About Veterinary Nurses and Technicians Conference 2023

The conference will feature two international speakers Megan Brashear and Elle Haskey, and special guest presenter Cat Robinson, The Radio Vet Nurse.

Megan Brashear

Megan graduated from Brigham Young University in 2000
with a BS in Animal Science with an emphasis in Veterinary
Technology. Megan earned her CVT in Oregon and then
in 2004 achieved a Veterinary Technician Specialty in
Emergency and Critical Care.
Megan is the Small Animal Veterinary Nursing Manager at
the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital where
she combines her passions for teaching, hands-on patient
care, and team management.
Megan was named the PetPlan Veterinary Technician
of the year in 2014, won Best Technician Case Report at
both the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical
Care Symposium and the North American Veterinary
Conference, and was awarded the VMX Technician Speaker
of the Year in 2017 and 2018. She has published veterinary
technician and nursing articles in the United States,
Canada, and the UK.
Megan is the current President of the Academy of
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians and
Nurses (AVECCTN).


Elle Haskey

Elle graduated in 2008 from the University of Bristol
with a BSc honours degree as a RVN. She moved to the
Midlands where she worked in a mixed practice for 2 years
before returning to the University of Bristol as Senior ICU
nurse. Elle spent 4 years back at Bristol where she studied
for and gained the VTS (ECC) qualification in 2012.
In 2013 Elle moved to London where she joined the Royal
Veterinary College Emergency and Critical Care team
where she is now Head ECC nurse. Elle is responsible for
co-managing a team of 33 nurses who work within the
emergency room and critical care unit.
She has lectured internationally, written several articles
and also contributed to book chapters.
Elle is on the editorial committee for The Veterinary Nurse
in addition to the committee for EVECCS and BSAVA.


Saturday and Sunday lectures include:

  • Critically Important Critical Thinking
  • Skills
  • Approach to the Seizuring Patient
  • ECG Interpretation
  • Nursing Acute Kidney Injury Patients
  • Nursing Coagulopathic Patients
  • Approach to the Trauma Patient
  • Blood Transfusions
  • The Basics of Medical Math
  • The Pharmacology of Cardiac Drugs
  • CPR
  • Understanding Fluid Therapy
  • Direct and Compassionate Communication