Veterinary Excel Workshop

Program Overview

VHMA is pleased to announce a partnership with Veterinary Excel Workshop to present an Excel for Managers course! In today's fast-paced and data-driven business world, managers need to be equipped with the right tools and skills to effectively analyze information, make informed decisions, and streamline their work processes. That's where Excel comes in.

This course is specifically designed to empower managers with the knowledge and expertise to leverage Excel's capabilities and maximize their productivity. Whether you're new to Excel or looking to enhance your existing skills, this course will provide you with the essential Excel tools and techniques to excel in your managerial role.

Throughout this course, you will learn how to efficiently organize and manipulate data, create dynamic spreadsheets, perform complex calculations, and generate impactful visualizations. You will also discover advanced functionalities that will help you automate tasks, improve data analysis, and enhance reporting capabilities – all aimed at optimizing your decision-making processes.

One of the key advantages of Excel is its versatility. Whether you're managing budgets, analyzing sales data, tracking project progress, or presenting reports to stakeholders, Excel can handle it all. By the end of this course, you will be equipped with practical Excel skills that you can immediately apply to your day-to-day managerial tasks and improve overall efficiency.

Our experienced instructors have carefully crafted this course to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of Excel'spowerful features while focusing on real-world applications for managers. You will learn through a combination of instructional videos, hands-on exercises, and interactive discussions, ensuring an engaging and practical learning experience.

Join us in this Excel for Managers course and unlock the full potential of Excel to take your managerial skills to the next level. Get ready to gain confidence in data analysis, make well-informed decisions, and effectively manage your teams and projects. Excel has the power to transform the way you work – let us show you how. Enroll now and embark on this exciting learning journey.

Here is what your colleagues have to say about the program:

Life changing course!
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I have already saved DAYS of my life...the freedom is exhilarating! 
VHMA Member

Great information for first-time users. I have already been able to put what I've learned from the course into practice. Thanks! 
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Program Details


How to Use Excel Properly

  • Why Excel becomes a mess. And how to avoid it.
  • Why your computer setup sucks and how to easily fix it
  • Getting your slow computer under control
  • A few life-or-death shortcuts to help you end clumsiness.
  • When to use and NOT use the mouse
  • How to set up a new spreadsheet without getting overwhelmed.
  • Formatting text, numbers, money, and dates.
  • Getting the messy lines, grids, colors, and formats under control

The right way to use formulas

  • Setting up formulas that make sense
  • Understanding relative vs absolute formulas
  • Naming cells so they're easier to reference
  • Doing simple calculations with money, dates, and time
  • Setting up a simple spreadsheet to track your business metrics


Working with data

  • How to work with big datasets without getting flustered
  • The right way to filter and sort data without messing it up
  • Creating a simple template for your data to avoid building the same formulas every week
  • Fixing problems with the data with simple text functions
  • IF FUNCTIONS - Excel becomes powerful when the formulas can make decisions for you
  • VLOOKUP - It's so powerful and yet almost can do it. Once you see how easy it is you'll laugh.
  • How to handle data that keeps "growing"

Putting it all together

  • Using PIVOT TABLES to summarize your data
  • Using SUMIF and COUNTIF formulas to aggregate your data
  • Using graphs and charts to present your data
  • Getting everything to actually print properly!
  • Understanding the Big Picture and how to think about Spreadsheet Design
  • What to do with all of your new free time now that you're no longer fixing garbage spreadsheets

Continuing Education Hours

A total of 6 continuing education credit hours are available to participants. Attendance is taken at each live session. The total hours awarded are reflective of the live sessions attended. Continuing education hours awarded for this program can be applied to the CVPM program's continuing education requirement.

Although attendance is not mandatory, participation in both sessions ensures that participants get the most from the program. Sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be accessible to program participants after each session. Continuing education credit is not awarded for viewing recorded sessions.

Upcoming Events

When & Where

Each virtual workshop is presented in two (2) - three (3) hour sessions (2:00 to 5:00 pm ET). Registration closed by 5:00 p.m. ET the day before the first class. 

Program Fees

VHMA members $399

Participation is limited per session. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made in writing up to one hour before the program starts will be fully refunded. Cancellations made later are not eligible for a refund.  

What You Need

A PC or Mac with Zoom and Microsoft Excel installed. A mouse with a scroll wheel is strongly recommended.


We will provide notes that can be downloaded after class


Questions are welcome. We'll also have several hands-on exercises to do during class.


Will be available after class so you can review the material and exercises.


Michael D. Zumchak
After escaping Wall Street, Michael designed one of New York's most coveted Excel training programs. Michael has trained over 50,000 students for clients, including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Cole Haan, Kate Spade, Royal Bank of Canada, TripAdvisor,  Spotify, and SoulCycle.
Michael's teaching style is highly unconventionally entertaining and may induce learning. He is a published co-author in the scientific Journal of Visualized Experimentation and holds a bachelor's degree from NYU.
Michael has been working with Dr. Ed for over a decade. Refer to our reviews by former students that can attest to the quality of his workshops.



Michael D. Zumchak


Edward Blach, DVM, MS, MBA
Ed Blach (DVM, MS, MBA) is a co-founder of Ask.Vet, the leading telehealth innovator in the pet care market. He co-invented the FLAIR(R) nasal strip to protect the lungs of competing horses. He is the former CEO of the largest equine hospital in the world, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, KY. 
Dr. Blach built as a concise resource to teach veterinarians how to grow their practices, improve profitability, and enhance enterprise value. He mentored the owners of more than 150 veterinary practices, helping grow their collective enterprise value from approximately $300,000,000 to more than $3.0 billion over ten years. 
After seeing him work a keyboard like a concert pianist, Ed was fortunate to meet "Excel Mike" at La Guardia airport in New York. Even after 12 years of college, Mike is still the best teacher Dr. Blach has ever experienced.  He's seen the impact of Mike's work on the practice owners and managers he has worked with over the past ten years.

Edward Blach, DVM MS MBA