Dr. Michelle Larsen
Dr. Larsen graduated from Virginia-Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Following graduation, she completed a 1-year small animal medicine and emergency rotating Internship at The Hope Center for Advanced Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, VA. Prior to veterinary school, she completed her bachelor’s degree in finance from The George Washington University and worked in the financial sector for 6 years.
Dr. Larsen worked in small animal emergency medicine for 4.5 years. Just prior to joining Abaxis, Dr. Larsen was the Clinic Manager at the Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in Avondale, AZ. She was an independent contractor for Nationwide Pet Insurance’s Veterinary Field Team traveling to veterinary colleges discussing preventative care and pet insurance.
She joined Abaxis as a professional services vet in 2015 and transitioned into a Medical Lead position with Zoetis in 2018. She also practices as a general practice and emergency relief vet in Colorado. She has served on the Arizona VMA Board of Directors and is currently the President of the Denver Chapter of Colorado VMA. She was an AVMA Future Leader in 2014-2015, whose team worked on workplace wellness. She is adjunct faculty at Midwestern University and co-adviser to the launch of their VBMA chapter.
In her spare time Dr. Larsen enjoys Crossfit workouts, trail running, hiking, biking, kayaking, reading, and agility with her Border Collie mix, Spokane. Dr. Larsen has a daughter, husband and 3 cats, Garfield, Heathcliff, and Isabelle. She enjoys veterinary medicine most when it is aligned with outstanding practice management.
Topic #1: Early Career Transitions
Description: Help with the decision of internship private practice or academic and why to do one, transitioning into practice from school, how to map out your first 10 years and why you should do this.
Topic #2: Exam Room Tips for Introverts
Description: How to not deplete your energy and still find connection with your clients.
Topic #3: Resumes and Cover Letters
Description: List of top 5 do's and don'ts and examples of ideal and not ideal cover letters and resumes. Can also critique.
Topic #4: Interview Do's and Don'ts
Description: List of top 5 do's and don'ts and ways to prepare for interviews
Topic #5: Creating Values, Vision, and Mission
Description: Workshop style can be for yourself or your practice.
Speaker Fees: Travel Cost