With veterinary telemedicine on the rise, many practices are quickly looking for more information on how it works, what legalities exist and how it can work for their practice. This information gathering then results in additional challenges of selecting a platform and marketing it successfully to the practice’s clientele. This telemedicine academy is designed to break up the information into more “do-able” pieces-- definitions, choosing, implementing and marketing. Each section includes a RACE- and CVPM- approved lecture, presentation notes, checklists and templates to help make successful integration of veterinary telemedicine a reality for a veterinary practice.
Dr. Crista Wallis graduated from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She co-owns and operates Monticello Animal Hospital in Shawnee, KS, specializing in small animal and exotic animal medicine. She is very excited to join the Vet2Pet team as Telemedicine Coach and brings a great deal of expertise and experience to help our clients on their telemedicine journey. She loves her profession and helping others in the community with the connection to pets. Crista believes that if you put your best self out into the universe, a ripple effect of positive energy will touch all those around you!Email
Dr. Stacee Santi is the CEO and founder of Vet2Pet App Builders, where she developed a strategy to connect with clients and improve patient care through the development of a personalized custom app for veterinary practices. Stacee earned her DVM from Colorado State University in 1996. With over 20 years of clinical experience in small animal and emergency practice, Stacee brings an “in-the-trenches” approach to innovation and solutions for veterinary teams. She has served as a medical advisory consultant for NVA for 5 years, medical director for a general/ER AAHA-accredited practice in Colorado and is currently President of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, as well as Chairperson for their Telehealth Task Force. Stacee is regarded as a key opinion leader on mobile applications and veterinary reward programs. FUN FACT: Stacee is the former roller-skating champion of New Mexico.Email
Dr. Caitlin DeWilde is the founder of The Social DVM, a consulting firm devoted to helping veterinary professionals learn how to manage and grow their social media, online reputation and marketing strategies. Working with large industry groups and individual practices alike, Caitlin and her team are passionate about translating the geek speak to veterinary speak, and helping vets reach more clients and pets. Caitlin is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and a recipient of their Outstanding Young Alumni Award, and also an alum of the AVMA’s Future Leaders Program. She served as medical director for a large AAHA/Fear Free/Cat-Friendly certified hospital in St. Louis before stepping back to focus on her marketing passion. Today, she divides her time between practice, consulting, and writing. She is the author of a new book from AAHA Press, “Social Media and Marketing for Veterinary Professionals,” and a columnist for Today’s Veterinary Business.Email