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Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022

Register for Valuations and Practice Ownership with David McCormick, MS, CVA  


MEET YOUR LUNCH AND LEARN SPEAKERS


Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM
Board-Certified Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care and Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist 

Dr. Christopher G. Byers is a practicing board-certified veterinary emergency & critical care and small animal internal medicine specialist, as well as a certified veterinary journalist, based in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his Bachelor of Science degree as University Honors Scholar in Animal Sciences from Colorado State University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. Dr. Byers’ professional passions are mentoring and coaching veterinary students and colleagues in the areas of emergency & critical care, internal medicine, and communication skills. He is the Co-Editor of the textbook, Feline Emergency & Critical Care Medicine, and has published chapters and articles in numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Byers also publishes a blog called CriticalCareDVM.com with goals to educate pet owners and promote the triad of care.

Lunch & Learn Session:

  • Fluid Therapy Update - A Criticalist’s PerspectiveWednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

David McCormick, MS, CVA
Simmons Great Lakes

David McCormick is a veterinary practice appraiser, broker and transaction specialist. Over the last 20 years he has focused on veterinary practice valuation, facilitating transactions and helping current and future practice owners reach their goals. He teaches nationally and internationally on topics such as practice value & practice financial health, buying/selling a practice, exit planning and practice ownership issues. He operates Simmons Mid-Atlantic and Simmons Great Lakes with his partner and father, Larry McCormick, DVM, MBA, CBA.

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Kimberly Pope Robinson, DVM, CCFP
Founder, 1 Life Connected

Dr. Pope has been in veterinary medicine for over 20 years, practicing in both the large and small animal sectors. Her broad career experience has provided her a unique understanding of the stresses involved with maintaining a career in this industry. She now dedicates her time to providing wellbeing support for the profession in developing the 1 Life Connected movement and shares this message through 1 on 1 coaching, customized team events, author to “The Unspoken Life”, and as a dynamic international speaker. In the end, Dr. Pope truly believes that we are all 1 Life Connected. Dr. Pope lives in Maryland where she enjoys spending time outside exploring with her husband Jeff. They share their home with multiple furry and feathered friends including Dempsey (French Bulldog), Graciebird and Rainier (both tuxedo DSH cats), and Maui (Greater Sulphur Cockatoo) often showcased in the 1 Life Connected movement. In addition, she is active as an athlete and has completed 10 Tough Mudders and was working towards running a 1/2 marathon in every state prior to COVID 19 entering the stage.

Lunch & Learn Session:

  • Click Here to Register for Team Building - REGISTRATION COMING SOON May 2022

Wendy Hauser, DVM
President & Founder, Peak Veterinary Consulting, LLC

The president and founder of metro Denver-based Peak Veterinary Consulting, Dr. Wendy Hauser brings decades of in-the-trenches, real-world experience owning and operating a highly successful veterinary practice to her veterinary practice management consulting services. Dr. Hauser consults with veterinarians and veterinary practice managers nationwide to help them improve the management, operations, and profitability of their veterinary practices and veterinary hospitals. Specifically, she works on resolution of problems and issues that are impeding the growth of a veterinary practice

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Jen Brandt LISW-S, PhD
AVMA Director of Wellbeing, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Dr. Jen Brandt is the AVMA Director of Member Wellness and Diversity Initiatives, responsible for identifying, developing, implementing and coordinating activities and programs that enhance the well-being of its members, and advancing the association’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the profession. Dr. Brandt received her Ph.D. in Social Work and her Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Sociology with a Minor in Spanish from the University of Indianapolis. Prior to joining the AVMA, Dr. Brandt served in several roles at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, including Director of Individual and Organizational Development; Director of Health and Wellness; Director of Student Services and founder and coordinator of the Honoring the Bond Client Support Services Program.

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Tonya Fountain, DM
Founder of Fountain of Solutions, LLC

Dr. Fountain has 30 years of human resource experience and has worked as a human resources specialist, recruiting manager, employment manager, and corporate training and employee development manager. In each role, Dr. Fountain worked intentionally to increase awareness and edifying experience in issues related to diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. Dr. Fountain currently runs her own organizational development and human resources consulting firm. Her focus is on small to mid-sized organizations that would not normally have access to services in these areas. Additionally, Dr, Fountain began teaching for Cornerstone University’s Professional & Graduate Studies (PGS) division in 2008. She has also served as a special appointment faculty member since 2015 for PGS in its undergraduate and graduate business programs and has recently helped to develop courses for Cornerstone’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Organizational Leadership and Development.

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Marty Becker, DVM
Founder of Fear Free

Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian,” has spent his life working toward better health for pets and the people who love them. He is the founder of Fear Free, which works to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them. This includes veterinary and other pet professionals as well as pet parents through FearFreeHappyHomes.com and animal shelter and rescue group staff and volunteers through FearFreeShelters.com. Dr. Becker is an adjunct professor at his alma mater, the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and also at the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine at both Colorado State University and the University of Missouri. Additionally, he has lectured at every veterinary school in the United States, and is on the advisory board of World Vets, an international veterinary and disaster relief programs to help animals. A passionate advocate for the human-animal bond, Dr. Becker serves as an adjunct professor at the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction at the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He is an honorary board member of Pet Partners and the Humane Society of New York, as well as a past board member and strong supporter of his local pet rescue group, Second Chance Animal Adoption of Bonner Ferry, ID, and a supporter of the Panhandle Animal Shelter in Sandpoint, ID, the Kootenai Humane Society in Coeur d’Alene, ID, and the Whitman County Humane Society in Pullman, WA. Dr. Becker practices at North Idaho Animal Hospital because he loves veterinary medicine, pets, and the people who care for them.

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Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton
Hamilton Law & Mediation, PLLC

Debra spent 30 years as a practicing litigator, but she is now a full-time mediator and conflict coach for people in disputes over animals. She works both nationwide and internationally. She has far-reaching experience in resolving interpersonal conflicts involving animals, and she is also well-known in the world of purebred dogs as a top breeder and exhibitor of Irish setters and long-haired dachshunds. Debra speaks widely on the topic of how mediation techniques can help people address conflicts without litigation. She has presented at veterinary schools, the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Law Association, the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, the Living With Animals conference, state bar association Animal Law Committee meetings, and animal interest group meetings. Debra also writes a blog for Hamilton Law and Mediation and has been a featured writer for Solo Practice University blog and the Canine Chronicle. She has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, and the New York Times, just to name a few.

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Zenithson Ng, DVM, MS, DABVP
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture College of Veterinary Medicine

Zenithson (Zenny) Ng is a clinical assistant professor of Community Practice at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in animal science from Rutgers University and veterinary degree from Cornell University. In addition to his role in teaching veterinary students, he is the veterinary advisor for the Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee (HABIT) program, the animal-assisted intervention program of the University of Tennessee, which is comprised of over 500 volunteers at facilities throughout east Tennessee. He has been actively engaged in animal-assisted interventions with his own golden retriever, Grace. Zenny’s clinical interests include behavior, dentistry, preventive medicine, and management of gastrointestinal and renal disease. His research interests include the effect of animal-assisted interventions on both humans and animals and is currently investigating the effect of the presence of a dog on anxiety and dose of anesthesia in children with cancer.

Lunch & Learn Session:

  • Click Here to Register for All About Assistance Animals - REGISTRATION COMING SOONDecember 2022

         LUNCH AND LEARN SCHEDULE & SESSION INFORMATION


        Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022

        Valuations and Practice Ownership with David McCormick, MS, CVA

        Simmons Great Lakes

        What makes a practice financially healthy and why does it matter? This session will start with a foundation on practice financial health and then move into how veterinary practices are valued and why one practice can be worth more than another even though they have the same revenues. It will also talk about the purchase-sale process and the key steps for both sides.

          Click here to register for the event. 


          Wednesday, March 23, 2022

          Rabies and Other Reportable Disease with the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD)

          Rabies Prevention and control is a common issue in veterinary practice, but does your team know the latest testing techniques, safety protocols, and rules and regulations? The experts at MDARD will spend the hour discussing the role and responsibilities of the veterinary practice and the importance of communication when dealing with reportable diseases in Michigan.

            Click here to register for the event.


            April 2022

            Antimicrobial Resistance with Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (MSU VDL)

            Session information coming soon! 

              Click here to register for the event. - REGISTRATION COMING SOON


              May 2022

              Team Building with Kimberly Pope Robinson, DVM, CCFP

              Founder, 1 Life Connected

              Session information coming soon! 

                Click here to register for the event. - REGISTRATION COMING SOON


                June 2022

                Extralabel Drug Use in Veterinary Medicine with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 

                Session information coming soon! 

                  Click here to register for the event. - REGISTRATION COMING SOON


                  Wednesday, July 20, 2022

                  Speak the Same Language: Strategies to Help Clients Understand Recommendations with Wendy Hauser, DVM

                  President & Founder, Peak Veterinary Consulting, LLC

                  Session information coming soon! 

                    Click here to register for the event. - REGISTRATION COMING SOON


                    Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022

                    Rethinking Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention with Jen Brandt LISW-S, PhD

                    Director of Wellbeing, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, AVMA

                    Session information coming soon! 

                      Click here to register for the event. - REGISTRATION COMING SOON


                      Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022

                      The Care for DEI in the Workplace with Tonya Fountain, DM

                      Founder, Fountain of Solutions, LLC

                      Session information coming soon! 

                        Click here to register for the event. - REGISTRATION COMING SOON


                        Wednesday, October 19, 2022

                        Fear Free with Marty Becker, DVM, Founder of Fear Free

                        Founder, Fountain of Solutions, LLC

                        Session information coming soon! 

                          Click here to register for the event. - REGISTRATION COMING SOON


                          Wednesday, November 16, 2022

                          Conflict Resolution in the Workplace with Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton

                          Hamilton Law & Mediation, PLLC

                          Session information coming soon! 

                            Click here to register for the event. - REGISTRATION COMING SOON


                            December 2022

                            All About Assistance Animals with Zenithson Ng, DVM, MS, DABVP

                            Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences,

                            The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture College of Veterinary Medicine

                            Session information coming soon! 

                              Click here to register for the event. - REGISTRATION COMING SOON


                              2022 ON-DEMAND LUNCH AND LEARN EVENTS AVAILABLE

                              Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

                              Fluid Therapy Update - A Criticalist’s Perspective with Christopher G. Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM

                              Board-certified veterinary specialist, International Speaker, and Author

                              Learners will discuss current hot topics in fluid therapy, including using of colloids, and will review how to develop an effective fluid therapy plan.


                              2021 ON-DEMAND LUNCH AND LEARN EVENTS AVAILABLE

                              December 9, 2021

                              Ethics in Veterinary Medicine with Dr. Sarah Babcock and Speaker Panel

                              Well-meaning pet owners can become entrenched in and confused by certain feeding practices. This lecture will review some common nutrition myths and misperceptions as well as provide some communication tips to help make potentially contentious conversations into effective ones.


                              November 3, 2021

                              Toxicology with Justine Lee

                              Justine A. Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT is a board-certified veterinary specialist in both emergency critical care (DACVECC) and toxicologist (DABT). She is the CEO and co-founder of VETgirl, the #1 online veterinary continuing education platform. She also works as a criticalist at Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota, and is a consultant for the non-profit ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. Justine is passionate about ensuring that pets get the best healthcare. She serves as a veterinary expert for Litter Robot. Previously, she was the Associate Director of Veterinary Services for an Animal Poison Control Center in Minneapolis (2009-2013) and on faculty at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center (2003-2008).


                              Tuesday, October 19, 2021

                              Nutrition with Dr. Martha Cline

                              Well-meaning pet owners can become entrenched in and confused by certain feeding practices. This lecture will review some common nutrition myths and misperceptions as well as provide some communication tips to help make potentially contentious conversations into effective ones.


                              Thursday, September 2, 2021

                              COVID Relief with Eric Garcia

                              The practice, team and clientele you had before COVID-19 is probably not the exact same practice, team and clientele you have now. Your policies and way of doing things likely evolved with your needs as the pandemic ebbed and flowed. With the realization that "normal" may never look the same again, Eric Garcia, IT Expert and Digital Marketer and Founder of Simply Done Tech Solutions is here to help! With his experience of working with hundreds of veterinary practices around the globe, Eric understands which proven techniques can most easily adapt across all veterinary practices.

                              At the September MVMA Lunch and Learn webinar Eric discussed:

                              • Client engagement campaigns during and after COVID
                              • Client retention strategies. Right now, so many practices are growing leaps and bounds but don't have proper retention strategies in place. Which means, this time next year, or even later this year, they won't be seeing those clients again without proper systems.
                              • We talk about client education in a way that generates visits for new pet owners (we break it out by dog and cat).
                              • Lastly, curbside communication. While we know a lot of practices are reverting back to curbside (or offering hybrid for the indefinite future) it's critical we have effective conversations when the client is in the exam room. I provide proven tips on how to tackle this.


                                Thursday, August 12, 2021

                                Incorporating Holistic Medicine in Everyday Practice with Michael Petty, DVM, CVPP, CVMA, CCRT, CAAPM

                                Holistic Medicine is a term that is thrown around a lot for all the wrong reasons; we can see it on bags of dog food at the pet store and hear about it on late night television ads. However, the definition of holistic means looking at the entire animal when choosing a therapy, but often infers the use of non-pharmaceutical therapies. This webinar is going to look at several non-pharmaceutical modalities that everyone should consider incorporating into their practice. It will include acupuncture, massage, physical rehabilitation and laser therapy. At the end of the webinar, you will have a basic understanding of these modalities so that you can decide if they are something you would like to incorporate into your practice.


                                Wednesday, July 14, 2021

                                Wellness and Compassion Fatigue

                                The wellbeing of veterinary professionals is one of the most important issues facing our profession, and a critical focus of Not One More Vet. Join the MVMA to welcome Dr. Melanie Goble to discuss how improving wellbeing is a shared responsibility that requires a committed effort by all members of our community. Practice teams, business owners, veterinary colleges, organizations, and individuals all have important roles to play and this webinar will help you discover how to get started in your own practice.

                                Please send specific questions and examples of what you are doing or what you may need help with within your practice to mgoble@nomv.org by Sunday, July 11, 2021 so that I may tailor the lecture to your needs!


                                Wednesday, June 23, 2021

                                Common and Emerging Zoonotic Diseases: Bacterial, Fungal, Parasitic, and Viral Threats with Steve Bolin, Immunodiagnostics & Parasitology Section Chief, MSU VDL, Roger Maes, Virology Section Chief, MSU VDL, and Rinosh Mani, Bacteriology & Mycology Section Chief, MSU VDL

                                COVID-19 has underscored the threat of zoonotic diseases to human health. There are many zoonotic diseases that practitioners may encounter in an exam room. This session will provide an overview of common and emerging zoonotic diseases diagnosed at the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions. 


                                Thursday, May 20, 2021 

                                David vs. Goliath: How to Outhustle and Out-hire the Competition with Stacey Pursell

                                There are enough challenges and obstacles in the marketplace as it is for smaller Veterinary practices and organizations. It almost seems unfair that they have to compete against larger employers for top talent. But it can be done—and Stacy Pursell of The VET Recruiter will show you how during this special presentation for the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association.

                                Stacy, who has been an executive recruiter and search consultant for more than 20 years, will discuss:

                                • The shift in mindset that’s needed to hire consistently well
                                • Why your staffing plan must be FUN—Flexible, Urgent, and Nimble
                                • The correct approach for successfully engaging the current generation of workers
                                • The critical role of employer branding and company culture in the hiring process
                                • How the ABCs of sales (Always Be Closing) apply to Veterinary hiring
                                • The often overlooked importance of the onboarding process
                                • The most effective “hacks” for leveling the playing field with bigger employers

                                The bottom line is how well you hire ultimately dictates how successful your veterinary practice or organization will be. That’s why it’s crucial to hone, streamline, and improve your recruiting and hiring process as much as possible and also why you should join Stacy Pursell for this special Michigan VMA presentation of “David vs. Goliath: How to Outhustle and Out-hire the Competition.”


                                FAQ

                                Please note that all webinars will be recorded and available on-demand for registered attendees only

                                CE certificates are emailed to the email address you registered with after the webinar. Processing of the CE certificate takes up to 5 business days to validate. 

                                A Q&A is offered at the discretion of the speaker and will be facilitated by the speaker and a MVMA staff member. 


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