Dr. Anne Vargo
Rogue Valley Veterinary Hospital
I enjoyed VBMA while in vet school, completing both the silver and gold certificates. Vet school does not prepare us enough for the business side of things. I am certified in hospice and palliative care, am currently working towards my certification in rehabilitation. I have experience with contract negotiation both with private practice, and with corporate practice and I do some relief work on the side in addition to showing my dogs in AKC and understand working with breeders to the benefit of you and your practice.
Topic #1: Hospice and palliative care, as well as getting certified
Description: A discussion about what hospice and palliative care is, how it works as a business model, special consideration like DEA and controlled drugs during transport. Also best practices in end of life care. I can also discuss what the certification process is like for becoming a CHPV.
Topic #2: Working with dog breeders
Description: I am currently the president of the Chihuahua Club of Michigan, the Chihuahua Club of America's health committee chair, and I show and compete in AKC events like conformation and rally obedience. I can shed light on some of the better breeders out there, as well as how to make canine reproduction beneficial to the clinic with a good working relationship.
Topic #3: Training beyond vet school, Canine rehabilitation
Description: Instruct on what training pathways there are beyond vet school, outside of internship and residency, like becoming a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinarian, as well as how this can build a practice. I have worked at a canine rehabilitation facility for the last 4 years with an underwater treadmill and our rehab patients and clients become very bonded to the practice.
Speaker Fees: Travel costs including flight and lodging are expected if applicable depending on location.