12 Reasons to Register for the VetPartners Annual Meeting Now

Dec 12, 2018 at 12:44 pm
Sarah Rumple

On the first day of Christmas, VetPartners gave to me:
A meeting down the road from Disney

The 2019 VetPartners Annual Meeting is January 16–18, 2019, in Orlando, Florida. If you’re one of the many VetPartners members currently in the thick of winter, you’ll be ready for that Florida sunshine in mid-January.

On the second day of Christmas, VetPartners gave to me:
2 in-depth panel discussions

You won’t want to miss the first full day of the meeting, which will feature two panel discussions focused on hot topics affecting today’s veterinary practices.

  • Insights and Trends in Corporate Consolidation — Get a behind-the-scenes look at the rapid consolidation of practices into corporate groups. The panelists represent consolidators in three different stages, from one of the large national consolidators to a growing national group to a regionally focused group.
  • Discussion on the Global Impact of How We Compensate Veterinarians (Profitability, Image, and Student Debt) — It’s a job-seekers market out there, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to attract and retain associate veterinarians. Candidates want a healthy work-life balance, excellent compensation and benefits, opportunities for professional development, and more. The panelists will discuss the future of compensation in the veterinary profession and how it will impact every practice, regardless of size or practice focus.

On the third day of Christmas, VetPartners gave to me:
3 follow-up videos

After the meeting, attendees will receive three follow-up videos (one per month) with supplemental communication and action plans to implement from strategies learned at the “From Survive to Thrive: Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream” workshop.

On the fourth day of Christmas, VetPartners gave to me:
Free DISC and Talent Insights Assessments

Before the meeting, those who have registered will have the opportunity to complete the DISC and Talent Insights Assessment (a $300 value!). This will help you learn more about yourself, how you interact, and how you can make the most of your natural styles, rather than always attempting to function in a way that is not natural to you. In other words, you’ll learn where you provide the best value.

You’ll receive your results prior to the meeting. Then, during the workshop, we’ll all learn what the results of our assessments mean, work with partners to plan out strategies, and discover more about how we can stand out.

(NOTE: Your assessment must be completed by December 28 to receive results prior to the meeting.)

On the fifth day of Christmas, VetPartners gave to me:
1 free book

Steve van Remortel will be leading the “Survive to Thrive” workshop on Day 2 of the meeting, and all attendees will receive a free copy of his book, Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream.

On the sixth day of Christmas, VetPartners gave to me:
Ice cream that’s not vanilla

Who wants vanilla ice cream when you can have chocolate chip cookie dough or peanut butter fudge brownie? During Day 2 of the meeting, Steve van Remortel, author of Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream, will lead a daylong workshop during which you will develop a strategy and plan to increase profitability for your business and/or that of your clients. You’ll be energized and challenged, and you’ll walk away with a specific action plan that you can implement immediately.

On the seventh day of Christmas, VetPartners gave to me:
CareCredit Social

Not only does CareCredit help pet owners cover the costs of unexpected pet health care expenses, the organization also sponsors the famous CareCredit social at every VetPartners Annual and Mid-Year Meeting. You won’t want to miss it.

On the eighth day of Christmas, VetPartners gave to me:
New Member Orientation

New VetPartners members will love the warm welcome and abundance of helpful information offered at the New Member Orientation on Wednesday, January 16, at 6 p.m.

Current VetPartners members will love to join their new counterparts at the Meet-n-Greet Reception that follows at 7 p.m.

On the ninth day of Christmas, VetPartners gave to me:
Technology training sessions

Technology can be our best friend and our worst enemy at the same time. If the many social networking sites, Google algorithms, rules about email communications, or other technological issues intimidate you, you’ll love our roundtable technology training sessions.

On the tenth day of Christmas, VetPartners gave to me:
Opportunities to make a difference

As a VetPartners member, you’ll have an opportunity to meet with our various committees and SIGs during the Annual Meeting. Whether you’re interested in meeting planning, marketing, technology, practice valuation, practice management, or another topic, you’ll be able to leave your mark on the association in a way that you’re passionate about.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, VetPartners gave to me:
Networking aplenty

As usual, the networking opportunities at the VetPartners Annual Meeting will be second-to-none. And, we’re planning a unique networking opportunity for this meeting unlike one we’ve ever done before. Future business opportunities (and friendships) await!

On the twelfth day of Christmas, VetPartners gave to me:
Early-bird pricing

Members can save $50 by registering before December 22, 2018! Register now! 


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Sarah Rumple is an award-winning veterinary writer and editor. Serving the veterinary industry since 2011, her writing covers everything from practice management topics for veterinary professionals to pet health and behavior topics for pet owners. Sarah’s clients include veterinary publications, organizations, nonprofit associations, media companies, individual veterinarians/practices, corporate groups, and others. Sarah is owner and chief creative officer of Rumpus Writing and Editing LLC, which she began in 2016. She and her team write hundreds of blog posts and other content for their various clients each month. Learn more about Sarah or contact her at

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