Your Best Staff: Developing a Training Program (1304)
Professional Development |  Personnel Management
Friday |  4:00 PM -  4:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||214C



Liz Hughston RVT, CVT, MEd., VTS(SAIM, ECC)
TnL Tech Ed

Liz has been practicing as a veterinary technician in California since her graduation from Foothill College in 2006. In 2012, Liz was certified as a VTS in both Small Animal Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care. She is currently a consultant, trainer, and relief technician in the San Francisco Bay Area for both general and emergency/specialty practices. Liz was elected President-Elect of the Academy of Internal Medicine Veterinary Technicians in 2016 and also serves as co-Chair of the AVECCT Mentorship Committee. In 2013, Liz received CaRVTA's inaugural RVT of the Year Award. She is a frequent and sought-after national and international speaker on topics in emergency, critical care, small animal internal medicine, and professional development. In her "free time" (ha!) she takes care of her 3 dogs, 1 cat, and a husband in San Jose, California.

Megan Brashear BS, CVT, VTS (ECC)
VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists

Megan Brashear has been a CVT in Oregon since 2000 and a VTS(ECC) since 2004. She lives in Portland and is the Specialty Technician Trainer at VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists. She is passionate about all things emergency/critical care and enjoys lecturing internationally and helping technicians learn to think critically. In her spare time Megan enjoys exploring hiking trails and waterfalls with her German Shorthaired Pointer.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


Training new and existing medical staff can be an overwhelming task, and often one that needs to be completed overnight. Learn from two technicians who have been in your shoes, and have developed structured staff training programs in their hospitals. You'll learn how to get started, gain support from the entire team, and retain great staff members through a custom training program you create.

Learning Objectives

1. Attendees will learn how a structured training program can benefit their hospital

2. Attendees will get tips and information on how to set up a training program

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