VetPartners 2023 Annual Meeting: What Happens in Vegas Shouldn’t Stay in Vegas

Feb 8, 2023 at 3:22 pm

Apparently, many trips to Las Vegas include questionable actions that should never leave Sin City. 

We wouldn’t know anything about that. 

But, we do know that you won’t want to leave Vegas without all the new tips, tricks, and connections you’ll pick up at the VetPartners 2023 Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting, which will be held February 16–18 at the Luxor Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, will be one for the books. This is the first meeting in Las Vegas since COVID-19 took us virtual, and we can’t wait for the city’s bright lights and big personality to welcome us back.

With the meeting only a week away, the Program Committee has everything buckled down, and we are preparing for the best annual meeting yet. Here is what you can look forward to during your trip to the neon capital of the world.

1: A focus on safety and security

Helping your clients keep themselves, their teams, and their practices safe is more important than ever, so we are dedicating Friday morning to discussions about security. The safety roundup will include:

  • Psychological Safety in the Workplace, with Phil Richmond, DVM
  • Veterinary Cybersecurity 2023: A Cat and Mouse Game, with William Lindus
  • Personal Safety, with the Las Vegas Police Department

Then on Saturday, we will reprise the topic with a panel discussion, Whole Hospital Safety Panel: Practice Case Studies, with Nicole Clausen, Kelley Detweiler, and Lauren Forsythe, PharmD, generously sponsored by Epicur Pharma. These presentations will provide the latest information your clients need to boost their personal and professional security measures.

2: Insights about how mentorship benefits veterinary practices

Dani Rabwin, DVM, owner of Ready, Vet, Go, will present Does Mentorship Help Doctors Practice? Lack of mentorship is a key factor causing new graduates to leave their first job within a year. But, while having a strong mentorship program is critical to keeping associate veterinarians, practices don’t carry the full burden. Training veterinary students and new grads to be proactive, and to drive the mentor-mentee relationship, can help make the experience more successful. Dr. Rabwin will discuss how a formal mentee training program can increase retention, and how practice owners and experienced associates who understand the key concepts of mentee training can be even better mentors to new grads. 

3: Thoughts about how relief veterinarians affect veterinary medicine

Cindy Trice, DVM will talk about how relief veterinarians impact veterinary medicine. Her late-breaking update presentation is titled Are Relief Vets Ruining Vet Med? As a relief vet and owner of Relief Rover, a business that matches practices with relief veterinarians and technicians, Dr. Trice is sure to have key insights regarding this hot topic.

4: Stellar networking opportunities

What would a VetPartners meeting be without a ton of networking? Attendees take home new information and tips, but the connections made through meeting new people and reuniting with old friends are the true value. From the welcome reception Thursday evening to the CareCredit Social Saturday night, and many breaks, meals, and informal gatherings in between, socializing with the best people in the industry simply cannot be beat. 

5: The first annual VetPartners Volunteer of the Year Award

Be there for the start of something special: the first VetPartners Volunteer of the Year Award. Members were nominated based on their involvement in at least one committee or special interest group, and their willingness to go above and beyond to support other VetPartners members and the association as a whole. So many people pour their time and energy into making VetPartners an amazing organization, and we can’t wait to see who the first recipient will be. 

6:  And, yes—Vegas, baby!

While the meeting agenda will keep you busy, take a moment to step away—even if just to the onsite casino to pull a slot machine. Better yet, earmark an evening to take in a show or simply wander the strip and absorb all the glitz and glamour that Las Vegas has to offer.

We can’t wait to see you in Vegas. If you haven’t yet registered, there is still time!  Visit the VetPartners 2023 Annual Meeting registration page to secure your spot!

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