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Dr. Betsy Charles

Dr. Betsy Charles

Executive Director

In addition to her role as the Executive Director of the VLI, Dr. Charles is also an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Western University of Health Sciences.

Dr. Karen Cornell

Dr. Karen Cornell

Board of Directors

Dr. Cornell is a professor and the Asst Dept Head for the Dept of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia.

Dr. Andrew Clark

Dr. Andrew Clark

Board of Directors

Dr. Clark is the founder and president of Andrew R Clark, DVM, MBA, LLC, a management consulting company focused on CLARITY.

Dr. Lauren Olavessen

Dr. Lauren Olavessen

Board of Directors

Dr. Olavessen is a Senior Manager for the Medical Outreach Programs at Idexx.

Dr. Kenita Rogers

Dr. Kenita Rogers

Board of Directors

Dr. Rogers is the Executive Associate Dean and Professor at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Darcy Shaw

Dr. Darcy Shaw

Board of Directors

Dr. Shaw is a professor of small animal internal medicine in the Dept. of Companion Animals at University of PEI.

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Fun on the Field

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One of the foundational premises of the activity night called Fun on the Field is “It is OK to play”. In fact, it is downright healthy.  And here is a little data for all your scientists to support my assertion.

Socio-emotional areas:

  • Expressing more confidence (Ginsburg, 2007; Gray, 2011)
  • Developing conflict-resolution skills (Gray, 2011)
  • Cultivating social skills such as flexibil­ity, empathy, and the ability to be aware of one’s self (Burdette &Whitaker, 2005; Ginsburg, 2007; Gray, 2011)

Cognitive areas:

  • Increasing problem-solving capabili­ties (Kleiber & Barnett-Morris, 1993; Burdette & Whitaker, 2005; Ginsburg, 2007; Gray, 2011)
  • Deepening critical-thinking skills (Hurwitz, 2002)
  • Increasing curiosity (Burdette & Whitaker, 2005; Ginsburg, 2007)

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Are you Ready for a Cruise?

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Have you thought about the things you are going to do during VLE2016?  If you’re an alum, have you thought about some of the fun things you did while at Ross Point? Here’s a video with Dr. Jen Quammen to introduce you to the cruise event at the Veterinary Leadership Experience.

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