AVMA Economic Summit Agenda & Speakers

October 24, 2016​ ​

​1:00 p.m. ​Registration Opens
​2:00 p.m. ​Welcome
Thomas Meyer, AVMA President
​2:05 p.m. ​Macroeconomic Forecast
Mike Dicks, AVMA

Market for Veterinary Education

2:20 p.m. Student Applicants
Lisa Greenhill, AAVMC
2:40 p.m. Supply of Educational Services
Bridgette Bain, AVMA
3:00 p.m. Veterinary College Perspective
Eleanor Green, Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary & Biological Sciences
​3:20 p.m. ​Questions
3:30 p.m. Break

Fix the Debt

​3:45 p.m. ​Student Debt
Peter Czajkowski, SAVMA Veterinary Economics Officer
​4:05 p.m. ​Wellness
Matt Holland, SAVMA
​4:25 p.m. ​The Role of the Veterinary Colleges in Reducing the Debt-to-Income Ratio
Andy Maccabe, AAVMC
​4:45 p.m. ​Recent Graduate Perspective
Tony Bartels, Veterinary Information Network (VIN)
​5:05 p.m. ​Questions
​5:15 p.m. ​Break

​Special Topics

5:30 p.m. AVMA Data Audit
Timothy Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago
​5:50 p.m. ​Human-Animal Bond
Leslie Irvine, University of Colorado at Boulder
​6:05 p.m. ​Zoonotic Diseases
Tom Marsh, Washington State University
6:20 p.m. Questions
6:30 p.m. Dinner in "Salon A-E"
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​October 25, 2016

​Veterinary Practice

​7:00 a.m. ​Registration Opens
​7:30 a.m. ​Practice Finance
Terence O'Neil, Katz, Sapper & Miller
​8:00 a.m. ​Managing for Financial Success
Tracy Dowdy, Management Resource Group
​8:20 a.m. ​AVMA Practice Profitability CE Review
Karen Felsted, PantheraT Veterinary Management Consulting
8:35 a.m.​ ​Questions
​8:45 a.m. ​Break

​Market for Veterinarians

​9:00 a.m. ​Segments
Fred Ouedraogo, AVMA
​9:30 a.m. Veterinarian Supply and Demand
Charlotte Hansen, AVMA
​10:00 a.m. ​Employer Perspective
Scott Spaulding
​10:15 a.m. ​Questions
​10:30 a.m. ​Break

Market for Veterinary Services​ ​ ​

10:45 a.m. ​Pet Insurance
Keith H. Coble, Mississippi State University
Angelica S. Williams, Mississippi State University
​11:00 a.m. ​Product Markets
Travis Meredith, Animalytix
​11:20 a.m. ​Consumer Demand for Veterinary Services
Maureen Kilkenny, NCFAP
​11:45 a.m. ​Summary of The Market for Veterinary Services
Ross Knippenberg, AVMA
​12:05 p.m. ​Questions

Wrap Up / Lunch​ ​ ​​ ​ ​

12:15 p.m. Lunch / Where Are We Headed?
Mike Dicks, AVMA
12:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
Roger Saltman, VESC Chair
​1:00 p.m. ​Questions
1:30 p.m. Summit Concludes

Special thanks to VMG and Merck for their support!

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