Keynote speaker

Dr. Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and pioneer in improving the handling and welfare of farm animals. Temple’s achievements are remarkable because she was an autistic child. At age two she had no speech and all the signs of severe autism.

Many hours of speech therapy and intensive teaching enabled Temple to learn speech. Mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated Temple to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer.

Her book, Animals in Translation was a New York Times best seller. She also has a popular TED Talk. In 2010, she was honored in Time Magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People in the World.”

There are no limits on virtual tickets, so please invite your MWADVM friends to join the wild adventure!

A veterinary CE conference designed to fill up your brain, but also your heart.

CE by the Sea Speakers

Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)

Dr. Sue Ettinger is a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker, book author, podcaster, and vlogger. She was voted the 2019 Western Veterinary Conference Small Animal Continuing Educator of the Year. Also known as Dr Sue Cancer Vet®, she is most passionate about raising cancer awareness and has developed “See Something, Do Something, Why Wait? Aspirate.®” to promote early cancer detection and diagnosis. She is co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Fidu, a teleconsulting company to bring together general practice veterinarians and boarded veterinary specialists. She can be found on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook helping clients and veterinary professionals with cancer in pets.

Michelle Goodnight, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Goodnight is a MWADVM who is board certified in emergency and critical care. She graduated from VMR-CVM in 2002, accepting a commission in the Army. Dr. Goodnight served at Parris Island, SC; Schweinfurt, Germany; Mosul, Iraq; and Fort Bragg, NC. She medically retired in 2015. Her military awards include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Unit Commendation, and Combat Action Badge. She completed her residency at The Ohio State University in 2011. Dr. Goodnight currently teaches veterinary technology at Gwinnett Technical College, works as a relief ECC veterinarian, and serves as Vice Chair of the board for a local spay/neuter non-profit. She lives with her husband, two teenage children, and more than 50 animals on their farm in Dacula, Georgia.

Dr. Donnell Hansen, DVM, DAVDC

Dr. Donnell Hansen, a Minnesota native, and a small group of friends joined together to form the Moxie Center (which was the first hospital to be now known as BluePearl) in Minnesota’s twin cities and splits time between the two local full-service referral hospitals. Although her daily life is spent in specialty care, in 2011, her and her husband, also a veterinarian, opened Rice Creek Animal Hospital which provides some balance and perspective about life in family practice. Recently, Dr. Hansen developed “Four Legged Tooth Fairy” a continuing education center for family DVMs and CVTs to enhance/develop their dental skills and improve their practice health. Dr. Hansen’s special interest is maxillofacial surgery, however the truth is, she loves the whole darn gig… especially when she gets to share veterinary dentistry.

Dani McVety, DVM

In addition to her role as a hospice veterinarian and Founder & CEO of Lap of Love, Dani McVety is a speaker, consultant, author, and Mom with a DVM. After graduating from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, she practiced emergency medicine and gained a greater understanding of how to help families at a time in which they felt most helpless. This has become her greatest fulfillment in veterinary medicine: helping to provide comfort and peace to pets through Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice. Dani and her cofounder, Dr. Mary Gardner, have grown the company into one of the most respected networks of doctors in the veterinary profession, setting the standard for end-of-life care higher than it has ever been before.


Dr. McCauley graduated in 1992 from Colorado State SVM. After six years in general practice, she became a pioneer in the field of Veterinary Rehabilitation, designing the first underwater treadmill for dogs. Dr. McCauley started the first Veterinary Rehabilitation Clinic in 1998, TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation, and was on faculty at Canine Rehabilitation Institute for 14 years. She is certified in Acupuncture and Chiropractic therapy and in 2014 became Board Certified in Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. McCauley is an International lecturer and contributing author in many textbooks and journals. She was awarded the 2011 Iams AARV Award of Excellence in the Field of Rehabilitation and the 2015 AHVMA Holistic Practitioner of the Year Award. In 2017 Dr. McCauley opened Red Tail Rehab mobile practice in North Carolina and in 2020 created Optimum Pet Vitality online learning platform. Her first available offering consists of a fun and thorough laser course.

Shelby Reinstein, DVM, DACVO

Dr. Shelby Reinstein, DACVO is a board-certified ophthalmologist residing in the beautiful area of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Dr. Reinstein obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science degrees from Kansas State University and completed her fellowship and residency in Ophthalmology at PennVet. Dr. Reinstein spent 7 years in clinical practice at a large, multi-specialty hospital, during which time she provided care to thousands of pets, performing hundreds of vision-saving surgeries. Dr. Reinstein has a passion for continuing education and recently published the Guide to Clinical Ophthalmology, a handbook for general practitioners. She writes articles for Clinician’s Brief, Today’s Veterinary Practice, and is the ophthalmology consultant for VETgirl.

Cherice Roth, DVM

Dr. Cherice Roth is a MWADVM and graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. Before veterinary school, she earned a Master’s Degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Biochemistry. She spent time perfecting her exotic animal medicine and surgical knowledge in Australia, and upon returning to the U.S., mentored and guided veterinary assistants and DVMs in her home hospitals. She has held many roles within veterinary medicine from associate DVM, Medical Operations Support Manager all the way to Chief Veterinary Officer. Dr. Roth has done clinical, industry and administrative work within Veterinary Medicine. She was one of the developers of the RACE approved Virtual Care University as well as MyPetDoc. Dr. Roth has remained on the cutting edge of perfecting virtual veterinary care. She is currently the Chief Medical Officer of Fuzzy Pet Health.

Dr. Jessica Vogelsang, DVM

Dr. Jessica Vogelsang is a MWADVM, bestselling author of All Dogs Go to Kevin, and Veterinary Content Strategist for AAHA. As the founder of Pawcurious Media back in 2009, she was one of the first veterinarians to explore how the internet was going to impact the profession and build community. In that time she reached hundreds of thousands of pet owners around the world, helped launch sites such as and Snout School, and created the Veterinary Telemedicine community in response to COVID-19. She currently sits on the boards of the Mark Morris Institute and the Veterinary Virtual Care Association.

Conference Sessions/Topics

Sue Ettinger
DVM, DACVIM (oncology)

  • Cancer ABCs: Aspirates, Biopsies and Cytology
  • What’s New in Cancer 2022

Michelle Goodnight

  • Critical Patient Anesthesia: What do you do when you need to anesthetize them so you can stabilize them?
  • Cool Cases: They won’t go elsewhere, so what do I do
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Oh How Sweet It Is.

Donnell Hansen

  • Meouch: All things in feline dentistry
  • Bumps in the Oral Cavity: What to do about oral masses in general practice

Dani McVety

  • The Pearls of Work Life Balance
  • The Art of Euthansia

Laurie McCauley

  • Laser Therapy Master Class: Pain, Inflammation and Beyond

Shelby Reinstein

  • Navigating Sudden Vision Loss in Dogs & Cats (2-hour session)

Cherice Roth

  • The Digital Pet Exam

Jessica Vogelsang

  • The Secret Life of Vets: The truth about heroes, motherhood, and finding your happily ever after
  • The Seven Types of Bad Reviews (Mainstage Lunch & Learn)
  • Are You Crisis Ready? Surviving a Social Media Firestorm (Mainstage Lunch & Learn)

RACE approved for a maximum of 17 hours of CE

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Spaces for the virtual moms to hang out, ask questions, and socialize during the online event, plus…live, behind-the-scenes action from vet moms’ personal feeds.

Limited edition conference t-shirt mailed to your door (Must purchase ticket by January 31 for the t-shirt to be included with ticket purchase. Unfortunately supply chain issues dictate that we must order them super early)

There will be tech support on hand to help you with any issues (don’t be daunted; we’ve got your back!).

Cancellation policy:

If you need to cancel your virtual conference registration, you may do so for a full refund, less a $39 processing charge, through Friday, April 1, 2022. Attendees who register after this deadline date or who do not cancel in writing (email: by April 1st are responsible for the full registration fee. No refunds are available for no-shows. Thank you for understanding.