Brief Summits—collaborative, intimate, high-energy events—provide practical tools and solutions you can immediately put to work to elevate your practice, your clients, your team, and yourself.
This event is curated for you by the veterinarians behind Clinician’s Brief and Veterinary Team Brief. Join your peers for 2 days of expert-led sessions and in-depth workshops, and build meaningful connections with speakers and industry partners through this unique opportunity.

Whether you’re a seasoned practice manager or owner, or you’re simply considering possibilities for the future, this is the event for you.
In 2 Days, Earn Up to 11 Hours of CE:
  • Protect the practice from embezzlement
  • Pursue opportunities for scalable growth
  • Mitigate burnout and stress
  • Revitalize your practice leadership model
  • Track metrics that help you achieve real practice growth
You’ll leave with actionable ideas and tools to help you streamline your practice management model, enabling your team to continue delivering high-quality care to every patient.
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Washington, DC
May 30 – June 1, 2019


The event will be held May 30 – June 1, 2019, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Attendees can earn up to 11 hours of CE while attending interactive, discussion-based lectures; hands-on workshops; and brief lightning talks on crucial practice topics.

Interactive lectures with multiple opportunities for discussion and collaboration with speakers and peers

Lightning Talks
Brief, 15 to 20 minute talks on hot topics and practice management quagmires

Hands-on sessions focused on practical, problem-solving techniques and skills you can immediately implement in the practice


Give Your Team a Raise
Discover practical tools for increasing practice revenue, decreasing expenses, and investing the results in your team.

Understanding the Value of Your Practice
Find out why practice valuation is a necessary investment—even when you aren’t selling—and what you can learn from this service.

Burnout, Occupational Stressors, and How to Mitigate
There’s no end-all-be-all solution for burnout and the occupational stressors of this profession, but in this session, you’ll discover practical advice for mitigating this pressing issue.

Get Your Practice Brand On Point
Does thinking about your practice’s ‘brand’ give you a headache? In this workshop, explore relevant tips for developing and enhancing your practice brand—plus, try your hand at a few techniques.

Tech Roundup
Take a tour through new and existing technology and software platforms that can improve practice efficiency, increase practice revenue, and enhance client loyalty.

Lead by Example: Modern Practice Leadership
It’s time to throw out the dusty, one-dimensional models of leadership. In this interactive workshop, gain the skills you need to implement the tenets of transformational change in your practice.

Lightning Talk
Preserving Independent Ownership: What Are the Options?

Lightning Talk
Pet Insurance and Wellness Plans: The Perfect Pair, or an Administrative Nightmare?

Practice Growth
Is your practice growing? Learn to identify the signs and determine when to add new team members, whether or not you can support another veterinarian, and if you need more space.

Lightning Talk
Details to come.

Evening Networking Event
Details to come.

Modern Marketing for the Successful Veterinary Practice
Gain actionable advice for making contact with current and potential clients—wherever they are—and learn how to leave a lasting impression that propels your practice forward.

Embezzlement! How to Spot It, and How to Protect the Practice
Handling all of the practice’s financials yourself isn’t a sustainable answer to this problem. In this session, learn how to spot embezzlement and, more importantly, how to ensure your practice is protected.

Communication Tools to Increase Compliance
Unlock the power of wellness and preventive care protocols with these critical tools that increase client compliance and bolster the practice’s financial health.

Putting Benchmarks to Work in Your Practice
See how your practice stacks up against the top practices—plus, find out what steps you can take to uncover untapped revenue and unleash explosive growth in your practice.

Lightning Talk
Details to come.

Strategic Planning and Goal-Setting
Gain actionable techniques for mapping out your practice’s future and both setting and achieving your goals.

Top 5 Numbers You Need to Watch
Number geeks unite! To achieve lasting practice growth, an effective practice leader stays focused on these 5 key metrics.

Panel Discussion
Get answers to your most pressing practice management questions during this high-energy Q&A session with the event’s speakers.
More details to come. Program information subject to change.


Registration is first come, first served—and space is limited!
Brief Summits are small, intimate events that provide opportunities to actively engage with and receive guidance from experts in the veterinary field. Earn up to 11 hours of CE, share experiences and tactics with colleagues, and engage in meaningful interactions with industry partners.

Until Dec. 31, 2018

Until Feb. 28, 2019

Until Apr. 30, 2019

Until May 24, 2019

Venue & Travel

This event will take place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, minutes away from Washington, DC.
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 sightseeing easy! Nearby attractions include Mt. Vernon Trail, the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, and the National Mall.

Hotel room rate is $189 per night. Book yours here. Hotel amenities include an indoor/outdoor pool, a gym, a coffee shop, a business center, and a restaurant/lounge.
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Finally. A sponsorship experience built for you.
From panel discussions and speed networking to high-impact Learning Lounge opportunities, the Brief Summits sponsor immersion packages are designed to provide you and your colleagues with a truly unique opportunity to build lasting relationships with your core audience.
Contact us today to get started building a sponsorship package that
takes your brand to the next level.

Brief Summits are focused, in-depth events designed to help you solve your most pressing concerns in the practice. With clinical and practice management events, there's a Brief Summit for every team member and schedule.

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