We are delighted to announce the 2022 speakers:
Tyler Grogan is a Certified Veterinary Technician with experience in a variety of practices. She has worked on the floor in specialty, emergency and general practice and as a marketing manager. Currently, she is working as a Content Specialist for the Uncharted Veterinary Conference. A long-time theme park enthusiast, a chance conversation with an engineer exposed her to the concept of Queue Theory, and the math and psychology behind how theme parks manage wait times. Her passionate mindset for innovation in vet medicine was immediately excited by the idea that Queue Theory could be applied in the veterinary setting. As a speaker, Tyler enjoys exploring the ways we can make the experiences in veterinary medicine better for everyone.
Aaron Massecar, MA PhD is principal at Better Habits Consulting. Since completing his PhD in philosophy and habit development, he has been focused on bringing evidence-based practices to veterinary education. This journey has taken him to Texas A&M where he helped build the Veterinary Entrepreneurship Academy and the Veterinary Innovation Summit. From there he became the Executive Director of the Veterinary Innovation Council and the Senior Vice President of Learning at the North American Veterinary Community. After working at the Translational Medicine Institute at Colorado State University, he joined the Veterinary Emergency Group as Vice President of their education department. Aaron and his wife live in Colorado with their three dogs and two cats.
Dr. Dave Nicol is a veterinarian with more than 20 years of experience in general practice and has held several leadership roles within practice and industry. He has written three books, most recently the best-selling, So You’re A Vet…Now What? – a manifesto on how to survive as a veterinarian after graduation. Dr. Dave hosts The Blunt Dissection podcasts which combined has been played more than 250,000 times. He owns Roundwood Vets, a boutique vet practice in London and founded VetX International to help vets connect with their career and help practice owners create fantastic practices for the vets to work in. He speaks at conferences all over the world to speak about his favourite topic of leadership and generally cheerleading for the veterinary profession. In 2019 he was voted VMX Practice Manager Speaker of the Year. You can learn more about his work at www.vetxinternational.com
Senani Ratnayake has been educating veterinary professionals since 2004 and has received multiple awards for her contributions to veterinary medicine, including the 2021 RVTTC RVT of the Year and the Founders Award from Dr. Andy Roark’s Uncharted Veterinary Community. She is noted as a thought-provoking story-teller, providing practical tools and applicable solutions for the everyday realities of the veterinary profession. Working in practice, Industry and with a corporate group, she has gained a unique perspective and utilizes these insights to relate to, and engage, her audience. She is currently the Director of Learning and Engagement at Vet Alliance / Globalvet, building out a best-in-class platform of support for Canadian hospitals and their teams. Senani is best known for her sessions on management, leadership, team building, communication, customer service and compliance. She is also a popular coach and mentor for RVTs and DVMs who appreciate her authentic and honest approach to their personal success.