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Hill's Global Virtual Vet Students Day 2020

About this webinar


Hill’s Pet Nutrition are bringing you the first ever Global Virtual Vet Students Day on 29 August 2020 and it’s going to be one to remember.

Join us (virtually and free) for a day filled with a never-before combination of global speakers and influencers, all coming together in one space. We also have the one and only Larry Soffer, South Africa's own mentalist & illusionist joining us, so you won’t want to miss it.

IMPORTANT: The day is split into three sessions. At the top of this screen you will find a dropdown list - you need to register for all three sessions, by clicking on the dropdown menu on the page above to ensure that you get the link for each session (see image below).


PLEASE NOTE: There are no limits on the amount of people who register, but, only the first 1,500 people that "step" into the webinar room (or waiting room) will be able to view the live event (the waiting room opens 2 hours before the start of the webinar). All other people who have registered will receive the replay link to watch at a later stage, even those who registered but were not able to attend.

Registration information for the event on the 12th of September is OPEN! Click on this link to register.

Our speakers back in the day

Programme for the day (subject to change)

SESSION 1 (sign up with 9am link (GMT+2))

  • 09:00 - Welcome & Introduction (Hill's Pet Nutrition Team)
  • 09:30 - The year of the Rat (Ms Thami Nkadimeng)
  • 10:00 - 7 Principles of Consulting (Dr Alison Lambert)
  • 10:50 - Building resilience: tips on handling anxiety & stress in the veterinary world (Mrs Desiré Rees)
  • 11:40 - Entertainment Break (Larry Soffer)
  • 11:50 - How to find the best fit for externships/electives (Dr Aubrey Kumm)
  • 12:30 - Question & Answer Session & Panel Discussion
  • 13:00 - Lunch Break and end of Session 1

SESSION 2 (sign up with 1pm link (GMT+2))

  • 13:45 - Entertainment Break (Larry Soffer)
  • 14:00 - Unplugging (Eric Garcia)
  • 14:50 - Assessing Quality of Life (Dr Mary Gardner)
  • 15:50 - Breaking bad news (Dr Sue Ettinger, aka Dr Sue Cancer Vet)
  • 16:30 - Quick caffeine run and end of Session 2

SESSION 3 (sign up with 4:35pm link (GMT+2))

  • 16:45 - Pitfalls in the exam room (Dr Andy Roark)
  • 17:30 - Life Hacks for New Graduates (Dr Justine Lee, aka Vetgirl)
  • 18:15 - Fear Free (Dr Natalie Marks)
  • 18:55 - Close of Virtual Conference

Click here to view a Time Zone Converter (all times above are GMT+2/South African time) https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/

If you have any difficulties registering or have any queries, contact our organiser at corne@savetcon.co.za

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Dr Guy Fyvie Professional and Veterinary Affairs Manager @ Hill's Pet Nutrition South Africa

    Technical support for Hill’s team (sales and marketing) and Veterinary clients. • Organising and providing CPD for Veterinarians and Nurses. Small Animal Clinical Nutrition training/info for Vet and para-vet students, Vets and Para-vets, Key Thought Leaders, Hill’s team

  • Guest speaker
    Sr Dalene Jansen van Vuuren Hill's Pet Nutrition

    Sr Dalene is a vet nurse who qualified at Onderstepoort Faculty of Vet. Science in SA. She worked in the UK in private practice and returned home to join Hill's Pet Nutrition as a Territory Manager. She has been responsible for Hill's student support at the vet school for the past 13 years.

  • Guest speaker
    Desiré Rees Trainer l Coach l Mentor l Keynote Presenter @ Editt

    Desiré has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Communication, is a SETA accredited Facilitator and is a Personal Coach with deep expertise in communication strategy, leadership development and conflict resolution.

  • Team member
    Brigid Goudie Professional Veterinary Affairs Specialist @ Hill's Pet Nutrition South Africa

    Brigid qualified as veterinary nurse in 1994 & worked in welfare & private practice including exotic, behaviour & emergency medicine specialist clinics before joining Hill's. Brigid has a passion for providing excellent & relevant CPD and support for the veterinary profession.

  • Guest speaker
    Dr Sue Ettinger "Dr Sue Cancer Vet"

    Dr Sue is a boarded veterinary medical cancer specialist. As a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology), she is one of approximately 400 board-certified veterinary specialists in medical oncology in North America.

  • Guest speaker
    Dr Mary Gardner Chief Innovation Officer @ Lap of Love

    Dr Gardner’s professional goals are to increase awareness and medical care for the geriatric veterinary patient and the struggles that the families face, as well as educating the entire veterinary staff on the scientific and soft skills surrounding end of life care.

  • Guest speaker
    Dr Justine Lee Founder and Owner @ VETgirl

    Dr Lee is one of ± 450 board certified veterinary specialists worldwide in emergency and critical care and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. She also is board-certified in toxicology and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology.

  • Guest speaker
    Dr Andy Roark

    Andy is a veterinarian, international speaker, author, media personality. He is the founder of the Uncharted Veterinary Conference & DrAndyRoark.com. He has been an award-winning columnist for DVM360 and his popular Facebook page, website, podcast & YouTube show reach millions of people every month.

  • Guest speaker
    Thami Nkadimeng Message Architect

    Thami is a South African thought leader who conceptualises, creates and delivers messages to a wide range of audiences across the African continent and globe. She is a dynamic public figure that focuses on zestful and spirited solutions within communicating to individuals on public platforms.

  • Guest speaker
    Dr Natalie Marks Medical Director @ Blum Animal Hospital

    Dr Marks finds the ideal combination of teaching/mentoring in the Fear Free movement. She sat on the Fear Free Executive Council and is a national educator helping other private practitioners develop these techniques. She is an Elite Fear Free Certified Professional.

  • Guest speaker
    Dr Alison Lambert Founder @ Onswitch

    Alison worked in practice for several years before pursuing a career with Hills Pet Nutrition and MARS, discovering the customer experience passion that her award-winning company, Onswitch, is renowned for. Onswitch promotes customer-centred practice so pets, horses & livestock receive better care.

  • Guest speaker
    Dr Aubrey Kümm, MSc Med (Neuroscience) BVSc MRCVS Founder & CEO @ GuavaAi Ltd

    Dr Aubrey Kümm is the founder and CEO of Guava Ai, a veterinary technology company that developed GuavaVet, the first veterinary-specific algorithm-based recruitment platform for the profession.

  • Guest speaker
    Larry Soffer

  • Guest speaker
    Eric D. Garcia Founder. IT Expert. Digital Marketer. Industry Thought Leader. @ Simply Done Tech Solutions

    When it comes to helping veterinary practices streamline their technology and attract and retain clients, Eric Garcia has a proven track record of educating the industry and producing results.