AUG 23 – 25   •   LaGrange, GA   •   13 CE HOURS

Practice Owners & Young Professionals Conferences

Energize is More than just Talking Heads.

Two Conferences, One Place, Same Time.
A Schedule that Promises Time for Fun & Relaxation with Family/Friends (and New Friends)
You Can’t Afford to Miss This Event!

Thank you to Our Sponsors!

Speakers

Owner & Veterinarian,
Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital (Atlanta, GA)

Insurance Agent,
American Veterinarians’ Insurance Services, Inc. & Ladner Insurance Services (Snellville, GA)

Practice Manager,
Evans East Animal Hospital (Denver, CO)

Partner,
KSM Business Services, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN)

Director,
KSM Business Services, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN)

Owner & Veterinarian,
Dallas Highway Animal Hospital (Powder Springs, GA)

Founder,
Vande Linde & Associates (Brunswick, GA)

Owner & Veterinarian,
Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals (Tampa, FL)

Schedule

Friday, August 23

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Registration

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

PO: Tips and Trends for Selling Your Practice to Associates – Terry O’Neill, BS, CPA, CVA & Beth Scott, BS, CPA

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

YP: How to Become a Communications Ninja, Part I – Mary Ann Vande Linde, DVM

2:50 pm – 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm

PO: Expense to Revenue Ratios/Best Practices in Financial Management – Terry O’Neill, BS, CPA, CVA & Beth Scott, BS, CPA

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm

YP: How to Become a Communications Ninja, Part II – Mary Ann Vande Linde, DVM

3:50 pm – 4:00 pm

Break

4:00 pm – 4:50 pm

PO: Financial Q&A – Terry O’Neill, BS, CPA, CVA & Beth Scott, BS, CPA

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

YP: How to Become a Communications Ninja, Part III – Mary Ann Vande Linde, DVM

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Happy Hour

Saturday, August 24

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast/Keynote Address: Making Optimal Use of Your Veterinary Technicians = Increased Profit for Your Practice – Justin Toth, DVM

8:40 am – 10:40 am

PO & YP: Consolidation Counterpoint: Strategies for Veterinary Practice Owners to Exit and Keep the Practice Veterinarian-Owned – Link Welborn, DVM, DABVP

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

YP: Scavenger Hunt/Case Studies

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

PO: Practice Optimization – Duffy Jones, DVM

Sunday, August 25

7:00 am – 7:30 am

Continental Breakfast

7:30 am – 9:00 am

YP: Hands On Skills Workshops with Model | Simulators: Critical Care Feline/Canine, Canine Dental Simulator, Feline Intubation Simulator, Mouth to Snout Resuscitation, Wound Bandaging

7:30 am – 9:00 am

PO: HR Best Practices–How to Attract and Retain Staff – Philip Ladner, AMVETS, & representative from AVMA-PLIT

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

YP: Mastering Exam Room Communications – Mary Ann Vande Linde, DVM

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

PO: HR Workshop Best Practices (Onboarding, Retention, etc.) – Sarah Montgomery

12:00 pm

Adjournment/Departure

Location

Bring the Family & Have Some Fun!

The Great Wolf Lodge features an Adventure & Water park with a bowling alley, arcade, mini golf and so much more!
A Great Venue for Learning AND Recreation at a Price That Can’t Be Beat!

Great Wolf Lodge
150 Tom Hall Parkway
LaGrange, GA 30240
(757) 734-8452

Book your discounted room online by using code 1908GVMA

Our special rate is $109 + each deluxe room INCLUDES YOUR PASS TO THE INDOOR WATER PARK.

Pricing & Discounts

If you are a member of any other state VMA, please call our office to get the special member-only rate!

  • Practice Owners Conference

  • $225starting rate
    • Full Registration Rate for GVMA Hospital Members

    GVMA Hospital Members: $225
    State VMA Individual Members: $295
    Non State VMA Members: $425

    • Rates increase after July 22

  • Young Professionals Conference

  • $175Starting Rate
    • Full Registration Rate for GVMA Hospital Members

    GVMA Hospital Members: $175
    State VMA Individual Members: $195
    Non State VMA Members: $395

    • Rates increase after July 22

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