2017 Mid-Year Meeting
July 19 - 21, 2017
Westin Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

The 2017 VetPartners Annual Meeting was a highly attended meeting focusing on the future of the veterinary practice, and a huge success.  We now invite you to join us July 19-21 for our 2017 Mid-Year Meeting, where the organization will give our members and guests more opportunity to learn from the best -- our members -- and network with other industry leaders.

General Schedule

 Wednesday, July 19  
 6:00-7:00pm  New Member Orientation
 7:00-8:00pm  Registration and Meet-n-Greet Reception
 Thursday, July 20  
 7:00-8:00am  Registration and Continental Breakfast
 8:00an - 12:00pm  Hot Rocks Presentations
 12:00-1:00pm  Lunch
 1:00-5:30pm  Hot Rocks Presentations
 6:00-7:30pm  Reception
 Friday, July 21  
 7:00-8:00am  Registration and Continental Breakfast
 8:00am-12:00pm  Hot Rocks Presentations
 12:00-1:00pm  Lunch
 1:00-5:00pm  Hot Rocks Presentations
 5:30-8:00pm  Care Credit Social

Featuring Hot Rocks Presentations

What are Hot Rocks? The Hot Rocks program is a collection of what members are seeing and experiencing as the hottest, most pressing issues, innovations and tools for the veterinary industry. Presenters share information with fellow attendees about successful ways to help them and their clients thrive. The program format is a lively give-and-take discussion reflecting the varied disciplines within VetPartners.

The Program Committee is pleased to announce the list of the 2017 presentations:

  • Lessons From Human Medicine - the Good not the Bad, Tony Ferraro
  • LGBTQ + 101: The Awareness Impact on Education, Business and Employment in the Veterinary Profession, Shelley Johnson & Mike Chaddock
  • How to Land Consulting Work with Industry, Bruce Truman
  • Valuation Essentials: Measuring Value Over the Life of a Practice, Camala Bailey
  • State of Veterinary Computer and Network Security! What you MUST Have in Place to Protect Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals, Joseph Axne
  • Detecting & Preventing Employee Embezzlement, William Rosenbaum
  • How to Grow Patient Care and Revenue with Pet Health Insurance, John Volk
  • Preventive Care Plans 2017: The Tipping Point is Near - Are Your Clients/Practices Ready? Jessica Lee
  • Innovation in Reporting: How Dental Compliance can Lead to $500,000 in Additional Revenue, Howard Rubin
  • Hiring Challenges in the Marketplace: How Veterinary Practices can Stay Competitive, Stacy Pursell
  • Veterinary Service Reminders, Quality of Life & Marketing to Millenials, Jay Drayer
  • Assessing Associate DVM Cost to the Practice, James DeLano
  • Promoting Veterinarian Ownership, Michelle Vitulli
  • Independent Ownership...in a Time of Rising Prices, Travis York
  • Corporate Consolidation - the Feeding Frenzy, Charlotte Lacroix

VetPartners Meetings are Mobile!

Get access to all of the Mid-Year Meeting information in the palm of your hand.

Download VetPartners App Today from your mobile devise: https://crowd.cc/s/xawY

If you’ve already downloaded the app, here are the instructions to access the Mid-Year Meeting from your mobile device:

    • From the 2017 Annual Meeting, tap on the hamburger icon/three parallel lines in the upper left
    • Click on the ‘gear’ icon for Settings and select ‘Back to all Events’
    • This will open the ‘Current and Upcoming Events’
    • Click ‘download’ to access the 2017 Mid-Year Meeting
    • You have accessed the 2017 Mid-Year Meeting event. Now, tap on the hamburger icon/three parallel lines in the upper left again
    • Click on ‘Log in’
    • Enter your name and email address to receive a verification code in an email
    • Enter the verification code and you will have access to the locked and advanced functions of the VetPartners app

More information on the VetPartners Meeting App


Register Today ... Don't miss this opportunity to join your colleagues for two days of education, inspiration and networking! Please note that registration fees include the kick-off celebration reception, as well as continental breakfast, lunch, and receptions on both Thursday and Friday.

  • Member Early Bird Rate (through June 28, 2017) - $395
  • Member Late Rate (after June 28, 2017) - $445
  • Guest Rate - $695

Hotel Reservations

We have reserved a special block of rooms at the Westin Hotel for our meeting dates, from July 18 - 22.  The guest room rate is $179 single or double, plus applicable taxes.  

**As of June 6th, our room block has sold out and anyone needing a room will need to contact the AVMA housing bureau, Wyndham Jade, directly to check additional availability or other AVMA Hotels. (Rooms may still be available, but would be at the prevailing hotel rate.)

  • Domestic: 888-295-4523
  • International: 972-349-5813

Please note that if you are staying over for the AVMA convention and would like to reserve additional room nights, either at the Westin or another AVMA hotel, you will need to make those reservations via Wyndham Jade as well.  These can be made on-line at the main AVMA housing site:

For attendee reservations visit https://www.wynjade.com/avma17/  

Or…if you are exhibiting please contact:  https://www.wynjade.com/avma17/exhibitors/

Cancellation Policy:  For cancellations received on or before July 7, 2017, all fees, other than a $25 processing fee, will be refunded. After July 7, 2017, no refunds will be issued.


2016 Mid-Year Meeting

Photos (courtesy of Lynn Davis)


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