Veterinary Business Management Association Club

A Look in the Past...

We strive to be an extremely active club on campus because we believe learning about business, management, and communication is one of the most important factors leading us to be successful veterinarians.

This means we work hard to bring many different events to our club that will increase our personal growth. These include networking events at our local wine bars, multi-monthly lunch talks with delicious food, and book clubs. 

Here are some of our events that we have held in the past (more recent events coming soon!):

Speed Networking With Wine

Last year we were able to involve around twenty local veterinarians in different fields to come spend an evening with us at a local wine bar in downtown Davis! It was a night where we were able to not only network with possible future employers, but also practice our Elevator Pitch and communication -all while enjoying wine! If you do not know what an Elevator Pitch is, keep a look out for future lunch talks and personal development events to learn in the upcoming months.

Personal and Professional Development Salon

Each semester we go over a new book to discuss the ideas and topics and really internalize what we are reading. The topics we have done in the past have been how to increase our accountability as a person and how that relates to being a veterinarian and a business owner. Another topic we learned about last year is how to take calculated risks that are financially feasible as well as learn what is not a good investment. This is a great time to develop our personal attributes and business acumen. We also get to enjoy each others company and eat great food in a very respectful and open environment! Even better, this is all student run (maybe you in the future will be running one!), but we also ask speakers to come and chat with us as well.

Member Appreciation Night

Here is the night put on to appreciate our members! UC Davis VBMA is so thankful for all of the participation and effort put into the year that we just want to enjoy each others company for a night. Fun, food, trivia. Who could ask for more??

Lunch Talks

We have many lunch talks on everything from debt management to insurance to personal development through out the year. We welcome many big names in the business and also hear from different companies and their ideas. We hope to bring many more and bring back a lot of the people who have spoken with us in the past for more engaging topics. Here is a picture with a few officers and one of our speakers from last year!

Wine in the Business World

Sometimes formal events call for wine. Do you know about wine and how it can be implemented in ebusiness events? If not, we learned a lot from a wine expert from the World-renowned UC Davis Mondavi Viticulture Department. We're bringing him back twice this year for more expertise!