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Dr. Anne Vargo

Sparta, MI

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.

Phone: 616-706-0053


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