Education Calendar

We hold free lunch time and evening community education events for members of the veterinary community every month of the year. Programs are posted as soon as the seminars are scheduled, so check back often!

AERC Spring Conference for Practice Managers


April 27, 2019

Our Spring CE will held at our Oakdale clinic and will be separated into three days. On April 6th, 2019, we will have the Veterinarians' Track. On April 13th, 2019, we will have the Technicians' Track. On April 27th, 2019, we will have the Practice Managers' Track. Each track will have four speakers. Six credits for the practice manager track are offered; 4.5 have been approved by and 1.5 are currently pending with the MN Board of Veterinary Medicine (credits also good in Wisconsin).  A continental breakfast and lunch are also provided. 

Attendees are welcome to register for multiple tracks. We encourage you to register right away! Since seats are limited, we cannot accept walk-in registrations on the day of the event.

Practice Manager Track lectures are as follows:

 “I was exposed to what?!” Infection Control & Safety Programs in Veterinary Facilities by Leslie Kollman, CVT, BS, Minnesota Department of Health   There is increasing awareness of the importance of infection control and safety programs in veterinary facilities to protect the health and safety of veterinary personnel, clients and the public. Developing complete and successful programs can be very time consuming and tricky if you do not know what your resources are or what the program should entail. This lecture will give you a rundown of why you should be taking a closer look at your infection control and safety program and how to go about implementing or improving an existing program.  (1.5 CE credits pending)

Valuation Basics for Owners, Managers, and Buyers by Nikki Nitz, CPA, CMA, Simmons Midwest Your practice is likely one of the largest investments you will ever make. If it is not the largest asset in your portfolio it probably is one of the largest. Yet, many practice owners have no idea what their investment is worth until it comes time to sell. Why wouldn’t you want to know how the value of this large investment is increasing or decreasing just as you do your retirement accounts? This session takes you through the process a practice appraiser goes through when completing a practice valuation. These are basics every owner, manager, and buyer should know.  (1.5 CE credits approved)

Veterinary Disrupters by Darren Osborne, Masters of Economics, Ontario Veterinary Medical Association The way we deliver veterinary medicine has not changed in decades.  On the horizon lays a long list of disrupters including growing student debt, corporatization, telemedicine, uberization and human resource shortages.  Find out what disrupters you have to worry about and how to protect your practice. (1.5 CE credits approved)

Clinic Wellness: Practical & Lasting Ways to Support Your Team by Colleen Crockford, MSW, LICSW, Crockford Consulting, LLC Get to the bottom of what's happening with your team by exploring your clinic's culture. Culture is behind the statement, "That's just how it is around here!" Identify current clinic culture, the desired clinic culture, and how to promote team support for change. Learn what other clinics have done to bolster their culture and their team! (1.5 CE credits approved)

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