VPI’s Practice Manager of the Year: Are you up to the challenge?

The San Diego edition of The CVC is one of my favorite conferences, in no small part because the event is held in San Diego, not too far from VPI‘s offices in Brea, Calif. I also enjoy feeling like part of the welcoming committee, since I live in San Diego myself. San Diego and Orange counties are popular with tourists for a reason, the sunny coastal communities complemented by inland attractions such as (in Orange County), Disneyland. This area is a great place to visit, and I love living and working here.

But while I’ve always loved this conference, this year The CVC’s San Diego location was extra special, since it marked the launch of our VPI-sponsored Veterinary Economics 2015 Practice Manager of the Year competition. Last year’s was the first, and we had some incredible entries, top finalists and one very worthy winner. We expect no less this year from these professionals who keep everything moving smoothly in our veterinary practices.

CVC-DrAndyRoarkThe nomination period runs through March 1, and the winner will receive:

  • Full registration to CVC Kansas City in 2015 (a $450 value);
  • Travel and lodging for CVC KC; and
  • An invitation to serve on the advisory board of either Veterinary Economics or Firstline for a year.

Nominations are easy. Just go to this link at DVM360 and click again for a short nomination form. You’ll also find rules and more information at that link.

Even better, you’ll find the entries from last year’s competition, and they are full of good ideas that you can use in your own practice starting right now.

Here’s my post on last year’s winner, Shawn Gatesman of Heartland Veterinary Clinic in Harrisonburg, Va.


CVC was a wonderful experience, but I think one of the talks I liked best was Dr. Andy Roark‘s on managing social media reviews. If you get a chance to hear him talk on the subject again, I recommend you sit in.