Veterinary Business and Economic Forum

October 14-16, 2021 | Online everywhere

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Early bird deadline is September 20, 11:59 p.m. CT.

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The Veterinary Business and Economic Forum is the premier meeting and CE event for veterinary business owners and managers, economists, and industry leaders. Bringing together veterinarians and veterinary leaders from across the profession, it showcases leading-edge insight on business trends and consumer behavior, interactive dialog among attendees and presenters, and the latest data and research on issues impacting veterinary financial health.

This interactive forum sets itself apart with a practical focus on business building and economic strategy, and with breakout and networking sessions that serve as idea-sharing and brainstorming opportunities for all attendees.

The Veterinary Business and Economic Forum evolved from the former AVMA Economic Summit and features over two dozen speakers.

What topics are covered?

Presentations cover a full range of business and economic issues, including these and more:

  • Successful business strategies that generate value
  • Consumer trends and attitudes and what’s changing
  • Harnessing behavioral economics to grow veterinary practices
  • What to expect from the economy and how to prepare for it

Cultivating the future: Reimagine the practice, reenvision the profession

The 2021 forum will focus on a theme of cultivating the future by reimagining and reenvisioning veterinary practice and the veterinary profession. The profession is constantly changing, and we’ve seen that even more clearly over the last year, during the COVID-19 pandemic. This offers an opportunity to reexamine our approach to running our businesses and building a stronger profession economically.

Meet our keynote speakers

Mariana Mazzucato, Ph.D.Mariana Mazzucato, Ph.D.
Mariana Mazzucato, Ph.D., one of the top-five major economists according to Forbes, holds the Chair in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London, is Founder and Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose, and is an award-winning author. She was named as one of the "3 most important thinkers about innovation" by The New Republic, one of the 50-most creative people in busi¬ness in 2020 by Fast Company, and one of the 25 leaders shaping the future of capitalism by Wired.

"Mazzucato's highly-acclaimed book, The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths, investigates the critical role the state plays in driving growth – and her book "The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy" looks at how value creation needs to be rewarded over value extraction. In her newest book, "Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism", Mariana Mazzucato delivers a hard-hitting critique of modern capitalism.

Dana PetersonDana Peterson
Dana Peterson, M.S. is the Chief Economist & Center Leader of Economy, Strategy & Finance at The Conference Board. Dana's wide-ranging economics portfolio includes analyzing global economic themes having direct financial market implications, including monetary policy; fiscal and trade policy; debt; taxation; ESG; demographics; and myriad US themes leveraging granular data. In addition, she conducted multi-asset research and wrote publications – both US and global – including strategists covering rates, equities, credit, foreign exchange, commodities, political analysis, and asset allocation.

Peterson's research has been featured by US and international news outlets, both in print and broadcast. Publications and networks include CNBC, FOX Business, Bloomberg, Thomson-Reuters, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. She is the first Vice Chair of the New York Association for Business Economics (NYABE), and a member of NABE, NBEIC, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Kim ScottKim Scott
Kim Scott is the author of "Just Work: Get Sh*t Done Fast and Fair" and "Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity." She is also co-founder of the company Radical Candor. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that, led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google. Kim managed a pediatric clinic in Kosovo and started a diamond-cutting factory in Moscow. She lives with her family in Silicon Valley.

More information on these sessions and others coming soon!

Who should attend?

The Veterinary Business and Economic Forum is the meeting for veterinary professionals who want to improve individual performance and understand and influence our collective economic future:

  • Veterinary practice owners and hospital directors interested in harnessing research and behavioral insights to inform everyday business decisions
  • Business and industry executives seeking the latest data on supply and demand for veterinary services, including consumer trends in pet ownership
  • Leaders of state and specialty veterinary groups who want to improve the profession’s economic sustainability and help veterinary teams thrive
  • Academic leaders looking to understand economic trends in veterinary education and opportunities for new veterinary graduates

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Join colleagues and industry visionaries October 14-16, 2021, at the Veterinary Business and Economic Forum.

Veterinary Business and Economic Forum

Special thanks to our lead partners

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