Registration opens for AVMA’s Annual Economic Summit

Published on August 09, 2017

AVMA Economic Summit October 23-24, 2017If you are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the veterinary markets and how economic trends affect your business, be sure to register for AVMA’s 2017 Economic Summit, which will take place October 23-24 just outside Chicago. This annual event brings together industry leaders, economics experts, educators, practitioners, and others for an in-depth look at the issues that impact the financial health of veterinarians and the veterinary profession.

Sessions will cover a variety of topics, including student debt, practice profitability, product markets, consumer preference, insight into current data and research, and the financial outlook of the veterinary profession.

This year’s summit also will include a sneak peek at data from the AVMA’s highly anticipated 2017 Pet Demographics Survey, due for release later in the year in the updated U.S. Pet Ownership Demographics Sourcebook.

Who should attend the economic summit?

Veterinarians from any discipline can benefit from the business and economic topics explored during the AVMA Economic Summit, and it is especially pertinent to anyone in these three groups:

  • Business leaders interested in learning how pricing, consumer income, employment/unemployment, and other factors affect the demand for veterinary services and the income of veterinarians
  • Practice owners, managers, and associates who want to understand how economic trends impact their day-to-day business decisions and influence long-term success
  • Academic leaders who want to better understand market trends in veterinary education

The summit agenda outlines the breadth and depth of the information you can expect to learn as an attendee. This short video, based on one of last year’s presentations, shows how practical the material can be for working practitioners:

If you want greater insight into the role economics plays in the veterinary markets and how you can use this information to maximize your success, the AVMA Economic Summit is for you.  For more information and to register, visit

Video: Veterinary Finance Management: Quick Tips from the AVMA Economic Summit from AVMAvets on Vimeo.