If you’re at all concerned about the future of the veterinary profession, you won’t want to miss an important presentation at the upcoming Western Veterinary Conference. Dr. René Carlson, AVMA president, and Dr. Karen Felsted, of Felsted Veterinary Consultants, will lead an interactive discussion titled, “Veterinary Economics – An Urgent and Critical Discussion,” from 2-3:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the WVC in Las Vegas.
The economic challenges facing our profession are top-of-mind for many of us. Pet populations are up, but veterinary visits are down. Many practice owners have reported a decline in clinic income. Debt levels continue to climb for veterinary school graduates, and there are concerns about the size of the veterinary workforce. As you already know, the challenges are many, and the AVMA is working hard to quantify the issues and develop solutions.
This presentation, which received positive reviews after its debut at the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference in Chicago last month, is sure to get us all thinking – and talking. Come join us at the WVC for the discussion and to learn about what the AVMA is doing to address these economic issues. Help us ensure that veterinary medicine remains a personally and financially rewarding profession.