AABP Executive Director Dr. Fred Gingrich is joined by AABP treasurer and member of the Veterinary Practice Sustainability Committee, Dr. Brian Reed to discuss the practice management workshops that AABP will offer over the next three years. The workshops are funded by a USDA NIFA grant and attendance is free for those applicants selected to attend. Qualifications to apply for the grant-funded workshops are being a U.S. citizen who graduated from 2014-2023 and have at least 10% of revenues from food animal. We discuss the history of the workshops and why AABP is devoting resources to teach practice management to improve sustainability in rural veterinary practices.
Reed discusses the modules that will be taught by the faculty of Reed, David McCormick, Dr. Richard Stup and Dr. Lesley Moser. The workshops will include two virtual sessions before the in-person meeting, followed by four additional virtual sessions. The in-person meeting will be a three-day course taught at the AABP office in Ashland, Ohio. Attendees will also have the opportunity to develop a project with one of the faculty members for additional one-on-one mentoring. Attendees will also receive resources to reach out to young people in their communities to provide information and encourage them to pursue a career in rural food animal or mixed animal practice.
The workshops will provide training on business management principles, financial management, marketing, practice valuation, practice transition, human resources management, and many other topics to help early career veterinarians develop the skills to successfully manage a veterinary business.