Sunday, April 22nd • Oregon Zoo• 7 hrs CE Credit


This year’s Symposium will be a diverse educational program with presentations by keynote speaker Dr. Betsy Charles of the Veterinary Leadership Institute and OSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Wellness Coordinator, Dr. Alex Rowell. In addition, we will have 7 micro-lectures presented by member veterinarians and area professionals, on a variety of timely topics.


Throughout the event, we will have various of wellness activities available to attendees. We hope to develop a common understanding about health and wellness issues within the profession, and provide an opportunity for attendees to focus on themselves and learn tools and techniques to implement in their daily lives. By taking better care of ourselves and supporting one another, we strive to improve the health and well-being of our community.

(Full schedule will be posted in the coming weeks)

Keynote Speaker

Sponsored by Tanasbourne Veterinary Emergency

Betsy Charles DVM, MA

Dr. Charles holds a master’s degree in Organization Leadership and pairs that expertise with veterinary medicine to help veterinary professionals understand how emotionally intelligent servant leaders can facilitate the development of high functioning organizations. She has presented on leadership topics at the state and national level in numerous venues including over half of the veterinary colleges in the U.S., numerous state VMA’s, the AAEP national convention, NAVC, and the AVMA-VLC. She has served on the AVMA’s Council on Communication, the AAEP’s Leadership Development Committee and is just finishing her commitment on the AAEP’s Student Programs Task Force.



Oregon Zoo

Banquet Center
4001 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, OR  97221


Paid parking is in effect from 9:30am to 8:00pm

$2/hr, $8/all day

Registration Pricing

We are so excited to offer lower registration rates this year, for our member veterinarians and veterinary team members. We hope that this 35-50% decrease will help eliminate financial obstacles for those wanting to attend . We are grateful for incredible sponsor support making this possible!

  • Veterinary Team Affiliate (VTA) Program Participant

  • $45
  • Veterinary Team Members and Students

  • $70

Registration includes: Proceedings, 7 credits of high-quality continuing education, meals (light breakfast, full lunch & afternoon snack) and beverages throughout the day, as well as a variety of wellness activities!