Every year at the AVMA Convention I have the honor of taking the leaders of the national VBMA out to dinner. This year was no different: I indeed felt honored in the presence of so many smart, savvy veterinary students, and came away knowing our veterinary profession was in good … Continue reading The VBMA: My 2017 dinner with the future!
Today I’m at the Banfield Pet Healthcare Industry Summit, which is one of my favorite conferences of the year. But I’m still working through my notes from the AVMA Convention in Boston last month, so I was able to write this post and set it up before I left for … Continue reading Volk’s AVMA presentation makes the case for wellness plans
One of the best parts of my work as Chief Veterinary Officer for Nationwide — and before the brand change, for Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) — has been being able to meet so many wonderful veterinary students, in no small part through our support of the Veterinary Business Management Association … Continue reading Supporting veterinary medicine’s future: Nationwide and the VBMA
My work as VPI’s Chief Veterinary Officer takes me to just about every kind of meeting in the veterinary world, from those of regional and state VMAs to the big national events, such as the two I’ll be at this month, the AVMA Convention and CVC-Kansas City. Since I leave … Continue reading Heading to AVMA? 5 fast plane reads, from fleas to medical marijuana
It should be easy enough to make the case that preventive care saves both money and misery by catching illness early enough to treat or manage it. People know this from their own lives, after all: In recent years the push has been on to intervene in the course of … Continue reading Wellness care: Free resources can help you educate pet-owners
While it may not be intuitive to some of my colleagues, I think it’s essential to keep a very close eye on media streams outside of the veterinary world. While our trade websites (DVM360.com, Veterinary Practice News, among others) and our veterinary associations (local, state and of course the AVMA … Continue reading Veterinary challenges and solutions: Keeping an eye on the big picture