VBMA to hold spring seminar
The University of Florida Veterinary Business Management Association will host a seminar March 30, 2013 featuring tips for building successful practices, entrepreneurship and effective management strategies. Practicing veterinarians as well as veterinary students and others in the veterinary industry are all invited to attend the day-long event, which will be held at UF’s Small Animal Hospital.
“We hope this event will provide meaningful information about how to achieve all of your business goals, whether you are an owner, an associate or a student,” said VBMA member Danielle Marks, a junior UF veterinary student who is coordinating the event.
Three speakers will share their business perspectives. The speakers include Dr. Mark Russak, whose topic will be “Building and Developing a Million Dollar Practice”; Dr. Dani McVety, who will discuss “Common Sense Entrepreneurship”; and Dr. Ken Simmons, whose presentation will be “Wow, Why Didn’t I think of That? Ten Simple Solutions for Success.”
Russak is the current president of the American Animal Hospital and was the owner and founder of an award-winning private practice. He lectures widely to both professional and veterinary student groups on the subjects of practice management and the importance of effective communications in business.
McVety is the founder and co-owner of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, the largest network of veterinarians dedicated solely to end-of-life veterinary care. Simmons is the founder and owner of Simmons Veterinary Hospital and Barkaritaville Pet Resort in Greenacres, Fla.
Registration opened Nov. 1 and is free for the first 100 practitioners. Participating practitioners are eligible to earn up to five hours of continuing education credit for attending.
Marks said she hopes for a great turnout from the practicing veterinary community as the event will provide a wonderful opportunity not just for continuing education, but also for networking with the next generation of veterinarians.
“In addition to the CE presentations, we will also be holding a networking cocktail hour in the evening, which we hope will provide a fun and informal way for students and practitioners to mingle and discuss what they have learned about business,” Marks said.
Visit ufvbma.org/businessseminar to register and download an event program.