8:00am-9:40am: Over the Counter Antibiotics: What is Coming Down the Pike Regarding Antimicrobial Use Regulations

9:40am-10:00am Morning Break

10:00am-11:40am: Tuberculosis and Brucellosis and Why We Test

*Please complete your conference evaluation and turn it in to registration to receive your CE Certificate before your leave the hotel. Thank you for attending!



Wyoming Veterinary Technician Association

2020 Continuing Education Registration

Sept 12th & 13th, 2020

*PLEASE NOTE: This conference will be LIVE, in-person at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper, WY. Register early as space will be limited due to ongoing Coronavirus limitations for social distancing. Masks will be required during sessions, but not during luncheon.

**Should the conference need to go virtual due to state regulations, hotel recommendations, or the WyVTA Board determines it is best for the safety of our membership/registrants, those registered will be notified immediately and the conference will be held virtually on ZOOM.us.



Click HERE to register for Fall 2020 CE Conference