AVMA Annual Economic Summit

October 24-25, 2016
Chicago Marriott Schaumburg

Register by October 1, 2016 and Save!

​Registration Dates ​Fees
​August 10, 2016 - October 1, 2016 ​$325
​October 2, 2016 - October 25, 2016 ​$375



What is the 2016 Economic Summit about?


The AVMA veterinary economics team, various allied groups, educational leaders and industry leaders come together to present the current data and research regarding issues impacting the financial health of the veterinary profession and its markets. Presentations cover a wide range of topics such as student debt, practice finance, consumer preference, product markets, and provide insight into what the future of the profession might look like based on current research.

What will you see at the Economic Summit?

How to Prepare for a Recession:

There's no better time to prepare for a recession than when the economy is good. Dr. Michael Dicks, director of veterinary economics for the American Veterinary Medical Association, explained why to the veterinarians, business owners and other attendees of the AVMA’s Annual Economic Summit meeting in 2015.

Availability of Scholarship Funds for DVM Student:

Lisa Greenhill, of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, provides information at the 2015 American Veterinary Medical Association Economic Summit regarding the availability of scholarship money for veterinary students, including the amount of aid provided by vet schools, how many students receive institutional help, and how much they get.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business leaders who'd like the latest data on compensation, employment/unemployment, supply and demand for veterinarians, and price and income elasticities for veterinary services.
  • Practice owners, associates, and managers who are interested in learning how veterinary markets influence everyday business decisions and intelligence.
  • Leaders in academia who are interested in learning about economic trends in the veterinary education market.
  • Someone who simply wants a better understanding of the veterinary markets.

Hotel Information

2016 Agenda and Speakers

Contact economicsummit@avma.org for more information.

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Special thanks to VMG and Merck for their support!

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