Keynote Speakers


Jennifer Hatzel

Originally from Katy, Texas Jennifer attended Texas Tech University for three years prior to an early acceptance into veterinary school. Her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Upon graduation, she completed an equine internship in Ocala, Florida and neonatal intensive care fellowship in Lexington, Kentucky. She obtained a Master of Science from the University of Florida and completed a residency program in theriogenology from Colorado State University. Upon board certification with the American College of Theriogenologists in 2013, she began focusing on equine assisted reproduction at CSU and joined the faculty in 2017. Her research interests include in-vitro embryo production, particularly with post-mortem ovaries, and novel biomedical devices for the use of reproductive manipulation in the mare.

  • Preparation for the equine breeding season
  • Abnormalities encountered in the non-pregnant mare
  • How to approach the ‘problem mare’
  • Modern Methods for reproductive management of the mare
  • Assisted reproduction in practice, the field and the future
  • Complications encountered throughout gestation in the pregnant mare
  • Monitoring and managing the pregnant mare


Willana Basuki

Dr. Basuki was born and grew up in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. She earned her veterinary degree at the University of Queensland in 2010. Following a year of general practice and internships at Queensland Veterinary Specialists, she undertook a 3-year residency in Dentistry and Oral Surgery along with a master’s degree at Colorado State University. She then became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College by examination and worked at Tufts University before returning to Australia in 2020 and re-joined Queensland Veterinary Specialists as the first and only registered specialist in veterinary dentistry (small animal) in Queensland.  


  • Oral Anatomy and examination – do you know what you are looking at?
  • Periodontal disease – diagnosis and treatment options
  • Tooth resorption in small animals
  • Tooth fractures and other traumas
  • Flaps and fistula repairs
  • Jaw fracture repair
  • Dental radiographic techniques
  • Surgical extraction techniques


Jane Sykes

Jane Sykes is a Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine with a special interest in small animal infectious diseases. She obtained her veterinary degree and PhD in veterinary microbiology at the University of Melbourne in Australia, her residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Minnesota, an MBA degree from the University of Georgia in 2020, and most recently a Graduate Certificate in Public Health at Kansas State University. She is Board-Certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and joined the faculty at UC Davis in 2002. She has coauthored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, is the editor of the Elsevier textbook “Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases” and the editor of the 5th edition of Greene’s Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat. She co-founded the International Society of Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID), was the first President of that Society, and is currently Secretary-Treasurer of ISCAID. She was President of the ACVIM Specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine from 2012-2015, Associate Editor (Infectious Diseases) of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine and is currently Chair of the ACVIM Board of Regents. Her research interests are focused on infectious diseases of dogs and cats that have public health significance.


      • Ben Cunneen Memorial Lecture (Plenary)
      • Interpretation of diagnostic tests for infectious diseases
      • Bite wound infections
      • Pets, SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: What all veterinarians need to know
      • Pathogen Soup: Update on canine infectious respiratory disease
      • Feline viral infections: Pearls of wisdom
      • A shifting spirochetosis: Renewed approaches to Leptospirosis
      • Vector-borne infectious diseases of relevance to Australian practitioners
      • Leptospirosis a One Health issue in companion animals
      • Clinical examination and common camelid complaints
      • Nutrition in small ruminants
      • Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and use in Australia – what could we do, why it’s important and how it could benefit clinical practice

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