Inaugural Practice Ownership Summit: Succession Planning

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The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine invites you to participate in our inaugural Practice Ownership Summit! This event has been developed to create a network of professionals to promote and encourage practice ownership in veterinary medicine. The summit will facilitate an honest conversation on the landscape of practice ownership, detail innovative financing programs for both owners and sellers, and communicate how the concept of ownership fits into millennial values.


Friday, September 28 Banfield Seminar Room – Small Animal Hospital

5:00pm-7:00pm: Optional Evening Reception


Saturday, September 29 9:00am-4:00pm: IFAS Straughn Center

9:00am-9:15am: Welcome

9:15am-10:00am: Keynote Speaker Kickoff – Dr. Matthew Salois, AVMA Chief Economist

10:15am-12:00pm: Concurrent Morning Sessions: Creating a Culture of Ownership
For owners: Preparing for practice sale and the transition – Facilitator-Gary Glassman, CPA
*  Recruiting associates as potential buyers
*  Structuring an exit strategy

• For associates: Preparing for practice ownership – Facilitator-Lance Roasa, DVM, JD
*  Is practice ownership feasible? What do I need to know?
* Competing with consolidators

• For students: Practice ownership: pathway to professional fulfillment & paying off loans – Facilitator-Donna Harris-Kober, DVM, MBA
* Is practice ownership a realistic option?
* What should I do now to prepare?

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch

12:45pm-1:00 pm: Dessert with Calico – Travis York

1:00pm-1:30pm: Speaker: The Future of Veterinary Medicine – Donna Harris-Kober, DVM, MBA

1:45pm-3:30pm: Afternoon Sessions: Creating Connections
Discussion triad: Owners, associates and students
* Real life perspectives with challenging scenarios and provocative questions

Panel discussions
* What went right: True stories from practice owners
* Answers to the questions you were too embarrassed to ask

3:30pm-4:00pm: Closing Remarks: A-HA! Moments – Critical Take homes

4:00pm-6:00pm: Networking reception


The UF College of Veterinary Medicine, as a preeminent vehicle leader for all aspects of veterinary medical education, from recruitment to professional success, offers this workshop to all interested participants.

Registration has officially closed. We look forward to seeing you on Friday and Saturday!

Please email to discuss any accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.


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