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Key Note Speakers

Our workshop leaders  will center their discussions around Competency-Based Education. 


Kristin P. Chaney, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM), DACVECC, Director, Curriculum Development & Outcomes Assessment for the DVM Professional Program, Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science, at Texas A&M.

Jared Danielson, MS, PhD, Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University.

Karen Hauer, MD, PhD, Associate Dean for Competency Assessment and Professional Standards and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Jennie L. Hodgson, BVSc, DipVetPath, GradCertEdStud, PhD, DACVM, Professor & Associate Dean for Professional Programs, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.

S. Kathleen Salisbury, DVM. DACVS, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; 150th Anniversary Professor; Professor, Small Animal Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, at Purdue University.

Kristin Chaney
Dr. Kristin P. Chaney
Dr. Kristin P. Chaney…..
Jared Danielson
Dr. Jared Danielson
Dr. Jared Danielson Jared Danielson is Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine (ISUCVM), and Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology. He received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Brigham Young University, a Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation from Syracuse University, and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech. Jared has twenty-one years of experience designing educational interventions and assessments in Veterinary Medical Education, emphasizing practical research-based solutions to learning and assessment problems in higher education. Jared has served in a variety of leadership roles nationally and internationally, including as chair of the Academic Affairs Council of the AAVMC, a member of the CBVE workgroup, and a member of the AAVMC’s Council on Outcomes-based Veterinary Education. He conducts research in the areas of veterinary medical education and assessment, and has published and presented in this area to hundreds of audiences nationally and internationally.
Karen Hauer
Dr. Karen Hauer
Dr. Karen Hauer is Associate Dean for Competency Assessment and Professional Standards and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She designs and leads the program of assessment in the UCSF School of Medicine Bridges curriculum and directs the School’s medical student coaching program. She is an active researcher in medical education and a research mentor for fellows, residents and students, with a focus on competency-based medical education, learner assessment, equity in assessment, coaching and remediation. In 2015, she completed a PhD in Medical Education through a joint program with UCSF and the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. She is active on leadership committees with the National Board of Medical Examiners, serves as deputy editor for the journal Medical Education, and is past president of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine national organization. She earned her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, and then completed medical school and internal medicine residency and chief residency at UCSF. She is a practicing general internist in primary care. She is married and has 3 children.
Jennie Hodgson
Dr. Jennie Hodgson
Jennie Hodgson is the Associate Dean for Professional Programs at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences. She received her veterinary degree from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, a PhD in microbiology at Washington State University and she is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiology. Jennie has taught veterinary microbiology in both Australia and the US and her teaching awards include the Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching, the Australian Veterinary Association’s National Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the AAVMC/Zoetis National Distinguished Veterinary Teacher. Leadership positions have included chair of AAVMC’s Academic Affairs Committee and co-chair of the Competency Based Veterinary Education Working Group. Currently co-chair Council on Outcomes-Based Veterinary Education and member of the Veterinary Medical Educational Initiative. She received the AAVMC Presidential Award for Meritorious Service to Veterinary Education in 2020.
Kathy Salisbury
Dr. Kathy Salisbury
Dr. Kathy Salisbury….