“Building Excellence in Rural Veterinary Practices”
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) has applied for and received a USDA-NIFA grant to fund practice management training modules. This application is for the 2024 grant funded workshops which will consist of 6 virtual and 1 in-person meetings.
There will be 3 groups of 15 early career veterinarians (up to 10 years following graduation)selected each year of the grant program. Those completing the program will receive a certificate from AABP recognizing their participation and successful completion of this in-depth business management training program.
||Brian K. Reed, DVM, MBA
|| Lesley M Moser, DVM
||David McCormick, MS, CVA
||Richard Stup, PhD
Components of the program include:
- A core, in-person 3-day workshop held at either the AABP headquarters in Ashland, Ohio or another AABP sponsored event such as the annual Recent Graduate Conference. Topics will be interactive and cover areas of:
- Financial management, strategic business planning and budgeting: 6 hours
- Assessing practice financial health, business transitioning and valuation methods: 4 hours
- Leadership, communication, understanding personality and behavioral styles and human resource management topics: 7 hours
- Case studies dealing with incorporating these topics to help managereal world practice management situations (Combined faculty): 5 hours
- Participation in 6 virtual training sessions of 2 hours instruction per session: (12 hours total)
- Virtual session #1: Program overview, understanding foundation financial concepts and data entry of practice finances
- Virtual session #2: Entrepreneurial mindset of business creation, strength finder exercise and review business creation.
- Virtual session #3: Marketing, community outreach and exploring recruitment pools.
- Virtual session #4: Recruiting and retention.
- Virtual session #5: HRM compliance issues.
- Virtual session #6: Understanding personal finance, review of individual project learnings and wrap-up.
- The opportunity for participants to choose one of the faculty members to work with one-on-one, following the in-person workshop, on an individual project they identify as being important to them and their future needs and growth: 2 hours of individual advisor training
- Materials will be available to assist the participants to reach out to young people in their communities to encourage interest in rural veterinary medicine at the high school level to help grow our profession to meet the needs of tomorrow.
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