2024 Agenda

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Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 26th 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Millenium Foyer

Kick off your conference experience with our Welcome Reception! Join us for a delightful evening of hors d’oeuvres, happy hour drinks, and engaging conversations. Get to know your fellow attendees and speakers as we gather outside Millenium Hall on Floor 2. Registration opens tonight, so come early to grab your badge and start making connections!

Day 1

8:15 – 8:35 am

Welcome to
Insightful.vet 2024!

WELCOME CEREMONY

Gary Ackerman, DVM

Founder & CEO Emeritus
Ackerman Group

 

Rich Lester

CEO
Ackerman Group

8:35 – 9:35 am

Building a
Culture of Success

Panel Discussion

Roger Redman, DVM (Moderator)

Partner & VP of Business Development
                                 Ackerman Group

Barak Benaryeh, DVM, DABVP

Owner
Spicewood Spring Animal Hospital

Mike Walker, DVM

Owner
Apollo Veterinary

9:35 – 10:25 am

Retaining Clients through an Excellent Reminder Process

Marketing

Win Lippincott

Senior Partner & COO
Ackerman Group

 

 

10:25 – 10:40 am

15-Minute Break

10:40 – 11:30 am

Easy Strategies
for Better Pricing

Pricing

Rich Lester

CEO
Ackerman Group

11:30 – 12:20 pm

Relationship Building with Pet Parents

Client Communication

Barak Benaryeh, DVM, DABVP

Owner
Spicewood Spring Animal Hospital

 

12:20 – 1:20 pm

Lunch

1:20 – 2:10 pm

Enhancing Efficiency: AI Tools for Doctors and Staff

Panel Discussion

Rich Lester (Moderator)

CEO
Ackerman Group

Sree Reddy, DVM

Founder & CEO
SaiberAssist & Seven Oaks Pet Hospital

Mike Walker, DVM

Owner
Apollo Veterinary

2:10 – 3:00 pm

Digital Growth: Where to Start with Online Marketing

Roundtable Marketing

Win Lippincott

Senior Partner & COO
Ackerman Group

 

2:10 – 3:00 pm

Lead the Way for Future Talent

Roundtable Recruiting

Kristin Moritz

COO
Western Veterinary Partners

Kate Boatright, DVM

Founder
KMB Veterinary Media LLC

3:00 – 3:20 pm

20-Minute Break

3:20 – 3:50 pm

Upgrading & Improving Your Building While in Operations

Practice Facility

3:50 – 4:40 pm

Tracking the Metrics that Matter & Managing Your Costs

Cost Management

Rich Lester

CEO
Ackerman Group

 

Networking Dinner

Friday, September 27th 6:00 pm
Howe, Lescaze and The Terrace on the 33rd Floor

Join us for an Evening of Connection, Sponsored by Evervet. This exclusive dinner offers a unique opportunity for practice owners to come together in a refined setting, fostering valuable conversations and networking opportunities. The evening will begin at 6:00 pm with a cocktail hour featuring passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner at 7:00 pm – plus there will be entertainment! Stay tuned for more details on this enriching event!

Day 2

8:30 – 8:40 am

Welcome to Day 2!

Win Lippincott

Senior Partner & COO
Ackerman Group

8:40 – 9:30 am

Better Ads to Drive More Doctor and Staff Candidates

Recruiting

Win Lippincott

Senior Partner & COO
Ackerman Group

9:30 – 10:00 am

Empowering Associates: Strategies for DVM Success

DVM Compensation

Rich Lester

CEO
Ackerman Group

 

10:00 – 10:30 am

Today’s World: Zoetis Unveils Veterinary Trends and Insights

Current Trends

Kim Balaski

Head of Marketing & Operations
Zoetis U.S.

10:30 – 10:45 am

15-Minute Break

10:45 – 11:15 am

Current Economic Environment and Its Impact on Veterinary Valuations

Economic Environment

Matt Salois

President
VMG

 

 

11:15 – 12:05 pm

Property Strategies: Owning vs. Renting Real Estate Insights

Real Estate

Dan Eisenstadt

Founder & CEO
Terravet Real Estate

 

Peter Kilkelly

Chief Veterinary Development Officer
Terravet Real Estate

 

12:05 – 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 pm

The Legal ‘Well Visit’: Keeping Your Practice in Top Shape

Legalities

Frank Muggia

Partner
Rupp Pfalzgraf, LLC

1:30 – 2:20 pm

The Deal Process: A Comprehensive Overview

Deal Process

Roger Redman, DVM

Partner & VP of Business Development
Ackerman Group

 

2:20 – 3:10 pm

Veterinary Practice Valuation 101

Valuation

Rich Lester

CEO
Ackerman Group

3:10 – 3:25 pm

15-Minute Break

3:25 – 4:15 pm

Unveiling Buyer Expectations

Panel Discussion

Win Lippincott

Senior Partner & COO
Ackerman Group

4:15 – 5:05 pm

Preparing for Financial Planning: Post-Sale Strategies

Financial Planning

James Yost

Wealth Advisor & Partner
SignatureFD

5:00 – 5:15 pm

Thank you for attending #Insightfulvet2024!

Closing Remarks

Rich Lester

CEO
Ackerman Group

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