Treat yourself to two full days of online learning, connecting and networking with veterinarians and veterinary colleagues from across Canada.
Dr. Charlotte Williams, who has been a mixed practice veterinarian for 26 years, runs her own clinic in the small town of Elrose, in rural Saskatchewan.
A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Williams was the first black female veterinarian in that province. Her career in veterinary medicine has been marked by many achievements, including a term as president of the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA) in 2016 – the first black person to hold that position in the SVMA’s history.
In addition to that experience, which she describes as “challenging but very enlightening,” and “the highlight of (her) career,” Dr. Williams has had the honour of serving as board member of the Saskatchewan Hall of Fame, and is particularly proud to have been able to both have a successful career and raise three beautiful children (now adults) with her husband of 29 years.
Dr. Williams takes great pride in being a descendant of the first black settlers in Saskatchewan. Grateful for the freedom and opportunities her ancestors found in Canada, she is “hopeful (she) can encourage or inspire other people of color to become veterinarians,” and is “willing to do whatever (she) can to help those who want a career in this industry.”
Dr. Sue Ettinger is a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker, book author, and video blogger. A dynamic and engaging speaker, she was voted the 2019 Western Veterinary Conference Small Animal Continuing Educator of the Year. She is one of approximately 450 board-certified specialists in medical oncology in North America and currently practises at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. She is co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Fidu, a teleconsulting company, which brings together general practice veterinarians and board-certified veterinary specialists. She received her veterinary training at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her residency in medical oncology at the Animal Medical Center in NYC.
Also known as Dr. Sue Cancer Vet ®, Dr. Ettinger is the co-author of the second edition of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, which is a best-selling book in small animal health for the last several years. She is a frequent contributor to many veterinary publications, including Today’s Veterinary Practice, Today’s Veterinary Business, Clinician’s Brief, Veterinary Team Brief, and DVM360. She has also co-hosted the podcast The Pet Cancer Vet and is a frequent guest on many veterinary podcasts.
Dr. Ettinger is most passionate about raising cancer awareness, and she has developed “See Something, Do Something, Why Wait? Aspirate.®” to promote early cancer detection and diagnosis. She loves to use social media to help clients and veterinary professionals with cancer in pets, including Instagram, her YouTube channel, and her popular Facebook page with over 38,000 fans.
Dr. Andy Roark is a practicing veterinarian, international speaker, author, and media personality. He is an award-winning columnist for DVM360 and writes for a variety of other publications. Dr. Roark’s popular Facebook page has over 160,000 fans, he is the host of the popular YouTube show Cone of Shame, and his humorous educational videos have been viewed over a million times.
Dr. Roark has received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine and has been named Practice Management Speaker of the Year at NAVC, one of the world’s largest veterinary conferences. In both 2013 and 2015, practices where Dr. Roark works were named as finalists in the American Animal Hospital Association’s Practice of the Year Contest.