NAVC names faculty member Speaker of the Year in equine category


Dr. Amanda House with foal. (File photo)

The North American Veterinary Conference has selected Dr. Amanda House, a clinical associate professor of large animal medicine and interim director of student affairs at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, as its 2016 Speaker of the Year in the equine category

A board-certified equine medicine specialist in the college’s department of large animal clinical sciences, House received her D.V.M. degree from Tufts University in 2001 and became board-certified in large animal medicine in 2005.

House’s clinical interests include neonatology, infectious disease, communication training and preventative health care. She became a faculty trainer for the Bayer Communication Project/Institute for Healthcare Communication modules for veterinary medicine in 2012 and facilitates lecture and small group sessions in the veterinary curriculum.

At the NAVC conference in January, House presented sessions on Nonverbal Communication in Veterinary Client Relationships, Managing Conflict in Veterinary Teams and Compassion Fatigue.

“Compassion fatigue occurs when the demands of caring exceed one’s ability and resources to provide that caring,” said House, adding that she is passionate about this topic as it relates to veterinary students, professionals and work/life balance. “One-third of veterinarians are considered to be at high risk for compassion fatigue.”

It was her second time presenting at the conference.




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