2022 Winter Meeting Annual Conference 

February 12, 2022

8:00a-3:00p Vet Tech Winter Meeting Scedule

8:00-9:00a: “Proper Technician Utilization Benefits Everyone” By: Ashli Selke, CVT, RVT

9:00-9:50a: “Medical Math" By: Ashli Selke, CVT, RVT

10:00-10:50a: “A Cup is Not Always a Cup: Weight Loss Tips and Tricks", By: Elyse Sublett, BS CVT

11:00-11:50a: AVTA Membership Meeting By: AVTA Board Members (1hr CE)

12:00-1:00p: Lunch

1:00-1:50p: “Equine Encephalomyelitis and Core Vaccine” By: Natalie Cooper, DVM

2:00-2:50p: “Understanding Bovine Respiratory Disease” By: Natalie Cooper, DVM

3:00p: Final Regards From AVTA Board and Dismissal 

Total hours: 6hrs CE


Ashli Selke, CVT

Ashli has held many different roles as a credentialed veterinary technician. Her
expertise lies in her adaptability to change, formerly serving in the United States Navy she
had to take on many roles and navigate living in many different places. Once she completed
her role there she attended Harrison College School of Veterinary Technology in
Indianapolis, IN to pursue her goals in veterinary medicine. She began with her role on the AVTA board as the Director of Marketing and From there she went on to becoming the NAVTA State
Representative and then held her first position in NAVTA as District 8 Representative for
TX, LA, and AR. She is currently the Clinical Lab Coordinator and Instructor at Purdue College while as so being the NAVTA President. She believes the only way to obtain meaningful change is to be


Elyse Sublett, CVT 

Elyse Sublett has been a Certified Veterinary Technician in Arkansas since 2014. She
graduated with an A.S. in Veterinary Technology from San Juan College in 2014, and a B.A.S. in
Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College in 2019. She has 18 years of experience in
veterinary medicine. Her background includes general practice, emergency medicine, internal
medicine, and zoo/exotic medicine. Along with 18 years of experience, she grew up as the
daughter of a veterinarian. She recently exited veterinary medicine to return to the Little Rock
Zoo to become an animal keeper and explore her passion of conservation and animal training.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 dogs and 2 cats.

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Natalie Cooper, DVM

Dr. Natalie Cooper is a 2007 graduate of Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.  She previously worked for the United States Department of Agriculture as an Animal Welfare Specialist, and after that, spent time lecturing both stateside and abroad about the importance of equine nutrition and hindgut health. Dr. Cooper opened Honey Hill Animal Hospital in Searcy, AR in 2011, and is currently practicing mixed animal medicine there full-time. Her clinical interest areas are canine and equine sports medicine, equine nutrition, and canine theriogenology. She grew up on a beef cattle ranch and still enjoys working cattle and helping her parents with the ranch. Dr. Cooper is an avid bird dog enthusiast; in fact, her dog Sadie Firefly is currently the number five English Pointer in the United States. In her free time, Dr. Cooper is working on her private pilot’s license and enjoys traveling and sampling exotic foods and wine.