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Dr. Betsy Charles

Dr. Betsy Charles

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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.

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Dr. Karen Cornell

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

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Dr. Andrew Clark

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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

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

Dr. Kenita Rogers

Dr. Kenita Rogers

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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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The Wisdom of Adversity

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I frequently ponder which has been my better teacher, success or failure. For me the scale usually tips towards failure. On the surface this looks like a cup-half-empty instead of a cup-half-full way of looking at life. However, I’ve come to see failure as a gift although it usually doesn’t feel that way, at least initially. Failure is part of the struggle we all have to achieve our purpose as leaders or as human beings.

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