Veterinarians and animal health entrepreneurs are expected to converge in Great Bend on Friday, July 28, for the first-ever Vet Leader One-Day conference, organized by Nels Lindberg, DVM, of Great Bend. Taking place at the Page banquet room, 2910 10th, the targeted leadership event will include dynamic speakers on all areas of running a successful practice including financing, accounting, marketing, leadership, and other veterinary opportunities.
“Veterinarians are trained from a medical standpoint to treat animals and keep them well, but college doesn’t teach you how to run a business or lead a team of employees,” Dr. Lindberg said. “As I travel around the country giving talks to veterinarians, I get more questions about how to solve everyday problems with running a business than I do about anything else. My hope is that this conference will help lots of other young veterinarians learn some of the things that have taken me over a decade to figure out.”
The keynote speakers on each of the entrepreneurial topics are experts in their field of study, and will focus their presentations with pieces of advice everyone in attendance can start using right away. The full line-up of speakers will be announced soon, but the primary keynote on leadership and managing people will be given by Dr. Lindberg himself. “Managing personnel and leading an organization are not necessarily the same thing. My goal is to inspire those in the audience to put their people first, including their employees, their customers, and their families,” he says. “If they can get that right, success will come naturally.”
Registration will open at 10 a.m. with the first keynote address beginning at 11 a.m. Meals and refreshments are included and an after-hours social. A few of the key sponsors will be exhibiting, and breaks will give participants time to network.
Tickets are $99 before July 15, or $129 after July 15. Those who register early will also receive a bonus gift at no additional charge. Veterinary students can attend at a reduced rate of $69 per person. The event is eligible for RACE continuing education credit. Learn more and register at www.drnels.com/events.