Veterinary Specialty Practice Alliance Fall 2021 HYBRID Conference
Veterinary Specialty Practice Alliance Fall 2021 HYBRID Conference
Fall Conference 2021
November 4 - 7, 2021  ·  The Westin Charlotte AND Virtual - a hybrid conference

The VSPA Fall 2021 Conference warmly invites the owners and administrators of independently owned veterinary specialty and emergency hospitals that are not in the competitive area of a current member to see what VSPA is about by attending our conference in-person or virtually. Is that you? If so - Welcome!

Check the VSPA Member Directory - Veterinary Specialty Practice Alliance (specialtyvets.com)

All sessions are open for VSPA hospital team members, invited guests, and sponsors to attend unless otherwise stated in the session description. And, most sessions will also be presented virtually.


VSPA COVID-19 Safety Protocol for in-person attendees

On-site COVID testing (self-administered) is required and included in the registration

1.  Masks required for unvaccinated individuals

a.  Proof of negative COVID test within 72 hours of the conference is required

2.  Masks optional for vaccinated individuals

a.  Proof of vaccination is required

3.  There will be a simple daily health form to complete

We intend to provide a safe and comfortable conference. 


We are available anytime by email, text, or phone and look forward to hearing from you. pam@specialtyvets.com  or 919.219.5210

Agenda
Thursday, November 4
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lunch at 12pm - BOD meeting starts at 1pm
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
All welcome for a casual evening on Peggy's (Dr. Sayer) deck for refreshments and food. Transportation on own - group Uber or Lyft.
Friday, November 5
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Danielle Russ, BS, BA, AS, LVT, the VSPA President, will open the Conference and Introduce the Sponsors
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Management Statement Presentation is restricted to VSPA Members only. A Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) must be on file.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Hear about how Vetster has and will continue to support VSPA member hospitals.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
This session is open to VSPA NDA Members and Guest Attendees
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This session is open to VSPA NDA Members and Guest Attendees
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Enjoy refreshments and spend quality time with our sponsors followed by a reception.
5:15 PM - 7:15 PM
5:15 PM - 7:15 PM
A casual reception with beverages and heavy hors d'oeuvres.
7:15 PM - 10:00 PM
7:15 PM - 10:00 PM
After the VSPA Reception at the Hotel Jack will lead an Uptown Pub Tour with the Light Rail for Transportation. Casual join anytime with ending time TBD.
Saturday, November 6
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
See what is new and exciting at Purina. VSPA sincerely thanks Purina for supporting every VSPA Conference since 2003!
9:00 AM - 10:40 AM
9:00 AM - 10:40 AM
This presentation will provide information about race related matters affecting the veterinary profession.
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
11:10 AM - 12:50 PM
11:10 AM - 12:50 PM
This workshop will provide participants an opportunity to discuss diversity and inclusion challenges in their workplaces and discuss strategies to address them.
12:50 PM - 1:10 PM
12:50 PM - 1:10 PM
1:10 PM - 2:10 PM
1:10 PM - 2:10 PM
2:10 PM - 3:30 PM
2:10 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
VSPA Members Only
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Meet in the lobby at 5:45pm. The bus departs promptly at 6:00pm. CARE is a short 15-minute bus ride away. Beverages, Buffet and Hospital Tours
Sunday, November 7
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
9:20 AM - 11:00 AM
9:20 AM - 11:00 AM
This two-presentation session will cover the transition process in practice from several perspectives or contexts.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:10 PM
11:30 AM - 1:10 PM
Increase awareness of exit tactics and options including pre-exit strategies for recruitment and retention of veterinarians
1:10 PM - 1:50 PM
1:10 PM - 1:50 PM
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
3:50 PM - 4:00 PM
3:50 PM - 4:00 PM
Karen Reynhout, DVM, VSPA President-Elect, and Incoming President will close the conference.
Speakers
Sponsors
Enduring Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
LOCATION
The Westin Charlotte AND Virtual - a hybrid conference, 601 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
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Location: The Westin Charlotte AND Virtual - a hybrid conference, 601 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202