As part of its commitment to help veterinary professionals operate more efficient and successful practices, Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced that it has opened registration for its 2018 VetSummit, a three-day conference designed to help veterinarians run better businesses.
To register for VetSummit, which is scheduled for October 10-12, 2018, at The Fairmont in Dallas, and is open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and practice staff, please click here.
VetSummit is an initiative of Henry Schein Veterinary Solutions (HSVS), a provider of veterinary technology and practice management software solutions, and Henry Schein Animal Health, the leading companion animal health distribution company in the United States.
Formerly known as the Veterinary Technology Summit, this year’s event broadens its focus to include a wide range of topics designed to help veterinary professionals better learn the business side of leading a practice, such as how to handle staffing and human resources-related issues, tactics for delivering excellent customer service, navigating regulatory compliance, and how financial valuation can impact a practice owner’s short- and long-term goals. The event will also include topics related to technology and maximization of practice management software solutions, and other services.
“We at Henry Schein are committed to helping veterinary professionals understand how to build stronger practices so they can focus on providing care to their patients,” said Chris Dollar, Global President, HSVS. “With VetSummit’s expanded focus, attendees can rely on us to deliver a rich learning experience that will help them run more successful businesses that generate greater revenue, deliver better customer service, create a more productive working environment, give them a competitive advantage in their community, and improve health outcomes for the benefits of pets and their owners.”
VetSummit’s New Direction
VetSummit’s new direction is the result of HSVS’s 2018 Veterinary Interest Survey, which asked 600 previous attendees what topics most interested them. The survey revealed that in addition to issues pertaining to previously covered topics, such as practice management software and social media, respondents wanted to learn how to run more efficient and profitable practices.
To that end this year’s event will offer more than 15 new Continuing Education courses, 16 new sessions focused on the business needs of a veterinary practice, and five new practice tracks for attendees, including human resources, customer service, and marketing.
Learn from the Experts
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from a host of experts, from within Henry Schein, the veterinary field, and the animal health industry. Topics and speakers will include:
- Best Practices for Customer Service – Andy Roark, DVM, MS. Dr. Roark is a practicing veterinarian, international speaker, author, and media personality.
- Key Strategies for Financial Success – Marsha L. Heinke, DVM, EA, CPA, CVPM. Dr. Heinke is a consultant and accountant whose accounting and consulting practice, Marsha L. Heinke, CPA, Inc., serves veterinarians, veterinary practice managers, practices, and industry supporting the veterinary profession.
For more information about VetSummit, please visit www.vetsummit.com.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 22,000 Team Schein Members serving more than 1 million customers globally, the Company is the world's largest provider of Business, Clinical, and Technology solutions to enhance the efficiency of office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites.
A Fortune 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100 indexes, Henry Schein's network of trusted advisors provides health care professionals with the valued solutions they need to improve operational success and clinical outcomes. The Company offers customers exclusive, innovative products and solutions, including practice management software, e-commerce solutions, specialty and surgical products, as well as a broad range of financial services. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 34 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $12.5 billion in 2017, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.