September E-Bulletin

President's Message:

Greetings VetPartners Members,

Our Mid-Year meeting is here and I for one am very excited to attend.  Our Program committee has done an outstanding job building content that will interest and engage all who will be there.  Our attendance is strong at 65 with 9 new members giving their elevator speeches.  Our membership continues to grow thanks to our current members reaching out and making personal invitations to connections who would benefit from our Association.  Keep up the good work!

The board will meet immediately prior to the Mid-Year meeting and finalize our Strategic Plan so we can share it with our members.  The plan will contain components of our prior plan since Covid put a dramatic crimp in our ability to implement most of the contents.  We also build our “brand framework” story and will be sharing that with you as we create specifics. 

Read the full President's Message here

A Message from the Ethics Committee

Be aware there are more rules than just the Code of Ethics! In consideration of the upcoming mid-year meeting, please take this into consideration, and be thoughtful of members, sponsors, and others.

Updates from The Board Resource Council

The Board Resource Council would like to put a call out to VP members for any nominations for the following awards.  These awards will be presented at VetPartners Annual Meeting in February 2023.  Any award nomination (name and brief description of why this person or entity is nominated) should be turned into Gina Fortunato ( by October 3, 2022 and will be taken into consideration by the selection committee.  

Distinguished Life Member Awards

The Distinguished Life Award is given to those members of the Association who have rendered noteworthy and outstanding contributions to the practice of veterinary business management consulting and advising or veterinary practice valuations.

Pioneer Professional Award

The Pioneer Professional Award is given to those individuals or entities that are deemed pioneers in the profession, who choose not to join as voting members, and yet are chosen by the Board of Directors to be honored for their service to the profession of Consulting or Advising Veterinary Medical Practices. They must have been in the business of veterinary practice consulting or advising for 20 years.

Upcoming Events

Andrea Crabtree will be presenting at the CanWest Veterinary Conference in Banff, Canada in October.  More details to follow.

CanWest Veterinary Conference 2022

Save the date for the 2023 Annual Meeting!

Member News

See Mira Johnson's recent publication "5 Ways to Improve your Clinics Efficiency" 

  • Apps can save your time and money when scheduling team members, processing payments and even registering pet microchips.

Bruce Truman was the Chair and Host for the 2022 VetForum meeting in Nashville, TN September 8th and 9th. VetForum is a gathering of veterinary group practice leadership and vendor partners. He has also accepted two new consulting assignments:

  • Veterinary business development lead for which is a 2-sided pet marketplace. Practices are encouraged to claim their free listing now. Think OpenTable for pets! 
  •  Business development lead for Microchip ID Systems working on the launch of their new BuddyID and BuddyBadge into the veterinary channel and animal welfare channel. BuddyBadge is the only QR tag directly linked to the pet's microchip allowing anyone to return a lost pet easily.

Bruce Truman accepted an advisory board role with Belle Pet which is a chronic condition management platform for pet parents faced with the burden of managing their pets diagnosis. Belle Pet ensures better health outcomes, reduces staff and veterinarian time and allows for easy ordering of pet medications via the practice online pharmacy. 

Bruce also accepted an advisory board role with a PetTech stealth startup in the remote patient monitoring space. More news to follow once funding is secured. 

    Dr. Joy Furman is offering a CE course for ASPCA Pet Insurance called “Finding Common Ground for the Common Good: How to Get What You Want by Negotiating an Outcome that Benefits All.  The program is free.

    Welcome our Newest Members!

    • Lauren Forsythe University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

    • Michael Argueta All Systems Go! Veterinary Marketing

    •  Stacy Cruz Fear Free Pets LLC

    • Nicole Clausen Veterinary Care Logistics LLC


    • James Carroll Rockwood Advisement Group, LLC
    • D. Kirk Eddleman Inova Partners