Leading With Integrity

A retreat for veterinary professionals who desire to lead differently.

 

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June 4-9th, 2018

 

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Welcome to The Veterinary Leadership Institute (VLI), a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of healthy and resilient leaders who can make a positive difference for the profession.

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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

Board of Directors

Dr. Cornell is a professor and the Associate Dean for Professional Programs at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Lauren Olavessen

Board of Directors

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

Dr. Kenita Rogers

Board of Directors

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

Dr. Darcy Shaw

Board of Directors

Dr. Shaw is a recently retired and adjunct professor of small animal internal medicine in the Dept. of Companion Animals, Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island, Canada.

What's New

Seeing the Light

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Some time ago I took my children to the Cary Diwali festival. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, and the holiday is celebrated in Hindu cultures around the globe. I am always trying to find ways to introduce my kids to new cultures and experiences, and the Cary Diwali festival seemed like a great opportunity. Before we went to the festival event, we talked in general about its meaning in the Hindu religion, and an Indian neighbor suggested my kids think of it as Indian Christmas. I could not wait to see and taste all that the festival had to offer. Read More

Rise Resilient

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As a budding college graduate in the Spring of 2010 I had one goal in mind, to join the US Military and serve my country for 20 years. After being accepted by the Army Officer Candidate program, I flew down to Ft. Benning, GA for three months of basic training followed by six more months of Officer Candidate School to earn commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. My dream was to be an infantry officer and serve on the front lines. After graduating Basic Training, I watched my dream die in one fell swoop. During a 5 mile run my knee locked up, I fell and tore my MCL.

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A Lesson in Bluegrass

By | Emotional Intelligence, In Practice, Servant Leadership | No Comments

At our house, a perfect Sunday evening ritual includes a tasty grilled dinner, enjoyed together on the back porch, while listening to the Pinecone Bluegrass Show. It’s a relaxing cap to an active weekend, and a great way for our family to connect in advance of the busy week ahead. As a family, we love the bluegrass sound, and also the rich stories the music tells.

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