January E-Bulletin

President's Message: 

Happy New Year VetPartners members! I hope you all had a restful holiday season and enjoyed your time with friends and family.

My year began with an unexpected trip back to my hometown for the funeral of a friend.  He was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s and passed away after a one year stay in assisted living.  As I sat at Steve’s service I was struck by the outpouring of appreciation for what he had given to others throughout his 62 years. For 30 years he was a police officer and had helped mentor many young officers in their first year of service.  But he was also known for his kindness and how he sought to help people when he was called to a scene rather than just seek to make an arrest.  Not only did he have the love of his close friends and family but as he walked through life he made such an impression on the people he encountered along the way that they too sang his praises.  He made a difference.

This led me to consider the members of our association.  I know many of you well and call you friends but I also know that, like Steve, you make a difference

Read the Full President's Message Here

Upcoming Events

Save the date for the 2023 Annual Meeting!

The VetPartners 2023 Annual  Meeting will take place at the Luxor Las Vegas Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada, February 16-18, 2023.

VetPartners Members are Giving Presentations

  • Dani Rabwin will be speaking at the Student VBMA National Conference in Orlando (during VMX), speaking on: Client Communication - how Shared Decision Making can help veterinarians build trust with pet parents, improve outcomes, and increase career satisfaction
    • She will be speaking to the Royal Canin Scientific Services Veterinarians at their monthly meeting in January. She will be presenting on Mentee Skills training for lifelong learning: How equipping vet students and new veterinary graduates with mentee skills will lead to increased confidence, increased productivity, and decreased turnover. 
  • Wendy Hauser, DVM, Peak Veterinary Consulting, will be giving two presentations (leadership, burnout) and facilitating a workshop (Culture) at WVC in February 2023.

    A message from the Ethics Committee

    "Any tool can be used for good or bad. It's really the ethics of the artist using it." John Knoll


        • Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group has partnered with Dr Wendy Hauser to provide two educational opportunities for veterinary professionals:
          • Earn 1 Hour of RACE-Approved CE Credit: “Create a Perfect Fit! How to Tailor Your Services to Your Client’s Needs” by Dr Wendy Hauser.” It is  available as a free program on the ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance Programs’ Veterinary Resource Library
          • The accompanying article, “Create a Perfect Fit!  How to Tailor Your Services to Your Client’s Needs” is also available as a free download on the ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance Program’s Veterinary Resource Library.
        • Wendy Hauser, DVM, Peak Veterinary Consulting will be presenting the pitch for one of her clients, PDX Biotech at the 2023 VMX Pitch Competition on Sunday January 15. She would love to have the moral support of VetPartners members as audience members!

            Member Publications

              Welcome to our New Members!

              • Sheila FitzPatrick 
              • Pamela Lawther