Where Will You Take Your Practice?

2-Day CE at the early bird price of

$549

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Join us April 6-7, 2018, in Washington, D.C., for the inaugural Veterinary Team Brief Summit. This 2-day event offers new, prospective, and established practice owners and leaders elite training they can use to reach the next level in practice management.

The Elite Veterinary Practices Summit will offer a small, intimate, high energy gathering style where attendees can share the challenges faced in practice and receive counsel from experts in the veterinary field.

All sessions will be rooted in practicality, with participants returning to practice with fresh ideas for increasing revenue, leveraging new technology, and leading their teams to new heights.

Elite Training,
Esteemed Speakers
friday, april 6
10-Step Plan: Strategies to Increase Profitability Exponentially—Starting Monday
Denise Tumblin, CPA
President, WTA Veterinary Consultant
Control your costs, avoid missed charges, leverage technology, and make your team more efficient! Denise Tumblin will highlight these and other strategies that will increase profitability for your practice.
The Elite Team: Hiring, Training, & Leadership to Grow a High-Functioning Team
Heather Prendergast, RVT, CVPM, SPHR
CEO, Synergie Consulting
Does your team have room to grow? Heather Prendergast, a 20-year veterinary industry veteran and author of Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team, will equip you to hire rising stars and lead them to new heights!
HOT TOPIC LIGHTNING TALK
The Hidden Growth Opportunity Called Telehealth
Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD
President, American Veterinary Medical Law Association
HOT TOPIC LIGHTNING TALK
Leveraging Pet Insurance to Grow Your Bottom Line
Tracy Dowdy, CVPM
Founder & Managing Director, MRG Consulting
When clients can’t pay for services their pets need, it’s stressful for everyone. Find out how pet insurance can pay off for your practice.
HOT TOPIC LIGHTNING TALK
Lessons Learned with Employee Addiction
Heather Prendergast, RVT, CVPM, SPHR
CEO, Synergie Consulting
Reporting for Elite Practices: A Foolproof Guide to Revamping Your Practice Data Assessment
Tracy Dowdy, CVPM
Founder & Managing Director, MRG Consulting
Do you know your data? You are surrounded by valuable metrics just waiting to be leveraged to greatly improve your practice.
Thrive During Growth: Assessing the Need for More Staff & Physical Space
Lance Roasa, DVM, MS, JD
President, American Veterinary Medical Law Association
The waiting room is packed, the phone won’t stop ringing, and team members are tripping over each other in the too-small treatment room—is it time for your team and your practice to get a little bigger?
Elite Consulting: 60 Minutes of Free Advice
Panel
Our panel of experts will dish out advice on topics you crave knowledge about! Armed with your questions in advance, panelists will provide direction that’s tailored to summit guests.
saturday, april 7
Cutting Edge: Elite Practices Are Using Technology for These Simple Things
Stacee Santi, DVM
Founder, Vet2Pet
Your practice juggles a lot, from scheduling appointments to tracking data and connecting with clients. Simple solutions such as implementing a loyalty program and using the right software can reduce your headaches and foster better client relationships.
Modern Funding: Leveraging Capital for Growth—How, Why, & When?
Darby Affeldt, DVM
North Star Research Group
Preparing for Exit: Selling Options, Grooming Future Leaders, & More
David McCormick, MS, CVA
Simmons & Associates, Mid-Atlantic
Charter Member, VetPartners
Thinking of selling your practice? Contemplating retirement plans and wondering how to pass the torch smoothly? An experienced veterinary practice appraiser, David McCormick specializes in exit planning. He’ll cover what you need to know to ensure a successful transition so your practice can continue to thrive as you move on to the next chapter.
Elite Consulting: 60 Minutes of Free Advice
Panel
Our panel of experts will dish out advice on topics you crave knowledge about! Armed with your questions in advance, panelists will provide direction that’s tailored to summit guests.
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Space Is Limited!

Registration is first come, first served—and space is limited! The summit will be a small, intimate gathering that will provide opportunities to interact with and receive counsel from experts in the field. Receive 11.5 hours of RACE-approved CE for only $549.

Early registration is $549. Price increases to $599 on
November 16. Sign up today!
VENUE & TRAVEL INFORMATION

The Veterinary Team Brief Summit will take place at the recently updated Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, minutes away from Washington, D.C. Complimentary round-trip shuttle service from Reagan National Airport (DCA) to the hotel is available; parking is available for a fee.

Shops and restaurants are within walking distance, and the city is a short drive or metro ride away. Metro access in the hotel lobby will make sight-seeing easy! Nearby attractions include Mt. Vernon Trail, the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, the National Mall, and the White House.

Hotel amenities include an indoor/outdoor pool, a gym, a coffee shop, a business center, and a restaurant/lounge. The Crystal Gateway Marriott is rated 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor.

Special Room Rate for Summit Guests
$189/night

Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
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Summit News
Introducing Elite Veterinary Practices

Brief Media (brief.media)—publisher of the peer-reviewed veterinary business, wellness, and team-based medicine journal Veterinary Team Brief—has announced the launch of Elite Veterinary Practices Summit. Practice leaders, owners, and managers looking to elevate their practice will meet on April 6-7, 2018, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in the Washington, DC metro area.

The Veterinary Team Brief Summit will feature top thinkers from the industry in modern and progressive lecture formats in addition to traditional CE sessions tailored to address challenges faced by conference guests.

2-Day CE at the early bird price of

$549

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Veterinary Team Brief delivers practical skills for team-based medicine—with clinical strategies for team training, peer-reviewed credibility, concise content, essential training modules, and easy-to-implement protocols. From the publisher of Clinician's Brief.