Meet Our Vets Against Insanity Con Speakers!

Meet Our Vets Against Insanity Con Speakers!


Dr. Chatfield will lead us through 4 awesome lectures: 

  • Three Truths and a Lie about Leptospirosis
  • Who’s afraid of emerging infectious diseases?
  • Name that pathogen!
  • What’s the buzz about CIRDC?

Jenifer Chatfield


Dr. Jenifer Chatfield is the board-certified Staff Veterinarian at 4J Conservation Center. She is a diplomate of both the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) and the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM). Dr. Chatfield is a national thought-leader in infectious disease and conservation medicine. She’s been a practice owner, a relief vet, worked in public health, serves as a member of the National Veterinary Response Team, and is a Medical Reserve Corps member. She serves on the advisory boards for DVM360, PetVet Magazine, and VPNextGen and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. Along with her twin brother, Dr. Jason Chatfield, she co-hosts the incredibly popular podcast, “Chats with the Chatfields.” Previously, the dynamic hosts were recognized for their show on PetLife Radio, “In other news…” when it became the #1 veterinary podcast and was the first veterinary show ever recognized by the People’s Choice Podcast Awards as a finalist in the Science and Medicine category. Dr. Jen and the entire Chatfield family were recently profiled by Pet Vet magazine. She is an instructor for FEMA/DHS courses and was a Regional Leader for the National Disaster Medicine System Team for several years.

Dr. Chatfield is one of the most popular speakers at the largest veterinary conferences and has been quoted in national magazines including Better Homes & Gardens. She was selected as a Future Leader by the AVMA and has been awarded 2 Gold Stars for contributions to veterinary medicine by the FVMA. Dr. Chatfield loves French bulldogs, Himalayan cats, the dirtiest of vodka martinis and basking on Caribbean beaches.


Dr. Broadhurst will be teaching four rockstar learning sessions: 

  • Building an integrative practice from scratch
  • Marrying functional and structural medicine
  • Myofascial system at work
  • The importance of manual therapy

Michele Broadhurst


Dr Broadhurst graduated from Chiropractic College (DIT) at the end of 2003. After graduating from chiropractic college Dr Broadhurst then went on to study further and was awarded her diploma as an Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician from the International Federation of Chiropractic Sports.Dr Broadhurst built an exceptionally busy and prominent small and large animal practice, specializing in stud, racehorses and canines.Dr Broadhurst worked for prominent stud farms such as Drakenstein Stud, Klawervlei, Maine Chance, Highlands, Lammerskraal, Sandown, Nutfield, Varsfontein stud and many others. Her resume includes working for the best South African thoroughbred racehorse trainers including the J&B Met and Queens Plate winners.  She was one of the first animal chiropractors to practice in South Africa and has mentored some of the animal chiropractors that have subsequently started practicing in SA. She has helped thousands of humans and animals with myofascial work and chiropractic. She qualified under Dr John Amaro (IAMA) as a Chiropractic acupuncturist and certified as a Canine Rehabilitative Practitioner through the University of Tennessee, she is one of only four chiropractors worldwide who hold that certification as a DC.


Kimberly-Ann-Therrien, DVM

A graduate of the University of Montreal, Dr. Kimberly-Ann Therrien moved her family from Canada and joined Banfield Pet Hospital in 2006 as an associate veterinarian. In 2008, she began her leadership journey within Banfield with her most recent promotion in 2017 to Vice President of Veterinary Quality. In this role, Dr. Therrien was responsible for ensuring high-quality medical care across 20 markets and 300+ hospitals within the Central and Midwest region. In 2021, Dr. Therrien accepted a new role as VP of Operations for the Southeast Region with BluePearl Specialty and Emergency.

Dr. Therrien is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association, and Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and serves as a board member of the Banfield Foundation since 2016. At the start of 2020, she assumed the role of president of the Women Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative (WVLDI). Most recently, Dr Therrien has also joined the newly formed AVMA DEI Commission as a founding board member as well as One Health Partners as a board member. Her passion for leadership and the many challenges that veterinarians face within the profession is what first led her to join WVLDI, and she is committed to helping shape the future of veterinary medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Therrien loves spending time enjoying the great outdoors and traveling with her two daughters and husband.


Sarah J. Wooten, DVM, CVJ

Dr. Sarah Wooten is a well known international influencer in the veterinary and animal health care spaces. She is a graduate of University of California College of Veterinary Medicine, has 16 years experience in private practice and over 10 years experience in media work. Dr. Wooten speaks on leadership, client communication, and personal development, is a certified veterinary journalist and a member of the AVMA. She is also a co-creator of the wildly popular card game ‘Vets Against Insanity’. To see what else she has up her sleeve, visit


Caitlin DeWilde, DVM

Dr. Caitlin DeWilde is the founder of The Social DVM, a consulting firm devoted to helping veterinary professionals learn how to manage and grow their social media, online reputation and marketing strategies. Working with large industry groups and individual practices alike, Caitlin and her team are passionate about translating the “geek speak” to “veterinary speak,” and helping vets reach more clients and pets.    

Caitlin is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and a recipient of their Outstanding Young Alumni Award, and also an alum of the AVMA’s Future Leaders Program. She served as medical director for a large AAHA/Fear Free/Cat-Friendly certified hospital in St. Louis before stepping back to focus on her marketing passion. Today, she divides her time between practice, consulting, and writing. She is the author of a new book, “Social Media and Marketing for Veterinary Professionals,” and a columnist for Today’s Veterinary Business