2020 Spring Academy is March 15

Members pay no fee until March 10. Anyone registering March 11-15 that is a member already will need to pay $50.

Location: Capital City Club, 25th Floor, 1201 Main Street, in downtown Columbia at the corner of Assembly and Gervais. Parking available in the parking garage accessible from Assembly or Lady Streets. 

Topic for the full-day academy is Disaster Emergency Veterinary Medicine

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Christie Frick, RPh, is the Director of the SC Prescription Monitoring Program. Prior to that she worked as a retail pharmacist for more than 10 years. After completing basic law enforcement training at the SC Criminal Justice Academy, she spent eight years as an Inspector for the Bureau of Drug Control. Ms. Frick is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Pharmacy.

Charlotte Krugler, DVM, MPH, DACVPM is the Unit Coordinator for the SC Veterinary Reserve Corps, a group aiming to recruit and train volunteers who can assist people in disasters with issues related to animals and agriculture. As Emergency Preparedness Veterinarian she assists with training related to foreign animal diseases and serves as liaison to state emergency management to assist with resource coordination for animal/agricultural issues in disasters. Dr. Krugler earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine at Oklahoma State University in 1985; and her MPH at University of South Carolina in 1994.

Tracy Schlicksup, DVM, DABVP is the Co-Owner and Director of Emergency and Client Services at CVETS, Columbia Veterinary Emergency Trauma & Specialty. She received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Ross University in 2007. Prior to that, she worked as an emergency doctor at a 25-doctor specialty hospital in Philadelphia, PA. During this time, she received rigorous additional training in emergency medicine and surgery.  In 2018 Dr. Schlicksup became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She has experience in the creation and implementation of technician training programs and educational rounds.

Kristin Welch DVM, DACVECC is the founder of DVM STAT Consulting. She graduated in 2005 from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine with Honors and was awarded the 2005 Small Animal Clinical Proficiency Award and the Wade O. Brinker Orthopedic Surgery Award. She then completed an Internship in Medicine and Surgery at University of Pennsylvania in 2006, and a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at Tufts University in 2010. She relocated to Charleston, SC where she helped grow the Southeast’s first VECCS Level I Emergency and Critical Care certified hospital as the Chief of Emergency and Critical Care. Dr. Welch has been an active lecturer since 2006 and is an adjunct lecturer for the Veterinary Technology program at Trident Technical College.