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2019 Annual Meeting
      January 16 - 18, 2019
  Orlando, Florida

JOIN US!

Join us for the 2019 Annual Meeting in Orlando, January 16 - 18! During our interactive program, you'll have the opportunity to listen to and learn from VetPartners members who are leaders in veterinary practice management and a powerful keynote speaker who will lead us through a workshop that can help you turn your business, or that of your clients, around. 

In addition to an excellent program, there will be plenty of opportunity to network with your colleagues. We are organizing roundtable technology training sessions, a formal networking event, and will host the popular Sponsor Roundtable reception and CareCredit reception.

Read on to find out more about the awesome program and then register today!

PROGRAM

General Schedule

 Wednesday, January 16, 2019  
 6:00 - 7:00pm  New Member Orientation Session
 7:00 - 8:00pm  Kick Off Reception
   
 Thursday, January 17, 2019  
 7:00 - 8:00am  Registration and Continental Breakfast
 8:00am - 12:00pm  Annual Business Meeting/New Member Pinning/Program
 12:00 - 1:30pm  Lunch
 1:30 - 5:00pm  Program
 6:00 - 7:30pm  Sponsor Roundtable Reception
   
 Friday, January 18, 2019  
 7:00 - 8:00am  Registration and Continental Breakfast
 8:00am - 12:00pm  Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream Workshop
 12:00 - 1:30pm  Lunch and Awards Program
 1:30 - 5:00pm  Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream Workshop
 5:30 - 8:00pm  CareCredit Reception


Thursday, January 17
The program on day one will focus once again on "Current Trends in Today's Veterinary Practices." We will have two extended panel sessions in which we will explore some of the issues that veterinary practices are facing today:

Insights and Trends in Corporate Consolidation:
The purpose of this panel is to give VetPartners member a behind the scenes look at the most important trend in veterinary practice today – the rapid consolidation of practices into corporate groups. The panelists represent consolidators in three different stages – from one of the large national consolidators to a growing national group to a regionally focused group. Topics to be discussed include: current trends and likely trends in the future, the various approaches of corporate groups, advice to practice owners that are currently in the process of selling or thinking about it in the future, and how private practice can effectively compete in a landscape of increased consolidation. There will be an extended Q&A time.

Moderated by:  Trey Cutler, The Cutler Law Group
Panelists: Eric Smith, General Counsel, NVA
David Strauss, Co-Founder, PetWell Partners
Greg O'Brien, CEO and Founder, O'Brien Veterinary Group

The ProSal Debate:

In today’s talent economy, it has become increasingly difficult to recruit and retain associate veterinarians. This tough competition is on many fronts – work/life balance, compensation & benefits, professional development, as well as other factors. A talented line up of VetPartners members are going to dig deep into this issue – specifically compensation. What is the future of compensation (Salary, ProSal, Bonus, Profit Sharing, etc.) and how will it impact every practice regardless of size or practice focus? Our panel of practice management consultants, CPAs, and practicing veterinarians will debate the pros and cons of compensation strategies, and how the industry can change for better business success.

Learning Objectives:  

  • Reduce the conflict of practicing medicine and earning a salary
  • Offer competitive salaries for recruitment and retention success
  • Refocus efforts on quality of care and efficiency, rather than volume and cumbersome pay calculations


Friday, January 18

From Survive To Thrive:

On day two we will be bringing in Steve van Remortel, author of Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream, to lead a day-long workshop during which you will develop a strategy and plan to increase  profitability for your business and/or that of your clients. The workshop will focus on the fundamentals of every organization: strategy and talent. Expect to be energized, challenged, and to walk away with a specific action plan that you can put in place immediately.

As part of this workshop, attendees will also receive:

      • opportunity to participate in the DISC and Talent Insights Assessments and receive results prior to the meeting - a $300 value per person!
      • a copy of Steve’s book, Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream
      • 3 follow-up videos (1 per month) with supplemental communication and action plans to implement from strategies learned at the workshop.

This workshop is not to be missed! Learn more about the workshop by checking out the video intro to the right. You might also want to check out Steves Website and follow him on social media, as he always has great content. 



REGISTRATION

Don't miss this opportunity to join your colleagues for two days of education, inspiration and networking! Please note that registration fees include the kick-off celebration reception, as well as continental breakfast, lunch, and receptions on both Thursday and Friday.

Member Early Bird Rate (through December 27, 2018) - $395

Member Late Rate (after December 27, 2018) - $445

Guest Rate - $695


Cancellation Policy:  Please note that all fees are fully refundable until January 2, 2019, minus a $25 administrative fee. After January 2, no refunds will be available.


LOCATION & HOTEL RESERVATIONS


    

JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL  32837

The Annual Meeting will be held at the beautiful JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes.  The resort, set on 500 lush acres, welcomes Florida visitors with upscale amenities and superb service. Contemporary guest rooms offer plush bedding, internet-ready HD TV's, marble bathrooms with oversized tubs, and in many cases, private balconies with scenic lakefront or pool views. A true resort, guests can take advantage of their lazy river outdoor pool and Grande Lakes Sports, including a bike trail or the Ritz-Carlton Spa┬« Orlando and the par-72 golf course designed by Greg Norman. The hotel hosts delicious dining options, from casual farm-to-table fare to fine dining. Their location offers an unparalleled retreat, but is just a short distance from the Orlando Convention Center.

VetPartners has reserved a block of guest rooms at the property for attendees at the rate of $229++ single or double. Please note that the hotel reservation cut-off date is December 19, 2018!

For Hotel Reservations:

Call the toll-free  reservation number: 800-266-9432, and mention that you are with VetPartners to receive the discount group rate.

On-Line reservation link:  https://book.passkey.com/gt/217051975?gtid=ad23c8d0f2eec5dc9d9d5dc70a4ca552 


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