Veterinary leadership conference in Kansas July 28

One-day conference focuses on the business side of the veterinary business.

Alan Newport, Editor, Beef Producer

July 10, 2017

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Veterinary leadership conference in Kansas July 28
Speakers will discuss all areas of running a successful veterinary practice, such as financing, accounting, marketing and leadership.kasto80-iStock-Thinkstock

Veterinarians and animal health entrepreneurs are expected to converge in Great Bend, Kansas, July 28 for the first-ever Vet Leader One-Day conference, organized by Nels Lindberg, DVM.

The targeted leadership event will include 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 says. “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 begins at 10 a.m. and the first keynote address beginning at 11 a.m. Meals and refreshments are included, and attendees can look forward to a three-course, ribeye luncheon, along with an after-hours social featuring hors d’ouevres and an open bar. A few of the key sponsors will be exhibiting, and breaks will give participants time to network.

Tickets are $99 before July 15th, or $129 after July 15th. 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 about the event and register at

Source: Dan Thomson, KSU

About the Author(s)

Alan Newport

Editor, Beef Producer

Alan Newport is editor of Beef Producer, a national magazine with editorial content specifically targeted at beef production for Farm Progress’s 17 state and regional farm publications. Beef Producer appears as an insert in these magazines for readers with 50 head or more of beef cattle. Newport lives in north-central Oklahoma and travels the U.S. to meet producers and to chase down the latest and best information about the beef industry.

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