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Program for Friday

Practice Management


Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD
The Roasa Law Group, PC and Flatwater Veterinary Group, PC / Lincoln, NE

Dr. Lance Roasa is a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M, He has owned a mixed animal practice in Colorado, practiced for Banfield in Phoenix and now own a group of practices in Nebraska where he performs orthopedic surgery. He is also an attorney and helps hundreds of veterinarians with their employment contract every year. He has started to help veterinary students and veterinarians learn more about legal, business and medical topics. He speaks in the curriculum at 14 veterinary schools, so many times he can save money on travel, because he is already on campus. He is also a national co-adviser for the VBMA and has dedicated his career to helping veterinary students get the business and legal education that they need!

Social Media Strategies

Jodi Oleen
Marketing & Digital Strategist, Relationship & Brand Builder, Program Pioneer / St. George, KS

Jodi Oleen has built relationships and forged innovative programs/campaigns that were novel, measurable, and continue to flourish to date. She has proven that social media and influencers can work with any size organization, and that strategy can beat big budgets utilizing information and research.  All-in-all, Jodi’s done some pretty cool things over the last 10 years and loves the opportunity to do more cool things, specifically with you.

Food Animal Medicine


Chris Chase, DVM, MS, PhD
South Dakota State University / Brookings, SD

Chris Chase is a professor of veterinary science at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. He was involved in clinical practice and consulting for almost 30 years.  His research and diagnostic interests are in bovine and porcine immunology, respiratory disease pathogenesis, emerging bovine diseases with wildlife interface and vaccine development. Dr. Chase is the President of the American College of the Veterinary Microbiology. Dr. Chase co-founded  RTI (Research, Technology Innovation) LLC., an animal health contract research organization founded in 1994 and has served as President since 1998.