The VTCS Workshop

 


Your 2021 Technician Workshop Program Chair

 

Brooke Quesnell

Welcome to 2021 everyone! I wish you all a happy new year and hope that it will play out to be an improvement over 2020. 

We have begun working on our annual VCS conference. At this time, we are still hoping to be able to hold an in-person conference but that will depend greatly on the distribution of the vaccine and where the world and the country stand once we get closer to October. I have been particularly excited for this conference year for quite some time as it has been scheduled to occur in my home town Boise, Idaho, so I truly hope we are able to physically get together in 10 months to learn and visit. 

 I am a born and raised Idahoan. Our great state has been hidden away for some time but now the Boise area is one of the fastest growing areas in the whole country, and for good reason. We have endless opportunities for outdoor activities and a surprising amount of cultural diversity in our lovely downtown area. Hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, hot springing and my all-time favorite dirt biking are just a few of the outdoor activities that are available here in Idaho. All of these activities can occur throughout the state but most conveniently can be partaken in within town or minutes outside of Boise, you don’t have to go far to have fun outside. Our downtown area, and throughout the Treasure Valley, has almost endless amounts of foodie options, breweries and wineries. One of my personal favorites is a local cider business so make sure to ask me about it!

I am currently working on organizing our schedule, whether in person or virtual. We are looking at topics such as imaging, radiation, histiocytic sarcoma, lymphoma, and clinical trials. We will have our cytology lab as usual so make sure to sign up to join and learn or refresh your interpretation skills. I am still looking for a few more topics so if any of you have suggestions or ideas please feel free to contact me. 

We will be posting updates as they are available so make sure to check out the website from time to time for new information. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Brooke Quesnell, B.S., CVT, VTS (Oncology)