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Sally Lynch, DVM
👉The Art of Euthanasia 🩺
👉5 Elements of Hospice
👉Assessing Quality of Life
A native of Louisiana, Dr. Lynch has been an avid animal enthusiast from a young age. Before veterinary school, she completed a master’s in community health sciences at Louisiana State University’s School of Public Health where much of her research was focused on the mutual health benefits of the human-animal bond and pet ownership, a topic that remains close to her heart.
A 2014 graduate from from Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, she completed a 1-year internship in small animal medicine at Nashville Veterinary Specialists. After some time in general practice, she realized that her passion was to serve clients and patients in a more personal way. She joined Lap of Love in 2017 and, over the last 6 years, has had the honor of helping over 3,000 pets find their angel wings in the in the embrace of their families.
If she was a scented candle, she would be Grandfather's Library with a hint of Lavender and an underscent of PeptoBismol. 📚💜🥄
Melissa Bain, DVM, DACVB, MS, DACAW
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
👉"He's not Spawn of Satan. 😈 His name is _____." Practical ways to decrease stress in our patients.
👉"No, I don't play with puppies all day. Instead, my day is full of ____________." How to make friends and influence puppies. 🐶
👉"I'd rather _______ than crate my Border Collie." Perioperative strategies to help amelioriate stress.
Melissa Bain is a Professor of Clinical Animal Behavior at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and is boarded by both the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and the American College of Animal Welfare.. She
received her DVM from the University of Illinois, completed her Behavior residency at UC Davis, and then completed a Masters in Advanced Clinical Research at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She is past-president of the
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and the American College
of Veterinary Behaviorists, and currently sits on the board of the American College of Animal Welfare. In 2016 she received the AVMA Bustad Award
for the Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year, and in 2019 she received the WSAVA Companion Animal Welfare Award.
If she was a scented candle, she would be lavender! 💜
Bash Halow, CVPM, LVT
👉I'm So Sorry, I'm So Late. Can You See me Anyhow? 🤦🏽♀️
👉Cycle of Service or SLOWvice?🐢
👉Difficult Valuable Conversations😬
Bash is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, a certified veterinary practice manager and a licensed veterinary technician. As a veterinary
business advisor and a veteran practice manager with more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Halow has helped dozens of veterinary hospitals
understand how to build stronger teams and responsibly and ethically grow their businesses.
He is a frequent contributor to DVM 360, Vetted
and other publications like AAHA Trends and Today’s Veterinary Business. He is a member of the advisory board for the Fetch360 veterinary conferences, and has been an invited speaker at all the major U.S. veterinary conferences including AVMA, AAHA, VMX, Western, Midwest, CVC,IVECCS; state associations, and international conferences like APVC, OVMA, the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association and addressed the Veterinary Management Association at the House of Lords, London, in June 2018.
He is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, the PVMA, founder and member of the New Jersey Veterinary Hospital Management Association, founder of the Big Apple Veterinary Management Association in New York City, and proud member of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association. Mr. Halow was the 2013 recipient of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association’s President’s Award for management education in the state of Pennsylvania. He resides in New York City.
If he was a scented candle, he would be phosphorus!🎇
Jenifer Chatfield, DVM, DACZM, DACVPM
👉 Aren't Fleas Fun on Felines? 😸
👉Risky Business? What You Need to Know about Zoonotic Pathogens. 😳
Dr. Jenifer Chatfield is a double-boarded veterinarian (nerd!) with a passion for infectious diseases, French bulldogs, and adventure (typically had while politely holding a martini glass)! She has had at least 10,000 jobs (she looks so young!) and thinks everyone should be so lucky as to get to be a veterinarian.
She graduated from Texas A&M University’s CVM and has pursued emergency medicine and zoo medicine throughout her career. She owned two emergency clinics and has been the Senior Veterinarian in a zoo. She completed fieldwork in Madagascar and South America and continues to explore new areas of medicine as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine for more than 10 years.
Dr. Chatfield is a Medical Reserve Corps member and developed the “Veterinary Support to Zoological Animals in a Disaster” for the National Veterinary Response Teams training curriculum. Dr. Chatfield has chaired the Florida Veterinary Medical Association’s (FVMA) One Health Committee and co-chaired FVMA’s Disaster Response Committee.
These days Dr. Chatfield wiles away her days serving as her frenchie’s lady-in-waiting, basking on Caribbean beaches as often as possible, and occasionally providing clinical relief services at her favorite practices.
AND she is cohost and creator of Chats with the Chatfields, a 2022 nominee for people’s choice podcast awards where she holds interesting conversations about animals with interesting people.
If she was a scented candle, she would be
Hilal Dogan, DVM, CCTP, RYT
👉Not Another Wellness Talk
Dr Hilal Dogan completed veterinary school in 2015 at Massey University in New Zealand. During her final year of veterinary school, she was class president and launched the Veterinary Confessionals Project.
After graduating she moved to Maui, Hawaii where she worked as both and emergency DVM as well as a GP for 3 years. In 2017 she completed a certification as a Human Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). She relocated to Denver, Colorado in 2018 and has been working as an emergency relief DVM since.
Since 2015 she has speaking and leading workshops at various veterinary conferences throughout the world on topics relating to the veterinary confessionals project, traumatic stress, resilience, and well-being. She was also writing and editing clinical and non-clinical articles for DVM360 magazine. In 2022 she completed her 200 hr yoga alliance teacher certification. Her other passions outside of vet med involve biking, yoga, writing, cooking, comedy, sports and traveling.
If she was a scented candle she would be sage and citrus.🌿🍊