Founder and CEO, Veterinary Business Advisors
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
Dr. Lacroix is in-demand as a speaker around the world, frequently presenting at major veterinary association events, along with numerous radio and TV appearances. She earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1988 from UC Davis, completed a large-animal internship at the University of Guelph, and worked at an equine medical and surgical referral practice serving northern New Jersey. She then earned her JD degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1997. Contributing regularly to the JAVMA, NAVC’s Today’s Veterinary Practice and Veterinary Practice News, and AAHA, VCNA and DVM360 publications.
President, Amy Grice VMD MBA LLC
Virginia City, Montana
Dr. Grice was an ambulatory equine practitioner in the Hudson Valley of NY for 25 years and served as the managing partner of Rhinebeck Equine LLP, a large equine referral practice, until 2015, when she opened a veterinary business consulting firm. She completed her veterinary education at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine and earned her MBA from Marist College School of Management in 2014. Dr. Grice is a member of the Board of Directors of the AAEP, where she also serves on several committees and her areas of special interest are communication, leadership, and business strategies.
DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, CHT
Director, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
Dr. Slovis has published over 50 manuscripts in both national and international peer reviewed veterinary journals. He is a frequent speaker at many national and international veterinary conferences. He is the Editor of both the Atlas of Equine Endoscopy and The Atlas of Diseases/Disorders of the Foal both distributed by Elsevier. He has also authored numerous book chapters related to Equine Neonatology, Equine Neurology, Hyperbaric medicine, and infectious diseases. He is also a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist and a Member of the Veterinary Infectious Disease Society.
Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, JD
10:30am – Sunday, Dec. 5th @ Music City Center
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health
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12:00pm – Sunday, Dec. 5th @ Music City Center
AAEVT members are cordially invited to attend the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians & Assistants General Members Meeting. The Executive Board will provide a summary of the year’s projects and activities, a financial overview, outline initiatives for 2022, and install the next year’s Board members. Awards for Member of the Year and Regional Contact of the Year will be presented, along with the 2021 Scholarship winners. This is an important opportunity for you to network and stay involved in our Association as we build and grow our community. We hope to see you all there!
5:30pm – Sunday, Dec. 5th @ Music City Center
Sponsored by BIAH and Patterson Veterinary
Join us for an evening of celebrating our Association! Here’s your chance to network with other members, reconnect with friends, bump into old classmates, get some face-time with your Board members, and just have fun. We will also be hosting our annual Silent Auction and Raffle – the proceeds of which directly go toward providing Scholarships for you and your peers in 2022. What an amazing way to connect and give back!
The AAEVT, AAEP and the Music City Center are committed to protecting the health and safety of our convention attendees.
All convention attendees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test for COVID-19 within 72 hours of the event.
Information regarding the process for providing this documentation will be sent to all registrants and participants closer to the event date. The AAEVT & AAEP also will follow the most current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the time of the event regarding the wearing of masks. We will communicate with registered attendees before the start of the event regarding the expectations for mask usage while in the venue. View the CDC’s current guidance here.