Message From the President
Click the image below to hear the president's message for this month and check out Jeff's favorite summer tank top! Jeff shares information on the upcoming Mid-Year Meeting, the fabulous collection of Hot Rocks presentations, and ample opportunity to network with your peers and learn about current association initiatives and activities. With over 100 registered already, it's going to be a vibrant two days of collaboration and education. See you in Denver!
Welcome New Members
Shepherd Software, Inc.
Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital
Shepherd Software, Inc.
Old Hickory Group
| Anthony Mahan
Liger Veterinary Consulting
| Karen Osborne
Lacher McDonald & Co., CPA's
| Samuel Razor
Hippo Manager Software, Inc.
| Brei Silvia
BBVA Compass Bank
| Mark Sizemore
Sizemore & Associates, CPA
Member & Association News
|2018 Mid-Year Meeting|
Today is the last day to register and receive the early bird discount, a $50 savings off of the registration price, for the 2018 Mid Year Meeting. We hope to see you in Denver next month!
Not sure why you need to attend? We feature the top 8 reasons in the new VetPartners Blog. Read the blog at the link below, then register and join us!Blog Link
|Call for Volunteers|
VetPartners has many great programs and initiatives in the works to help promote our association and our members and advance the industry as a whole. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join a Committee or SIG and use their knowledge and experience to help us reach our goals. What's in it for you? A chance to develop leadership skills, connect and network with colleagues, and give back to the association and industry.
Please review the list of various committees and SIGs at http://vetpartners.org/Committees and if interested, feel free to reach out to the Chair of that group, or contact Elizabeth McArthur at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, if you will be attending the Mid-year Meeting, you can find out more about any group you are interested in by visiting with them during our Committee/SIG meeting time during the program.
|Become a Brand Ambassador|
VetPartners members are the face and voice of our association, and we need your help now. As part of the VetPartners public relations initiative, we encourage our members to become brand ambassadors for the organization.
How can you do that? First, read the attached Member Brand Guide to get a sense of the messaging we want to put out there, and begin using this language when talking about VetPartners with colleagues and clients. Second, add the Member Logo, available for download Here, to your website, collateral materials and presentations to show that you are a proud member of our organization.
Please be sure to adhere to the logo use guidelines as outlined in the brand guide, and read and agree to the terms and conditions for use of the logo, both available for review and download on the website.
|VetPartners Board, Committees & SIGs Updates|
Diversity & Inclusion SIG
The Membership Committee is continuing to focus on our initiatives from the board, i.e. encouraging collaboration between members, creating opportunities for new members to network at meetings as well as in-between meetings, and improving member engagement by creating more connections and enhancing our new member "on-boarding" process. Have some ideas about how to achieve these goals? Contact Michael Linardi, Chair. Or better yet, join the committee and help us develop the plan and process!Program Committee
We are actively looking for new members for the Program Committee. We meet on the fourth Thursday of each month via conference call at 11am EST. This committee has a lot of fun working to pull together both the Mid-Year and Annual Meetings. Want to join us? Let Elizabeth know.Technology & Innovation SIG
The Technology and Innovation SIG will be seeing you at the Mid Year Meeting. We will be working on teaching members how to use the various technologies available to improve their day-to-day jobs. We are also considering a public facing focus which is still being determined. Want to chime in with that focus? Come join our meetings at 10am Central on the second Tuesday of each month.Social Media Reminder
|News From our Members|
|Ready to Get Human-Animal Bond Certified?|
There's no question that today's pet owners are very different from pet owners just a few years ago. The next thing pet parents are going to be looking for is a veterinarian that can prove they understand and support the relationship they have with their pets. The Human-Animal Bond has been proven to improve the health and well-being of both pets and pet owners. Understanding the science and receiving practical training will help strengthen your practice. Veterinarians that complete the course will earn an official Human-Animal Bond Certification from the NAVC Learning Academy and HABRI.
|VHMA Insiders' Insight Report|
|SHARE YOUR NEWS WITH FELLOW MEMBERS!
The VetPartners e-Bulletin is published monthly on or around the 15th of the month. We are always looking for news and information to share. If you have any, please send to our Association Administrator, Elizabeth McArthur, at email@example.com. You can review our e-Bulletin Submission Policy HERE.
SAVE THE DATES
2018 MID-YEAR MEETING
July 11 - 13, 2018
2019 ANNUAL MEETING
January 16 - 18, 2019
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