Improve the way you care for your patients, your clients, your team…and you!

Today’s veterinary professionals must be more rounded in their knowledge and expertise than ever before. It’s no longer enough just to practice great medicine—you now must excel in business strategy, human resources, operations, technology, and marketing.

VetSummit 2019 is designed to propel your veterinary practice forward and prepare you for the future. The conference offers a great combination of business and practice management tracks, software training courses, industry-leading keynotes, peer networking, and an exhibit hall full of partners who want to see you succeed.

You’ll leave armed with new insights and ideas to grow your practice, motivate your team, and advance the world of veterinary medicine. With sessions for established practices, start-ups, mobile hospitals, companion practices, and equine clinics, there’s something for everyone!

Here are eight things you’ll learn at VetSummit 2019.

1: New Growth Strategies

Karen Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM, CVA, founder and president of management consulting firm PantheraT, will help you identify what clients want from your practice, analyze your strengths and weaknesses, update your pricing strategies, introduce new services, and unearth untapped revenue opportunities using your practice data.

2: Uncover Top Talent

To remain competitive, practices need to hire and retain the best candidates—which is easier said than done. Discover from HR pros the interview techniques that will give you more insight into your candidates to help you uncover true talent.

Then, once you’ve built that winning team, lead them with influence! The ability to leverage the talents of your team is an essential leadership skill, but it’s a tricky one to master. You’ll learn positive leadership techniques that will help you build mutual trust and improve your relationships with both staff and clients.

3: Make Your Inventory Work for You

You’ll get up to speed on best practices for setting up, managing, organizing, and modifying inventory, including controlled substance reporting. You’ll learn how to manage inventory effectively using features in AVImark, eVetPractice, and ImproMed software to automate purchase ordering, receiving, and price updating.

4: Elevate Your Marketing

Marketing guru Eric Garcia, owner of Simply Done Tech Solutions, will share his wisdom on a host of marketing topics, starting with his keynote on future-proofing your practice, where he will explain how to protect and grow your practice in a world of ever-evolving technology by embracing new tools to attract and retain clients, including Millennials. He will also outline the three elements of a successful marketing strategy and review the top marketing mistakes veterinary practices make (and how to fix them easily).

5: Go Paperless…Finally!

The primary goals of going paperless are to improve efficiency and organization within a veterinary practice. If you’re new to paperless, you’ll discover the initial steps for moving to electronic files and communicating electronically. If you’re already there, you’ll learn about strategic implementation and advanced processes for increasing productivity, enhancing interoffice communication, capturing missed charges, and automating processes.

AVImark, eVetPractice, and ImproMed users will learn how to set up the practice to electronically capture charges and signatures, manage patient flow with the whiteboard, use electronic consent forms and medical records, and more.

6: Master Your Practice Financials

Managing your practice by the numbers doesn’t have to be hard, and it’s necessary for success. Marsha Heinke, DVM, EA, CPA, CVPM, will host several financial management sessions discussing best accounting and bookkeeping practices, how to monitor your practice’s financial health by collecting and managing practice data, risk management and internal control systems in the hospital environment, and valuation resources that will enable you to measure and manage the significant financial investment that is your practice.

7: Become More Efficient with Your Software 

Get empowered as you dig into key aspects of your AVImark, eVetPractice, and ImproMed software! These training sessions are tailored for practice managers, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and front office staff, at beginner, intermediate, and power-user levels. They cover the full gamut of tasks, roles, and responsibilities, with tips and advice to raise the level of productivity, efficiency, and profitability in your practice.

8: Improve Your Wellbeing

Veterinary consultant Bash Halow, LVT, CVPM will share thought-provoking case studies that stimulate discussion (and some healthy venting) and then outline how to manage complaints effectively and use them to help team members shine. Bash will also lead an important session on compassion fatigue, where you can test your own job satisfaction and workplace fatigue level.

Intrigued? Learn more at Then secure your spot soon to take advantage of discounted pricing and special hotel room rates—before they fill up!