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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Heather Prendergast

Ms. Heather Prendergast

RVT, CVPM, SPHR

Board President

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Travis McDermott

DVM

President-Elect

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Brian Darrow

DVM

Vice-President

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David Stearns

RVT

Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

PAST PRESIDENTS

 

 

In Memoriam: Dr. Arthur A. Bickford

We sadly announce the passing of Dr. Arthur A. Bickford on July 29, 2023 at the age of 86.

A former President of Viticus Group (Western Veterinary Conference) in 2000, Dr. Bickford dedicated much of his time to our organization and received numerous accolades throughout his career in veterinary medicine.

Instead of flowers, consider donating to the Arthur A. Bickford Endowed Avian Residency Program Fund, established to support avian residency students. Learn more about the fund here.

Full obituary.

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EDUCATION MANAGERS

The Education Managers are the backbone of the world-class education presented at the WVC Annual Conference. Each of the six managers have been identified as key opinion leaders in their respective areas of speciality practice and have been tasked to seek the best and brightest in the profession to present at the Annual Conference.

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KARA BURNS, MS, MED, LVT, VTS (NUTRITION)

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
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CYNTHIA FAUX, DVM, DACVIM (Large Animal), PhD

Avian & Exotics
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ROBERT SAGER, DVM, MS, PHD, DABVP

FOOD ANIMAL
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LESLIE A. MAMALIS, MBA, MSIT, CVA

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
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Caitlin O'Shea, DVM, DACVS-LA, CVA

EQUINE
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STUART GALBRAITH, RVT

MODERATOR FACILITATOR
VITICUS GROUP - Living Our Values

INTEGRITY. COMMUNITY. ACHEIVEMENT. RESPECT. EXCELLENCE.

CORE VALUES

  • INTEGRITY - Upholding honesty, transparency, and ethical behavior in all aspects of our work. We commit to maintaining the highest standards of integrity in our relationships with clients, partners, and the community.
  • COMMUNITY- Fostering a sense of unity, collaboration, and social responsibility. We strive to build a supportive and inclusive
    community that values diversity and actively contributes to the
    well-being of both local and global communities.
  • ACHIEVEMENT - Pursuing excellence and continuous improvement in everything we do. We encourage a culture of innovation, learning, and setting along with exceeding at ambitious goals, both for ourselves and for the professionals we serve.
  • RESPECT - Treating all individuals with dignity, empathy, and understanding. We value diversity of thought and background, promoting an environment where everyone feels respected and appreciated for their unique contributions.
  • EXCELLENCE - Committing to the highest standards of quality and performance. We aim for excellence in the development and
    delivery of our educational programs, as well as in our interactions with clients, partners, and each other. Continuous improvement is at the core of our pursuit of excellence.

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Andrea Davis

Chief Executive Officer
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Aubrey Arreola, CMP

Chief Operating Officer
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Stephanie Gerling

Chief Financial Officer
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Anthony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR

Chief Veterinary Medical Officer
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Shawn T. Tsuda, MD, MBA, FACS

Chief Medical Officer

OPEN POSITIONS

Are you interested in joining the team? Click here to learn more about our culture and open positions today!