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Veterinary Practice Manager Symposium

October 17 -19, 2022


  • Date: October 17-19, 2022

  • Venue: Viticus Center, Eastern Campus - Las Vegas, NV

  • Disciplines: Team Building & Working Together, Operational Efficiency, Business Money Management & Financial Know-How

  • Audience: Practice Managers, Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, Practice Owners

  • CE Hours: 18

  • Cost: $495

In conjunction with the Veterinary Technician Symposium, the Practice Manager Symposium will span 2.5 days and allow attendees to investigate solutions to common issues experienced by Practice Managers. The workshop-based program will provide opportunities for attendees to experience meaningful learning opportunities at an advanced level and interface with peers as they discover solutions to improve their practices.

This sell-out event is a unique opportunity for practice managers to sharpen their skills in an exciting educational atmosphere. Offered at the world-famous Viticus Center in Las Vegas, NV, expert instructors – using today’s most innovative instructional approaches and technology – present skill-based training.

Outside of the classroom, spend time bonding with like-minded professionals through fun interactive games and social events!

Why Attend

  • Sharpen existing skills and learn new, more efficient ways of performing duties
  • Gain a deeper understanding of elements necessary for practice success
  • Increase your understanding of important business element that allow for practice growth
  • Share practice-ready knowledge with co-workers
  • Improve your worth to your practice


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Curriculum Goals:

  • Address crowd-sourced high interest content
  • Provide meaningful instructor and learner interactions
  • Encourage peer networking
  • Strengthen entire practice team empowering attendees to learn the most up-to-date, concepts that bolster practice success
  • Provide practical concepts for developing team synergy and effectiveness
  • Integrate speakers into the course for continued engagement with participants


Team Building / Working Together -- Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination

Instructor: Monica Dixon Perry, CVM, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Mission Veterinary Partners

  • Topics
    • Developing the Dream Team
    • The right people in the right seats with the right tools
    • Working toward shared goals with the 3 Cs           


Operational Efficiency – Controlling the X Factors

Instructor: Peter Weinstein, DVM, MBA. President, PAW Consulting

  • Topics
    • How to address the “X-perience” from different perspectives
      • Client X-perience
      • Patient X-perience
      • Staff X-perience
      • Management X-perience
    • Meeting operations challenges to define, control and improve X factors

Financial Tracking and Treating
Mark McGaunn, CPA/PFS, CFP, CEO of McGaunn & Schwadron, CPS’s, and Jenni George, CVPM, Hospital Co-Owner and Hospital Administrator, Deerfield Veterinary Clinic.

  • Topics
    • Financial Intelligence
    • Business Plan
    • Preparing and Maintaining a Budget
    • Cashflow Management
    • Financial Viability
    • Benchmarking KPI’s



Hotel and Perks:

Participants will lodge at the Courtyard by Marriott at 2800 North Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV 89014.

Perks include: 

  • Airport Pick up: Available on request, 7 days a week starting at 6:00a and ending at 10:00p. Guests will need to call the hotel upon arrival (702.434.4700) after they pickup their luggage. At that time, we will inform them of the area they will be picked up and we will send the shuttle driver.
  • Airport drop off: All drop offs are every two hours, starting at 6:00a and ending at 10:00p. Please sign up at the front desk at least 1 hour prior to departing.
  • High-speed wireless internet access in your guest room.
  • The Bistro open for breakfast and dinner daily
  • Fitness Center access



Public transportation in Las Vegas is limited. If you are staying somewhere other than our preferred partner you will need to arrange for your transportation to and from the Oquendo Center. If you are renting a car, Mandalay Bay, Luxor and several other hotels on the strip may charge for parking. Other transportation options for getting around are taxi service, Uber and Lyft.


  1. Viticus Group scrubs are available upon your arrival if needed.

  2. Closed-toe shoes are required during labs.

  3. A light sweater for indoor areas.

  4. Plenty of sunscreen.

  5. Electronic charging device to power up.

  6. Valid ID - We highly recommend you carry your ID at all times in Las Vegas.


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Meet the Instructors

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Monica Dixon Perry

Director of Consulting Services, Burzenski & Company, PC

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Peter A. Weinstein

DVM, MBA, President, PAW Consulting

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Mark J. McGaunn

CPA/PFS, CFP®, CEO, McGaunn & Schwadron, CPA’s, LLC

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Jenni George

CVPM, Hospital Co-Owner and Hospital Administrator, Deerfield Veterinary Clinic

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