Our next CE event is scheduled for Monday, November 8, 2021


Sponsored by IDEXX Laboratories, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, and Royal Canin.


Schedule of Events:

5:30-6:00pm: Check-In

6:00-6:50pm:  Dinner Seminar

Door prizes!

7:00-9:00pm: Lecture


Dinner Lecture Topic:

Trending and Reference Intervals: Establishing a Practical Approach for Every Patient

Presenters:  Dr. Rebekah Mack-Gertig and Dr. Sarah L. Sweet

This lecture is approved for 1 CEU credit for Maine Veterinarians


This session will demonstrate how to recognize “normal” for the individual patient using trending data within and outside of reference intervals.  This allows for a tailored approach for each patient in wellness, acute crisis, or chronic conditions.  How to identify potential red flags within “normal” reference intervals for an individual based on historical data will be discussed along with practical, customer-centric “need to have” vs. “nice to have” approaches using acute crisis and chronic care examples.


Seminar Topic:

Thriving in the Midst of Chaos

Presenters:  Randy Hall

This lecture has been submitted for 2 CEU credits for Maine Veterinarians

The seminar is open to veterinarians, practice managers, and veterinary staff.


Veterinary medicine is not easy, simple or comfortable, even more so during the pandemic.  It can be a tangled mess of competing urgent priorities done with others in a stressful and chaotic environment.  That said, there are ways to make our work what we always thought it should be, fulfilling, satisfying, and fun.  In this workshop, we will explore tools, habits, and techniques that allow you to not just survive the day, but thrive in the chaos.

Dealing with conflict:  Interpersonal and client conflict can create a culture that destroys our teamwork, our efficiency, and even our fun at work.  We will explore what causes conflict and how to manage, reduce and maybe even eliminate the drama and conflict in your practice.


Self-leadership:  Much of our day is governed by our habits, not by our choices.  Leading ourselves is about building the set of habits that help us lead our best and most successful life and organizing our world in a way that supports our best future.


Resilience and recovery:  Sometimes we escape from the challenges of work for a short time but they follow us right back to work the next day.  We will learn how to engage in a process for recovery that helps us create more work-life harmony and show up at our best, to do our best work while managing the stress that comes with it.




Portland Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Care is excited to announce a very special speaker for our next Continuing Education Event, Randy Hall.  We felt privileged to hear Randy present at the Western Veterinary Conference in 2019, and immediately wanted to bring him to Maine to share his expertise and wisdom with you, to help you capture the full potential of your veterinary practice.  Thanks to support from Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, we were able to make this happen. Then, COVID hit.  We are now finally able to go forward with this special speaker, and Randy has changed his topic to help us deal directly with current, very prevalent situations that veterinary hospitals are experiencing right now.


Randy’s Story:

Randy Hall is the founder of 4th Gear Consulting. He has worked with organizations of all sizes, from Fortune 25 businesses to small and midsize organizations to help them effectively execute change, develop leaders, engage employees, and reach more of their potential.


Randy serves as a consultant, coach, and facilitator to help companies create a culture that engages employees, dramatically improves results, and sustains growth. He leverages his animal health, sales, sales management, and executive-level experience to ensure that real-world results happen for his clients. He has created learning opportunities and leadership models that enable leaders and managers to build and sustain high performing, fully engaged teams of people. In roles such as Senior Vice President of Learning and Leadership Development at Bank of America, and Global Director of Learning and Development at Pfizer Animal Health, Randy led teams and businesses, coached executives, and developed more effective leaders. He now focuses on helping his clients do that in their own businesses. He is uniquely positioned to coach, train, and support leaders who want to take their teams to new levels of success and their business beyond what is currently possible.


Randy has directly coached CEOs, senior leaders, and veterinary professionals in ways that cause them to shift their perspective, consider new approaches, accomplish their most important goals, and ultimately become more effective at leading themselves, other people, and their businesses. To give all leaders the opportunity to learn and grow at their own pace and within their own schedule, he recently created leadershipgym.com, a site for learning and practicing how to lead constructively, consistently, and successfully.


Randy is an accomplished writer, speaker, and facilitator and has delivered compelling presentations to thousands of people that create momentum, cause change, and help them chart a more successful course.  He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wonderful wife and their three children.