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Daily Highlights

Published August 1, 2022

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time.


Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative networking event
7:30-9 a.m., room 113C
Attendees have a chance to be a part of discussions on getting involved in organized veterinary medicine and other topics during this morning event. The event also features leadership stories from personal and professional perspectives. A continental breakfast is included.

A DEI Break in the Day with DVMC
10-11 a.m., Digital District
Meet like-minded people who are passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the veterinary profession, while learning about the Diversify Veterinary Medical Coalition. Discover what activities and initiatives the coalition is planning for the veterinary community, and hear from three recipients of this year’s DVMC educational grant. The event is sponsored by the AVMA and American Veterinary Medical Foundation.

Global Health Summit Networking Reception
5-6:30 p.m., Franklin Hall 8
The AVMA Global Veterinary Service Award and the AVMA Public Service Award will be awarded.

Continuing education

“Labor Costs and Your Practice Profit”
9-9:50 a.m., room 109AB
Camala C. Bailey, a financial planner and practice adviser who works exclusively with veterinarians, will talk about what and how to pay yourself as an owner, the different compensation methods for associates and latest statistics, and key performance indicators for compensation, taxes and benefits, along with a discussion on bonuses, employee benefits, and more.

“What Do Clients Think of You When You Refer a Patient? Perceptions of 890 Dog Owners on Veterinarians and the Referral Process Following a Cancer Diagnosis”
10-10:50 a.m., room 118C
Presenters will discuss the findings of a survey of 890 clients who had an experience with canine cancer. Predictors of client satisfaction with primary care veterinarians and specialists will be presented, as well as the effects of knowledge, cost, and value on client experiences. The research presentation will be followed by a panel discussion exploring how the study challenges many commonly held beliefs with respect to referral and reinforce the importance of collaboration between primary care and specialist veterinarians. The session is sponsored by VCA Animal Hospital.

2022 Global Health Summit
1-4:50 p.m., room 102AB
Preventing parasiticide resistance in veterinary medicine is the theme of this year’s summit. Speakers will address a range of topics, including the mechanisms and evolution of resistance to parasiticides, a one-health approach to combating parasiticide resistance, judicious use of parasiticides in veterinary medicine, and future directions in parasite control.