Message From the President
In this month's message, Jeff Thoren dons a halloween costume to entice members to hear his message. What does his costume have to do with the 2019 Annual Meeting? Click below to find out....
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Member & Association News
|Never Fear: Registration for the 2019 Annual Meeting is Here|
Fall is here, and soon the streets will be filled with scary ghosts and goblins and witches and Donald Trumps, oh my!
Don't be scared—we've got a sweet treat that will soothe your fears this October. Registration is open for the 2019 VetPartners Annual Meeting, and this year's program is so spooktacular, not only will you want to come, but you'll want to bring your boo-tiful ghoulfriend, all your fangtastic friends, and your wicked awesome colleagues along.
Had enough of the Halloween puns? We didn't think so... We would make a skeleton joke here, but you probably wouldn't find it humerus. Instead, we'll creep it real and jump into the highlights of this year's program.
Day #1: Current Trends in Today's Veterinary Practices
We will have two extended panel sessions, during which we'll explore some of the issues that veterinary practices are facing today:
Insights and Trends in Corporate Consolidation — A behind-the-scenes look at the most important trend in veterinary practice today: the rapid consolidation of practices into corporate groups.
The ProSal Debate — We'll dig deep into the difficulty behind recruiting and retaining associate veterinarians, and we'll pay close attention to compensation. What is the future of compensation, and how will it affect every practice?
Day #2: From Survive to Thrive
Join Steve van Remortel, author of Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream, as he leads a day-long workshop, during which you'll develop a strategy and plan to increase profitability for your business and/or for the businesses of your clients. You'll be energized and challenged, and you'll walk away with a specific action plan to implement immediately. Click on the image at the right for a sneak peek.For more information about the program and to register today, head over to the website.
|Updates from our Committees & SIGs|
Beginning in November, the Ethics Committee will feature a monthly "What If?" ethical dilemma with real life examples. We will tie it in with the VetPartners Code of Ethics. If you have an experience to share or a question related to ethics, please reach out to the Ethics Committee.
One of the initiatives for the Membership Committee is to create more opportunities for our members to network, not only at our meetings, but throughout the year. We would welcome any suggestions and innovative ideas from our membership. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org .
We want to remind members that VetPartners relies heavily on sponsorships to keep our membership and meeting prices low and to have opportunities to highlight our members to the industry. Please be sure to thank our sponsors regularly! And, if you know of a company that might be interested in reaching the best and brightest minds in the industry, please share our Sponsorship Brochure with them. We are actively seeking new sponsors for 2019!
The VetPartners Valuation Council will meet in Dallas later this month for a two-day workshop. Every year for the past 18 years our members get together at our own expense because we just can't accomplish enough in a monthly webinar. Also, we just like being around other people who do practice valuation for a living. Thanks to Lacher, McDonald, we earn some RACE-approved CE to help us maintain our valuation credentials. And let's be honest, we have a little bit of fun too.
Technology & Innovation SIG
The Tech SIG will be teaching at least one hour of classes at the Annual Meeting and maybe two! We will also have a submission box at the registration desk for tech questions that we will answer in future VetPartners newsletters. Finally, bring your devices for class and our help desk what will be open during breaks!
|News From our Members|
|Veterinary Innovation Summit|
Join Us for this One-of-a-Kind Event!
April 5 - 7, 2019, College Station, TX
Veterinarians today are playing a more significant role and having a more substantial impact on the world than ever before. They are developing new therapies to treat cancer, containing the spread of disease, supporting disabled people through animal assistance programs, promoting the human-animal bond, combating climate change and addressing food security. Veterinarians are quite literally transforming the lives of people and our society each and every day. Join us to:
|VHMA Insiders' Insight Report|
This month's Insiders' Insight Report asked managers about their practice information management software (PIMS), specifically about their reporting habits and needs. When asked what reports were the most helpful in managing the hospital eight reports were the most helpful to 50% of the respondents:
|SHARE YOUR NEWS WITH FELLOW MEMBERS!
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SAVE THE DATES
2019 ANNUAL MEETING
January 16 - 18, 2019
2019 MID YEAR MEETING
July 30 - August 1, 2019
2020 ANNUAL MEETING
Las Vegas, NV
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