How did we get here - the current veterinary practice model
r the last thirty years or so, there has been more and more emphasis on products and services that may not always continue to be available exclusively through veterinary channels. The marketplace is evolving and veterinary practices need to be prepared to consider and implement changes to the traditional veterinary service model that will allow them to remain relevant, competitive, and profitable.
Recording from 18.10.17
Dr. Lowell Ackerman DVM, DACVD, MBA, MPA, CVA, MRCVS
Dr. Ackerman received his veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College (Canada), and board certification from the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. Dr. Ackerman has a deep and rich knowledge of both the medical and business aspects of animal health. In addition to his veterinary credentials, Dr. Ackerman also holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Certificate in Veterinary Practice Administration from Purdue University, and he is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) through the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). He has extensive experience within the profession, with prior involvement in industry, private practice, academia, writing, and lecturing. He has authored or co-authored several books (including Five-Minute Veterinary Practice Management Consult, The Genetic Connection, Behavior Problems of the Dog & Cat, and Atlas of Small Animal Dermatology), and has lectured extensively on a global basis, on topics in both medicine and management.