6th Annual Simmons Seaside Seminar
Veterinary Practice Management & Ownership Conference
September 20th-22nd, 2018
Network with Fellow Veterinarians and Industry Leaders
Join us at our annual event for the best practice management revelations for owners and managers. Enjoy networking opportunities and fun social gatherings on beautiful Jekyll Island, Georgia. Our award-winning and nationally recognized speakers will introduce you to fresh concepts on practice valuation models, leading and managing your team, enhancing revenues, and improving social media strategy. Experience a small classroom setting conducive to networking among the audience and with some of the top industry professionals.
During our time together, you’ll enjoy social gatherings for building relationships, most notably our opening night Seafood Soiree, an oceanside fish fry, shrimp boil and oyster roast.
Simmons Seaside Seminar began in 2011 on Saint Simons Island, Georgia, home of Simmons & Associates since it was founded in 1977. Over the past 6 years, hundreds of veterinarians and industry professionals have attended the seminar.
We would love you to join us for this unique and exciting event where we combine learning with fun on historic Jekyll Island.
Carly Watson Tobler – Simmons & Associates Southeast
Byron Farquer, DVM, CVA – Simmons & Associates Pacific & Southwest
Louise Dunn – Snowgoose Veterinary Management Consulting
Mary Ann Vande Linde, DVM – Vande Linde & Associates, LLC
How to Avoid the 14 Fatal Errors of Leadership
Creating a Drama Free Work Practice
Advancing Beyond Performance Evaluations
Team Power: Adding Value to Your Visits
In addition to our own Simmons & Associates team, we welcome Louise Dunn, award-winning speaker, writer and consultant and Dr. Mary Ann Vande Linde, nationally recognized leader in the field of veterinary communications.
Louise is a renowned award-winning speaker, writer and consultant. She brings over 40 years of “in-the-trenches” experience and her business education to veterinary management. Louise is founder and CEO of Snowgoose Veterinary Management Consulting (SVMC). SVMC works with veterinarians who want to develop a strategic plan that consistently produces results.
She speaks internationally and nationally on various veterinary management topics at meetings including TNAVC, WVC, ACVIM, VSIPP, CVC, AAHA and AVMA. Over the years she has received numerous awards including Practice Management Educator of the Year at WVC 2007 and The Life Time Achievement Award in January 2016.
Dr. Mary Ann Vande Linde is a 1985 graduate of the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to private practice experience, her career background includes teaching at various veterinary schools and colleges, technician schools, and veterinary conferences, consulting on practice management issues, developing mentoring and coaching retreats for women practice owners as well as working on the management teams at such corporations as Hill’s Pet Nutrition, IDEXX Laboratories, and Novartis Animal Health US.
Dr. Vande Linde is nationally recognized as a leader in the field of veterinary communications. She is widely respected for her ability to inspire others through her guidance in interactive training programs, strategic planning, problem solving, and marketing programs and services. Her focus on excellent preventative care and good communication between pet parent and doctor are contributing factors to her growing reputation as a voice for total pet wellness and quality of life.
Our speakers will introduce you to fresh and relevant concepts for leading and enhancing your practice. You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to learn, network, and enjoy the beautiful setting on Jekyll Island, Georgia.
Created in 2002 to educate veterinarians, veterinary students, and staff about the business aspects of the veterinary profession.
Through continuing education, student awards, and sponsorships, the SEF is committed to improving veterinary business education to meet the needs of tomorrow’s practicing veterinarian.
The SEF awards over $100,000 annually in student scholarships through the Business Aptitude Award Program. Over $700,000 to students since 2002. Over $1,000,000 total to the profession since 2002.
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