2021 Annual Meeting & Conference

2021 Annual Meeting and Conference. September 9-11, 2021; Philadelphia, PA

September 9-11, 2021
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Get ready for VHMA’s 2021 Annual Meeting & Conference!

2021 is shaping-up to be the year that VHMA’s members will ReConnect for Success!

Members and colleagues will be invited to meet in-person in Philadelphia to learn about the latest innovations and developments in practice management.

Participants can look forward to an inspiring keynote speaker, sessions led by industry experts, panel discussions, member events, networking opportunities, and onsite interactions with exhibitors, partners, and supporters.

ReConnect for Success is designed to inspire, empower, connect, and recharge veterinary management professionals.

Don't miss out on these opportunities:

VALUE-BASED Pricing Strategies and Tools Workshop: Implementing a pricing strategy isn’t just about deciding what percentage to increase fees by. Value-based pricing takes into account how much value a particular service and the related client experience provide to a pet owner. This workshop will address what we now know about client price expectations and present best practices that are key to implementing an effective pricing strategy. This is a pre-conference event, separate registration and fees apply.
  

Career Conversations: Ever wish you could talk through career planning with a trusted colleague? At the 2021 Annual Conference, you can! These confidential conversations will allow you to ask questions, request feedback and can yield important insights that will equip you to be more proactive as you grow your career. Registration is required, no additional cost. Participation is limited.   

 

First Annual Job Fair

If you're ready to find your next opportunity for yourself or need help in staffing your clinic, the VHMA is giving you the opportunity to meet face-to-face with clinics in need of practice managers and recruiters that are eager to help you with your staffing needs.  Join us Thursday evening immediately following the Membership Meeting.  Each attendee will be provided with a free drink ticket.  Job Fair Details

 

Presenting Sponsors

Animal Care Technologies      CareCredit      Elanco    

 Fear Free      Nationwide      Patterson            VetSuccess      VitusVet      ViziSites      

 

Participating Sponsors

Bond Vet      DVMetrics      Hallmarq          PetMeadow     Royal Canin     Veterinary Emergency Group      Vocera      Weave      

 

Attendees will be required to review and sign our COVID-19 Notice and Release either in advance of the event or on site upon registration/check-in.  Attendees will be required to review and acknowledge our health screen on site.  

Safe Learning Environment

VHMA will follow CDC and local guidelines to ensure we are offering a safe learning environment. 

Attendees will be required to review and sign our COVID-19 Notice and Release either in advance of the event or on site upon registration/check-in.  Attendees will be required to review and acknowledge our health screen on site.  

8/11/2021 Update - the event is moving forward as planned.  Masks are required of everyone per the City of Philadelphia's guidelines effective 8/11.


Here is what to expect during your stay at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel


Information for Canadian travelers

List of COVID-19 testing centers near the hotel. 

Risk-free Registration

Over the next several months, the VHMA will be closely monitoring COVID-19 developments. We remain hopeful that the 2021 Annual Meeting & Conference will proceed as scheduled, however, we cannot predict what the world will be like in September. Should VHMA need to cancel the event to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its members, registrants will be notified immediately and will receive a full refund of the registration fee or can opt to have the fee applied to a future VHMA event.

For more information about the conference cancellation policy.

Hotel rooms reserved at the conference hotel will also be refunded if canceled 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival. Hotel information is available here.


Digital Access     

While live virtual access to the programs is not offered this year, the educational sessions will be recorded and made available for access through the VHMA's OnDemand catalog after the event. For those who attend the in-person event, full access to the recordings will be provided complimentary. The full package will be available for sale to non-attendees.

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