Featured Speakers

Søren Boysen, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Søren Boysen obtained his DVM from the University of Saskatchewan, completed a small animal internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College, and a residency at Tufts University, becoming a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2003. He is the former Chief of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Montreal and currently a Full Professor of at the University of Calgary. A member of several EVECC, ACVECC and VetCOT committees, he continues to actively promote the global advancement of veterinary ECC. Extensively published and a recipient of numerous teaching and research excellence awards, he has become an internationally recognized speaker. He and his colleagues from Tufts developed and introduced the profession to FAST exams, and with colleagues at the University of Calgary, adapted veterinary point of care ultrasound for use in non-trauma patients. With the help of many great colleagues from around the world, he continues to develop ultrasound training techniques and workshops for non-specialist practitioners. Along with point of care ultrasound, his research interests include hemorrhage and resuscitation, coagulation, and perfusion.

Andrew Linklater, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Linklater grew up in Canada, he moved to the US to complete advanced training and became a diplomat of ACVECC in 2009. He oversees the emergency and critical care department at Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists. He has authored dozens of publications, including being a senior editor of two textbooks and has lectured at dozens of major national and international conferences. In his free time he enjoys travelling, running and doing anything outdoors with his dog.

Josh Vaisman CCFP, MAPPCP

Josh believes all veterinary professionals deserve to feel fulfilled by their work every day. Through his company, Flourish Veterinary Consulting, he combines more than 20 years of veterinary experience, a masters in Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology, and education in Positive Leadership and Positive Organizational Scholarship to help them achieve that.