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Wolfpack Leadership Conference 2020

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - February 8 @ 5:30 pm

The Wolfpack Leadership Conference is hosted annually by the NC State Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA).  The conference welcomes veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, veterinary office managers, and NC State faculty for a weekend of CE focused on developing and enhancing leadership within the veterinary profession.

The program for this year’s Wolfpack Leadership Conference is entitled Get Cultured! Friday evening sessions will be student focused and will take place at the NC State CVM. Saturday sessions will be practitioner and student focused and will also take place at the NC State CVM.

Friday, February 7th (Student-Focused)

Time: Topic: Speaker:
5:00pm-5:45pm Welcome and Check-In with Dinner Provided
5:45pm-6:45pm Keeping Your Cool in Vet School and Business Dr. Dani McVety
6:45pm-7:45pm Finding Positivity in Equine/Large Animal Practice Dr. Lisa Kivett
7:45pm-8:00pm Break
8:00pm-9:00pm Culture in Clinical Rotations and Internships Dr. Emily Tincher

Saturday, February 8th (Student and Practitioner Focused)

Time: Topic: Speaker:
8:00am-8:30am Check In and Coffee
8:30am-9:15am Embracing Change- the Why and How Dr. Mia Cary
9:15am-9:30am Break
9:30am-10:30am Culture, Climate, and Collaboration- How They Compare Dr. Mia Cary
10:30am-10:45am Break
10:45am-11:45am New Grad Power Plan Dr. Lindsay Gallagher
11:45am-1:00pm Cultural Panel and Lunch
1:00pm-1:45pm Breakout Session #1
1:45pm-2:00pm Break
2:00pm-2:45pm Breakout Session #2
2:45pm-3:00pm Break
3:00pm-4:00pm The Path of the Peaceful Business Owner: Managing Stress, Business, and Personal Life Dr. Dani McVety
4:00pm-4:15pm Break
4:15pm-5:15pm Finding Your Veterinary Niche: Standing Out in a Crazy Good Economy Dr. Dani McVety

Breakout sessions are first-come, first-serve basis. You can choose 2 sessions to attend.


Topic: Speaker:
Veterinary Leadership Dr. Emily Tincher
Building a culture from the ground up-from solo practice to small group Dr. Lisa Kivett
Cultural Differences in a Mobile Practice Setting Dr. Allen Cannedy
Mentorship 101 Dr. Lindsay Gallagher
Thriving in Emergency & Critical Care Medicine with Appreciative Inquiry - A Positive Organizational Strategy Focusing On What Works and Not What's Broken Dr. Sarah Musulin

Dani McVety, DVM– Lap of Love

Lisa Kivett, DVM, MS, DACVIM- Foundation Equine Clinic

Emily Tincher, DVM– Hope Veterinary Specialists, National VBMA Advisor, VLE Facilitator, and Field Veterinary Consultant for Nationwide Pet

Mia Cary, DVM– CEO and Change Agent of Cary Consulting

Lindsay Gallagher, VMD- Boston Veterinary Clinic






Allen Cannedy, DVM– Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at NC State CVM


Sarah Musulin DVM, DACVECC- Associate Clinical Professor, Emergency and Critical Care; Emergency Services Director; Blood Bank Director

Registration fees are as follows:

  • Veterinarians, Vet Techs, Practice Managers – $150
  • NCSU CVM Faulty – $80
  • Non-VBMA Student – $50
  • VBMA Students – Free

Registration fee includes dinner Friday night, lunch on Saturday, a conference mug, and seven hours of CVME credits as approved by the NCVMB.

Register Here


February 7 @ 5:00 pm
February 8 @ 5:30 pm
Event Category:


Office of Continuing Education & Outreach


NC State College of Veterinary Medicine

1060 William Moore Dr.




United States

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