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2019 American Veterinary Medical Association Convention

Date:Aug. 2-6, 2019 
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001
Format:Conference

Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Terry O’Neil and Beth Scott will present at the 2019 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention. Taking place Aug. 2-6 in Washington D.C., the event will gather thousands of veterinarians, technicians, and practice managers for education, training, and hands-on learning opportunities.

O’Neil and Scott, members of KSM’s Veterinary Services Group, will review several key practice management issues affecting veterinary hospitals. Their presentations will include the following:

  • How to Safeguard Your Hospital Against Theft
    This session will review practice vulnerabilities and common employee-theft warning signs. It will also discuss implementation of proper internal controls to identify common warning signs of employee theft as well as vulnerabilities to theft, fraud, and embezzlement.
  • Profit-Enhancement Workshop: Finding the Root Cause
    This interactive workshop will teach attendees how to deconstruct problems to diagnose their profit issues. They will also develop a unique action plan for treatment that is designed to enhance their own hospital’s profits.
  • Why Budgeting Can Prevent Problems and Relieve Stress
    Creating and maintaining budgets may seem overwhelming, but it is important to view it as an investment in the practice itself. In this session, attendees will learn what basic information is required to establish a budget and what other items need to be considered in order to make a budget comprehensive. Various types of budgets will be discussed as well as various methods for analyzing budget metrics.
  • Financial Statements 101
    Going beyond the basics, this session will cover why a fundamental understanding of financial statements will help practice owners ensure the well-being of their hospitals. Topics covered will include which method of accounting to use, valuable ways to read financials, how to use financials as a measure of progress toward goals, and more.

To learn more or register, visit the conference website.