2024 Annual Meeting & Conference

2024 Annual Meeting and Conference

September 5-7, 2024
Sheraton & Le Meridien Charlotte Hotel Complex
555 S McDowell Street
Charlotte, NC 28204

When it comes to Veterinary Practice Management, the course is everchanging. Ready to start your engines and discover what it takes to be a front-runner among your peers and within your veterinary practice? If so, mark your calendar for VHMA’s 2024 Annual Meeting & Conference: “Racing Towards Success.” This high gear learning experience spans from September 5-7 at the Sheraton & Le Meridien Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Through dynamic educational sessions, top-caliber speakers, and adrenaline-pumping networking events, you’ll hone the practice management skills needed to master even the most unpredictable course. 

Total of 34.5 continuing education hours are available.



Special Programs & Events Not to Miss!

Pre-Conference Workshop
Below the Surface: A Fresh Perspective on Problem Solving
This six-hour workshop will help attendees better understand how systems thinking works and how to apply this thinking to problem solving at the practice. By looking at the practice as a system and digging below the issues seen at surface level, leaders will be better equipped to apply solutions that will address the root cause of issues at their practice. The workshop will include instruction on the fundamentals of systems thinking and present case studies for attendees to work through real veterinary practice challenges using the organizational systems model. Interactive group activities will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from their peers and deepen their understanding of the process. Five case studies will be included, to allow for understanding in how this thinking works with varying challenges commonly faced by veterinary professionals. By the end of the workshop, attendees will have a solid grasp of systems thinking and have practical experience in applying this approach to their own practice. This valuable skill will help them to become more effective leaders and problem solvers within their veterinary practice.
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Career Conversations
Ever wish you could talk through career planning with a trusted colleague? At the 2024 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. For more details.

Career Booths
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.  The career booths are located in the foyer just outside the Exhibit Hall and are accessible during regular exhibit hours.



IDEXX Preventive Vet PeerLogic


Schultz Hill's Pet Nutrition Scratch Financial
Boehringer Ingelheim

Professional Headshot

Stop by Booth #33 in the Exhibit Hall for your complimentary professional headshot.

Sponsored by:  Antech

Cappuccino/Latte Booth

Stop by Booth #65 in the Exhibit Hall Foyer for your complimentary cappuccino or latte.

Sponsored by:  Vets Choice Radiology

Fun Photo Booth

Stop by Booth #29 in the Exhibit Hall Foyer and take a picture with colleagues and friends with fun props.

Sponsored by: Payjunction

Digital Access     

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.