Calendar of Events
Veterinary Practice Management
Open to Veterinarians and Practice Managers / Administrators
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 1pm registration and lunch / 2pm seminar begins
This engaging seminar from Terry O’Neil – a leader in veterinary practice management – focuses on issues key to the success of a burgeoning hospital. Topics include:
- Veterinary Hospital Financial Benchmarks: National Trends That Lead to Profitability
- Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): Compiling Your Hospital’s KPIs into an Effective Management Tool
- Managing Labor and Direct Costs: Stop Chasing the Pennies and Save a Dollar
- Internal Controls: Protecting Your Hospital from Becoming a Victim
- Profit Enhancement: Leading Your Team to Improve the Bottom Line
Approved 4 CVPM credits
About the Speaker
Terry O’Neil is a licensed CPA, and the partner-in-charge of Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Emerging Business and Veterinary Services Groups. In over 17 years with the firm, Terry has become a sought-after subject matter expert in business, financial, and tax advice for veterinary practices. He works extensively with the Veterinary Management Group to gather, analyze, and report on data from well over 800 hospitals located in the United States and Canada. In addition, Terry aids clients with tax and strategic planning, forecasting, budgeting, mergers and acquisitions and/or sales of businesses, debt structuring, financing assistance, business valuations, buy-sell agreements, and other business and accounting services. An authority in veterinary practice management and optimizing growth strategies, Terry often speaks at conferences on a variety of emerging business topics, financial benchmarks, and succession planning.
Money is Not a Four Letter Word
Open to Your Entire Team
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 6pm registration and dinner / 7pm seminar begins
Speaker: Karen Stasiak, MSN, DVM, Regional Strategic Veterinarian – Zoetis
Financial concerns are one of the most common and uncomfortable conversations in a veterinary setting. Designed to help your team have productive exchanges with clients, the lecture will cover topics such as: how to talk about finances; useful communication techniques; psychology of decision making; DISC/EQ assessment; and teamwork and conflict resolution.
About the Speaker
Dr. Karen Stasiak is the Regional Strategic Veterinarian with Zoetis. She provides support to large specialty hospitals and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in the East region. Dr. Stasiak joined Zoetis in 2014 as the Professional Services Veterinarian covering SE Texas and Louisiana. She earned her DVM degree from the Ohio State University in 2001 and a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 1994. Prior to joining with Zoetis, she was in private practice for 13 years, owning a mixed animal practice in Colorado. She received additional training in Comparative Animal Medicine and worked in laboratory animal medicine at National Jewish Medical Center in Denver as part of her private practice career. She is also a neonatal nurse practitioner and has worked in the newborn intensive care unit for 20 years. She enjoys volunteering for the Can-Am Sled Dog Race as a trail veterinarian. Her hobbies include travel, playing the harp, oil painting and scuba diving.
My Pet Can’t Breathe! Is it Cardiac or Pulmonary?
Open to Veterinary Technicians
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time: 6pm registration and dinner / 6:30pm seminar begins
The objective of this lecture is to review the causes of respiratory difficulty due to both respiratory and cardiac diseases. We will cover the historical and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests and therapeutic approaches to manage patients with respiratory difficulty due to cardiac and respiratory disease. The lecture will end with case studies highlighting patients with respiratory difficulty.
About the speaker
Veterinary Cardiologist Dr. Risa Roland is a native of Brooklyn, New York. She attended Cornell University and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree with honors in animal science in 1998. She continued her education at Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, and was awarded her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2003. After graduation, she completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Following her internship, she completed a three-year cardiology residency program at Texas A&M University, and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2007.
Dr. Roland’s particular interests within the discipline of cardiology include congenital abnormalities, chronic degenerative valve disease and canine and feline cardiomyopathies.
Dr. Roland performs numerous specialized procedures which include, but are not limited to, echocardiography, electrocardiography, pacemaker implantation, patent ductus arteriosus embolization, balloon valvuloplasty, diagnostic catheterization, portosystemic shunt embolization, urethral stent placement, tracheal stent placement and heartworm retrieval.