AABP Annual Conference Sessions

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AASRP

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Small Ruminant Dairy Production for the Bovine Practitioner


Dr. Andrea Mongini
To assist bovine veterinarians in understanding the herd health and production medicine needs of goat and sheep dairies. Bovine veterinarians have a wealth of knowledge that can be utilized on small ruminant dairies. This lecture will help bridge the knowledge gap by emphasizing the needs of small ruminant dairies related to disease management, production medicine, milk quality, and basic nutrition. By the end of this lecture, veterinarians will have basic knowledge of what small ruminant dairy producers need from veterinarians and veterinary consultants and how to best create working relationships with dairy producers to assist them in making profitable and knowledgeable decisions related to the well being of their animals and operation.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
8:00:00 AM

Are goats really just small cows?


Dr. Andrea Mongini
To assist practitioners in understanding the differences and similarities between goats and cows. This lecture will help veterinarians understand how to utilize knowledge they have from cattle practice and also emphasize the areas where goats and cattle differ. Topics include variations in disease expression, social behavior, drug interactions, and basic nutrition.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
9:00:00 AM

Setting up yearly preventive health plan for sheep, goats, camelids


Dr. Blake Miller
The objective of this presentation is to provide useful and applicable information about setting up bi-yearly to yearly farm visits to help prevent and treat common diseases and conditions that are encountered when including small ruminants and camelids in your daily veterinary practice. Being able to prevent, diagnose, manage, and treat common diseases requires basic knowledge and tools that any veterinarian can easily acquire.
Friday, September 23, 2022
8:00:00 AM

Common Emergency & Musculoskeletal Repairs in the Small Ruminant


Dr. Andrew Muir
This session covers common emergency & musculoskeletal repairs in small ruminants. The objective of this lecture is to help the general practitioner recognize common musculoskeletal disorders of the small ruminant, initiate effective treatment, and to identify animals that should be considered for referral.
Friday, September 23, 2022
9:00:00 AM

Respiratory Disease of Sheep and Goats


Dr. Evelyn MacKay
Discuss diagnostic, treatment, and preventative options for small ruminant respiratory disease.
Friday, September 23, 2022
10:45:00 AM

Pregnancy Diagnosis in Small Ruminants


Dr. Jennifer Roberts
This presentation will cover the most common methods of pregnancy diagnosis used in small ruminants and their applicability for practitioners in the field. Methods discussed will include ultrasonography and blood based testing to detect pregnancy associated glycoproteins. A brief review of pregnancy and placental physiology will be included as well as timelines for fetal development and updates on recent research in the use of blood based pregnancy diagnosis compared to ultrasound.
Friday, September 23, 2022
11:30:00 AM

Troubleshooting Reproductive Failures in Small Ruminants


Dr. Charles T. Estill
This seminar will explore both common and unusual causes of reproductive failures in sheep and goats. A description of diagnostic techniques available to the private practitioner as well as in specialty practices will be presented.
Friday, September 23, 2022
1:45:00 PM

Feeding the Neonatal Lamb and Kid


Dr. Robert Van Saun
The presentation objective is to address four key areas in the nutritional program for neonatal small ruminants. Neonatal survival and efficient growth is dependent upon late maternal nutrition, colostrum feeding, rumen development, and stress-free transition to solid feed. Nutritional practices to ensure success in all four aspects will be detailed. Criteria for evaluating nutritional and passive transfer will be defined.
Friday, September 23, 2022
2:45:00 PM

Beef

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Value of data driven decisions in beef herd reproductive management


Dr. Richard  Prather
The challenge to fill the vacancies occurring in rural private practice will continue to persist unless the paradigm of greater urban financial opportunities shifts to more comparable income potential and stable opportunity for profit in the cow-calf industry. Reproductive efficiency has long been recognized as one of the primary income drivers for profitable cow-calf operations. This discussion will focus on the techniques and data utilized in front loading the breeding/calving season in commercial cow-calf operations.
Friday, September 23, 2022
4:15:00 PM

The Epidemiology of Hoof-Related Lameness in Western Canadian Feedlot Cattle


Ms. Sarah Erickson
This session covers the description and analysis of the epidemiology of hoof-related lameness (HRL), including infectious bovine pododermatitis (foot rot (FR)); digital dermatitis (DD); and toe-tip necrosis syndrome (TTNS), in western Canadian feedlot cattle, with an additional focus on the epidemiology of DD, previously undescribed with regards to feedlots. Statistical analyses of epidemiological risk factors for HRL and DD, analyzed at the individual animal level, including factors such as aquisition source, sex, population size, and placement quarter, give insights into future research and help inform feedlot producers, veterinarians and industry professionals on the control and prevention of HRL in western Canadian feedlot cattle. Furthermore, a case control study on the presence or absence of DD in western Canadian feedlots provides further insight into the epidemiology of this disease and fosters future research regarding DD in feedlots.
Friday, September 23, 2022
5:15:00 PM

Building Resilience in the Cow herd: The Veterinarians Role


Dr. Gerald L. Stokka
this session will discuss the role of Beef Cattle Veterinarians regarding a systems approach to drought management covering genetic selection, grazing management, nutrition, health and reducing stress on land, water and animal resources.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
10:30:00 AM

NAHMS Feedlot Study


 Charles P. Fossler
Saturday, September 24, 2022
2:00:00 PM

Benefits of using LVT's/Assistants in Food Animal Medicine.


Dr. Blake Aiton
The objective of this presentation is to persuade DVM's that using LVT's/assistants in beneficial to their practice, especially as a value added service while processing cattle. LVT's/assistants that are well versed in vaccine handling, cattle handling, and general chuteside work can greatly increase efficiency while processig cattle (BV heifers, PG cows, BSE's, regulatory work), and can be touted as value added service to differentiate DVM's from others who offer this type of work.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
2:30:00 PM

Bovine trichomoniasis Overview and Testing


Dr. Bethany Funnell
The objective of this presentation is to provide attendees with an overview of bovine trichomoniasis in the U.S., including estimated prevalence, prevention and control at a herd level. We will also consider various state testing regulations for animal movement, and discuss challenges associated with sampling, sample handling, and testing procedures.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
3:00:00 PM

The emerging pathogen, Theileria orientalis Ikeda genotype


Dr. Kevin Lahmers
Since being discovered in the US in late 2017, the Asian Longhorned tick and Theileria orientalis Ikeda have been geographically linked. We have confirmed the transmission of Ikeda by the tick and have new data indicating an increased range and prevalence of Theileria orientalis. The Ikeda genotype has been found in 7 states. Dr. Lahmers will present new data and discuss what may be on the horizon.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
3:45:00 PM

A New Angle on the Bovine Foot


Dr. Timothy J. Goldsmith
This session will review the bovine foot from the angel of genetic selection, appropriate foot confirmation, and other proactive considerations, from the consideration of the beef breeding herd to increase longevity and production.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
4:30:00 PM

Telemedicine


Dr. G. K. Jim
To review the history of telemedicine in bovine practice and to predict the role of telemedicine in the delivery of bovine veterinary services
Saturday, September 24, 2022
5:15:00 PM

Clinical Skills

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Transfusion Medicine for Ruminants


Dr. Rachel Oman
This presentation will cover the basics of blood transfusion in ruminants including indications for whole blood transfusion, donor selection, calculations for safe collection and effective administration, patient monitoring, and what to do in case of a transfusion reaction. The goal of this presentation is to give practitioners the knowledge to confidently utilize blood transfusion in practice.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
1:30:00 PM

Percutaneous Tube Cystostomy for Obstructive Urolithiasis Treatment


Dr. Rachel Oman
This presentation will review various techniques for percutaneous tube cystostomy including patient selection, the pros and cons of different tube types, commercially available kits, and tips and tricks for success. Obstructive urolithiasis remains a difficult and frustrating disease process and having additional treatment and patient stabilization options can be helpful.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
2:00:00 PM

Liver Biopsy Procedure and Indications


Dr. Ronald  Tessman
A step-by step description of the procedure for liver biopsy in cattle will be provided. In addition, a detailed list of items needed for the procedure will be provided and reviewed. Finally the disease conditions/ syndromes associated with micronutrient deficiencies whose diagnosis would be augmented with a liver biopsy will be reviewed.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
2:30:00 PM

Field Rumen Fistula Surgery (Indications and Procedure)


Dr. Ryan Rademacher
This presentation will cover the common indications for which rumen fistulation may be warranted, and the general considerations and procedure for performing rumen fistula surgeries in a field setting.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
3:00:00 PM

Bovine Physical Examination


Dr. Meredyth Jones
A complete physical examination is the basis for diagnosis. Attendees will have the opportunity to review the systematic physical exam and we will discuss interpretation of findings, creation of differential diagnoses lists and indications for further testing.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
4:00:00 PM

Interpretation of the Bovine CBC and Chemistry


Dr. Meredyth Jones
In this session, we will review the most valuable parameters on the CBC and serum chemistry and how to interpret them in light of physical exam and historical findings. We will also discuss situations where this testing is useful and what are its limitations.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
4:30:00 PM

Selection and Interpretation of Diagnostic Testing


Dr. Meredyth Jones
In this session, we will discuss common diagnostic tests used in bovine practice. We will evaluate each for their value in a given situation, their limitations, and how to interpret and apply results.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
5:00:00 PM

Bandaging, Casting, and Splinting


Dr. Jennifer Schleining
It's never a fun phone call to receive to let you know the bandage, splint, or cast you placed on the leg of your patient just fell off. In this session, we will review what constitutes a good bandage, steps to ensure your casts fit correctly, and where and when to splint.
Friday, September 23, 2022
8:00:00 AM

Sinus Trephination and Horn Problems


Dr. Jennifer Schleining
Horn problems and sinusitis ares most commonly seen following dehorning procedures, in rodeo stock following horn tipping, and in Longhorn cattle. Clinical resolution can be challenging owing to the complicated anatomy of the bovine paranasal sinuses. We will discuss clinical signs and treatment options using clinical cases and a review of pertinent literature.
Friday, September 23, 2022
8:30:00 AM

Case Selection and Procedures to Correct DAs


Dr. Scott Earnest
This presentation will cover prognostic factors to assist clinicians in their case selection for surgical correction of displaced abomasum in dairy cattle. It will focus on factors commonly available in dairy records and those observable in a typical on-farm physical exam. Additionally it will cover the variety of techniques commonly used to correct LDAs in the field in dairy practice.
Friday, September 23, 2022
9:00:00 AM

Resuscitation of the Newborn Calf


Dr. Geof Smith
This talk will cover clinical aspects related to assessment and resuscitation of the newborn calf. How to get them breathing, how to spot problems and what to do. What drugs should I carry in my dystocia toolbox to resuscitate calves and when should I use them?
Friday, September 23, 2022
9:30:00 AM

Dairy

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Too Many? Not Enough? Costs and Opportunities Associated with Dairy Replacement Heifer Inventory


Dr. Michael Overton
This session covers an approach to calculating dairy replacement heifer needs and will discuss the economic and opportunity costs associated with insufficient or excessive production of dairy replacement heifers. Producing an excessive number of replacements is costly and under current market conditions, may result in large financial losses. However, the replacement heifer inventory is the primary determinant of total herd turnover in the lactating dairy herd and if insufficient number of replacements are available, cows targeted for replacement will end up being retained longer than desired. The goal of this presentation is to help consulting veterinarians understand both the costs and the opportunities of correctly sizing the replacement heifer population and help provide guidance on making more timely replacement decisions.
Friday, September 23, 2022
4:15:00 PM

Decision making for sexed semen and beef semen in dairy production


Dr. Victor Cabrera
Support decision making related to the economics of using sexed and beef semen on dairy cattle
Friday, September 23, 2022
5:15:00 PM

Incorporating Treatment Protocols and FARM Compliance into Your Practice


Dr. Michael B. Capel
There is a tremendous opportunity for veterinarian’s to become involved in the development of on-farm treatment protocols and management SOP’s as well as employee training and compliance with FARM regulations. This presentation will discuss how to incorporate these services into your practice model and how to get compensated for these services.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
10:30:00 AM

The Ruminant Farm Systems Model: A decision support tool for whole farm efficiency and sustainability


Dr. Kristan Reed
My objectives for the presentation will be to introduce the Ruminant Farm Systems (RuFaS) model with particular emphasis on the functionality and feedback mechanisms in the Animal Module. I will demonstrate RuFaS’s ability to simulate production efficiency and environmental outcomes by sharing estimates for production, GHG emissions, water quality impact, and soil carbon and loss for a variety of farm types, sizes and locations that are representative of US dairy production systems. I will compare the baseline management practices with management changes and alternate weather patterns to illustrate how RuFaS can be used as a decision support tool.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
2:00:00 PM

Nutrition and management implications of the U.S. dairy 2050 environmental stewardship goals and net zero initiative for bovine practitioners


Dr. Juan Tricarico
This session covers implications for bovine practitioners related to the U.S. dairy 2050 environmental stewardship goals and net zero initiative. Bovine practitioners have critical roles to play for the U.S. dairy community to achieve the collective environmental stewardship goals by 2050 by ensuring dairy animals' maintenance, production, and reproduction functions. Nutritional and management strategies that influence the dairy animal’s nutrient use efficiency, nutrient excretion, and enteric methane emissions are discussed.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
3:00:00 PM

Microbiology, Maldi,-ToF, Microbiome and more: How to understand and use diagnostic tests to improve udder health


Dr. Pamela L. Ruegg
Determining an appropriate intervention after intramammary infection depends on an accurate diagnosis, but there are a bewildering variety of tests that can be used to determine etiology. Traditional microbiological tests rely on phenotypic and/or biochemical methods to identify bacteria but more accurate identification is achieved using newer methods such as MALDI-ToF which often results in a confusing array of unfamiliar bacterial names. Non-culture based methods such as PCR are increasingly affordable but have both strengths and limitations that need to be acknowledged when making management decisions. Other technologies, such as determination of the milk microbiome have unfamiliar terminology and methods that require explanation before used to make decisions about handling mastitis cases. In this presentation the methods and clinical implications of using traditional microbiology and farm based or laboratory based molecular methods to diagnose mastitis will be discussed with emphasis on practical decision making.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
3:45:00 PM

What have we learned about udder health in Automated Milking Systems


Dr. David F. Kelton
The presentation covers lessons learned about udder health in automated milking systems. With the potential to access cow and/or quarter level data from every cow at every milking, we may need to rethink how we respond to transcient increases in somatic cell count, how frequently we measure cell counts in the udder or quarter, and how best to interpret the data to make the best udder health management decisions.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
4:30:00 PM

Putting Research to the Test: Implementing Selective Dry Cow Therapy and Pathogen Based Mastitis Therapy on Farms Across New York State


Dr. Tracy Potter
The objective of this presentation will be to share on-farm experiences of implementing antimicrobial stewardship methods (including selective dry cow therapy and pathogen based mastitis therapy) and their outcomes. In sharing our experiences in New York State, we hope to encourage others to adopt these practices on their farms and continue to improve antimicrobial stewardship on dairy farms.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
5:15:00 PM

General

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From Dirt Road to DVM: Building the Perfect Veterinary Practice


 Vernard Hodges
Everyone has a vision of the perfect veterinary practice, but is there such a thing? Join Dr. Vernard Hodges, a mixed animal practice owner with over 20 years experience, as he recounts his path from the poorest town in Georgia to TV veterinarian and ranch owner and talks about why there is no such thing as a perfect veterinarian or veterinary practice.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
10:45:00 AM

AABP Membership Retention Survey Results


 Jim Thomas
Friday, September 23, 2022
10:45:00 AM

Managing Liability Risk with Student Externs and Volunteers


Dr. Linda Ellis
Providing opportunities for student externs and volunteers in veterinary practice is a common and long standing tradition. This session will review risk management considerations when hosting students and volunteers. We will discuss what you can do before and while working with students/volunteers to manage liability risk and keep people, patients, and your practice as safe as possible.
Friday, September 23, 2022
11:30:00 AM

Joint Beef/Dairy

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Future of Dairy-Beef in cattle production


Dr. G. K. Jim
To discuss the impact that beef/dairy crosses will have on the North American beef supply chain
Friday, September 23, 2022
1:45:00 PM

Impact of feed additives on enteric methane emissions from cattle


Dr. Ermias Kebreab
Enteric methane represents more than 4% of annual global GHG emissions and contributes to 70% of GHG emissions from livestock in the US. Therefore, it is key to mitigating such emissions. A number of strategies have been developed to reduce enteric methane emissions. The mitigation strategies can be classified into (1) feed manipulation, (2) rumen modifiers, and (3) increasing animal production through genetics and management. One of the most effective ways to reduce methane is using seaweed (Aspragopsis) that has over 80% effectiveness. Recent research at UC Davis consistently showed that this technology not only reduces emission but also improves feed efficiency, which is important if it is going to be adopted by farmers world-wide. The race is on to produce the seaweed in a sustainable manner and make it available to hundreds of millions of cattle and mitigate their emissions. Just over 0.3% annual reduction of methane is expected to slow down or even reverse global warming in the short term giving us time to deploy CO2 reducing technologies and switch to carbon neutral economies.
Friday, September 23, 2022
2:45:00 PM

Who decides if your antimicrobial use is "appropriate"?


Dr. Nora Schrag
Multiple metrics and methods of measuring antimicrobial use have been applied to both beef and dairy livestock systems world wide. The primary goal of this study was to identify metrics that would be actionable for a veterinary practitioner making decisions about antimicrobial use at the farm level. Examples of both summarized metrics and benchmarks for individual farms will be presented for both adult dairy cows and beef feedlot systems, with extensive discussion of the next steps necessary to advance antimicrobial stewardship within the bovine veterinary profession. This presentation is based on lessons learned from a 5 year FDA funded study exploring which antimicrobial use metrics might be most applied in various situations in US systems.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
8:00:00 AM

Alternative Meats and Alternative Facts


Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam
A market for animal-free and manufactured food items to substitute for animal source food (ASF) has emerged, driven by the high greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of ASF. Ingredients sourced from plants, and animal cells grown in culture are two approaches employed to produce alternative meats. These can be complemented with ingredients produced using synthetic biology. Alternative meat companies promise to reduce GHG, the land and water used for food production, and reduce or eliminate animal agriculture. Some CEOs have even claimed alternative meats will ‘end world hunger’. Rarely do such self-proclamations emanate from scientists, but rather from companies in their efforts to attract venture capital investment and market share. Much of the rationale behind alternative meats invokes a simplistic narrative, with a primary focus on GHG emissions, ignoring the nutritional attributes and dietary importance of ASF, and livelihoods that are supported by grazing ruminant production systems. Diets with low GHG emissions are often described as sustainable, even though the nutritional, social and economic pillars of sustainability are not considered. Nutritionists, geneticists, and veterinarians have been extremely successful at developing new technologies to reduce the environmental footprint of ASF. Further technological developments are going to be requisite to continuously improve the efficiency of animal source, plant source, and cultured meat production. Perhaps there is an opportunity to collectively communicate how innovations are enabling both alternative- and conventional-meat producers to more sustainably meet future demand. This could counteract the possibility that special interest groups who promulgate misinformation, fear and uncertainty, will hinder the adoption of technological innovations to the ultimate detriment of global food security.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
9:00:00 AM

Students

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Emerging Technologies in Dairy Medicine


Dr. Luciano Caixeta
This session describes emerging technologies available for dairy producers. Such technologies are used to optimize animals performance, detect diseases, detect estrus,and assist with herd level monitoring. Understanding these technologies and being able to take advantage of the information generated by these sensors will equip dairy practitioners to add value to their service by contributing to the detection of herd level problems early and by minimizing the use of medications following the implementation of optimized protocols.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
8:00:00 AM

Surgery Tips for the Soon-To-Be and New Practitioner


Dr. Jennifer Schleining
Successful field surgeries require a higher level of attention and commitment to the finer details. During this interactive session we will use case material to highlight the important concepts that can make or break your surgical adventures. Topics to be covered include Halstead's surgical principles, suture selection, antibiotic use, and anatomy reviews.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
9:00:00 AM

How To Manage Hard Things In Order To Thrive In Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Betsy Charles
Viktor Frankl said, “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.” It is very tempting for veterinarians to place blame for our circumstances outside of ourselves. Our clients, work environments, and any of a myriad of other things are responsible for our unhappiness. However, research suggests that understanding how to modify our perspective from an external locus of control to an internal locus of control will do wonders for our ability to navigate the tension between what’s good and what’s challenging. In this presentation, we will discuss how to shift from an external locus of control to an internal locus of control so participants can readily put this skill into practice.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
10:30:00 AM

Contracts and Negotiations


Mr. Glen Sellers
Young associates must consider several professional and business factors as they enter the veterinary industry. Two factors that go hand in hand are contracts and negotiations. The objective of the presentation will be to cover the parts of a contract and how to negotiate a contract. In addition, this presentation will include a review of current direct and indirect compensation and benefits packages
Saturday, September 24, 2022
2:00:00 PM

Profitability of Rural Practice


Mr. Glen Sellers
There are several challenges for veterinarians and veterinary students in rural practice. The challenges are numerous and broad in scope. Rural veterinarians work in different business environments with high case and workloads, an ever-expanding client service area, long hours, lower salaries than other veterinarians within the industry, labor shortages, and increased educational debt loads. The objective of the presentation will be to discuss current economic challenges in rural practice and how to improve profitability.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
3:00:00 PM

Balancing the Hat Rack


Dr. Elizabeth Q. Kohtz
This session covers ideas, suggestions, and strategies to balance practice, family, and life. Learn what has worked (and a few things that haven’t) for one active veterinarian.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
4:00:00 PM

Giving and Receiving Feedback


Dr. Richard Stup
Feedback is a powerful tool that can strongly influence human relationships, behaviors, and careers. Professionals who master giving feedback can become exceptional leaders and effective practitioners. This workshop is about learning to give feedback to employees, peers, and clients to motivate change and improvement. It is also about learning to accept feedback as a powerful means for personal growth.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
5:00:00 PM

VPS

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Which Came First: The Retirement Nest Egg or the Comprehensive Financial Plan?


Dr. Darby Affeldt
This session is designed to help attendees understand how to ensure that they’re on track to reach their financial goals. By approaching financial success and answers with focus on only one aspect of any financial life, i.e. the nest egg or investments, there are bound to be gaps and opportunities which are missed. As in veterinary medicine, the preferred pathway to care does not to start with the treatment itself; best practice is not to make assumptions. Rather, we start with the diagnostic workup and build a treatment plan based on what we learn from multiple factors, we then seek the products and solutions or strategies which fit that plan. Financial health, success and planning is approached in the same way; comprehensively.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
1:30:00 PM

Which Came First The Financial Nest Egg Or The Financial Plan


 Darby Affeldt
Thursday, September 22, 2022
2:30:00 PM

Owner Exit Strategies and Other Exit Issues


Mr. David  McCormick
There are many different ways to exit from practice ownership and each of them has strengths and limitations. This session will focus on the details that should be considered when planning your exit and transitioning your practice to the next owner who will carry it forward.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
4:00:00 PM

Corporate Buyout The Good and The Bad


 David McCormick
Thursday, September 22, 2022
5:00:00 PM

Managing a business that has a practice within it


Dr. David Gnad
The objective of the presentation will be to attempt to elevate above the day to day activities within the practice and focus on the business. We will discuss revenue streams, complimentary services, KPIs and business options for the practice. We will also discuss industry trends, benchmarking, challenges and opportunities that practitioners can then take to their practice to hopefully improve their business, service and culture today and into the future.
Friday, September 23, 2022
8:00:00 AM

Various uses of pivot tables in practice including calculating ProSal Compensation


Dr. Alan D. Martens
A brief overview of how the concept of pivot tables motivated me to streamline our practice front office to increase accuracy, decrease labor, and improve client services. Then to explain pivot table examples including our use for a production based compensation system that ties to our accounting system, Sage® accounting. This system develops the pay for multiple partners and employees and compensates for on farm work, continuing education taken, in clinic support, mentoring students, vacation, and being on call. Other pivot table applications presented will be client bill breakout by categories for the clients internal budgeting, a pivot table that takes multiple distributor drop ship invoices and builds client invoices that are then uploaded via a CSV file directly into Sage, and tracking drug company back side rebates.
Friday, September 23, 2022
9:00:00 AM

Familiarization and Up-Date of USDA Veterinary Loan Repayment and Service Grant Programs


Dr. Robert Smith
This presentation will provide a review of the two current USDA Veterinary Services Programs; Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program and the Veterinary Services Grant Program. Content will include: eligibility to apply, congressional intent, summary of past applicant data, shortage nominations by State Animal Health Officials, and discussion of challenges and future direction.
Friday, September 23, 2022
10:45:00 AM

Experiences with the VMLRP and VSGP programs


Dr. Lincoln Montgomery-Rodgers
To explain to participants what it's like to apply for these programs, be awarded, and successfully operate a practice in a shortage area.
Friday, September 23, 2022
11:45:00 AM