Veterinary Business Management Association Club



Download the complete schedule for both tracks right here.  Students, you can find the BCP category that each talk counts toward highlighted immediately following speaker names.


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VBMA VIN Proceedings

Please note: Only TRACK I will be webcasted on the day of the event, Track II will not be available via webinar.

Track 1

8:00am - 8:50am:  Breakfast and Check-in

9:00am - 9:50am:  Panel Discussion (Julie Cole, DVM; Martha Davis, DVM; Julie Meadows, DVM; Karen Mulvihill, DVM)

  • Lessons learned in practice ownership

10:00am - 10:50am: Constance DeHaan, DVM

  • Failure and psychological safety
    Elephants in the veterinary hospital

11:00am - 11:50am: Whitney Hischier, MBA

  • Business model innovation
    How can you best distinguish your vet practice from ‘the pack’ in an increasinly competitive market? We’ll look at customer service strategies, pricing and ways to drive customer loyalty

12:00pm - 12:50pm: Lunch Break

1:00pm - 1:50pm: Stuart J Yasgoor, Esq

  • Employer pitfalls in negotiating employment agreements
    This lecture will address the widely held belief by many CA veterinary practice owners that a properly worded covenant not to compete is enforceable against the employee upon termination of employment, as well as review a few common myths held by practice owners about employment agreements.  This lecture will also explore how to structure the sale of a partial ownership interest in the practice to the associate veterinarian.

2:00pm - 2:50pm: Gene Crumley

  • Organizational climate and leadership styles
    What’s the relationship between leadership styles and organizational climate? And what is organizational ‘climate’? Attend this session and find out

3:00pm - 3:50pm: Nina Mouledous, DVM

  • Don't be Dr. A
    How to prevent claims

4:00pm - 4:50pm: Conclusion

  • Q & A and Networking with speakers
    Please join us in Valley Foyer

Track 2

8:00am - 8:50am: Breakfast and Check-in

9:00am - 9:50amStuart J. Yasgoor, Esq.

  • Employee pitfalls in negotiating employee agreements
    This lecture will examine potential traps encountered by the associate veterinarians negotiating his or her first employment agreement, including compensation structure. This lecture also will explore how to structure the purchase of a partial ownership interest in the practice.

10:00am - 10:50am: Whitney Hischier, MBA

  •  Growing your practice

11:00am - 11:50am: Panel Discussion (Julie Cole, DVM; Martha Davis, DVM; Karen Mulvihill, DVM)

  • Finding work-life balance in veterinary medicine

12:00pm - 12:50pm: Lunch Break

1:00pm - 1:50pm: Melisa K. Edwards

  • Trends in Veterinary Finance and how to make yourself bankable

2:00pm - 2:50pm: Constance DeHaan, DVM, DACVR

  • The doctor and the health care team

3:00pm - 3:50pm: Travis P. Alexander, MBA with Yohance Harrison

  • Making the most of your success

4:00pm - 4:50pm: Conclusion

  • Q & A and Networking with speakers

We hope to see you all in April!

If you have any questions or concerns please email us!