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Dr. Daniel Phillips

Chicago, Illinois

Vet Mentor Solutions & Mission Veterinary Partners


Dr. Dan Phillips graduated from North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. After graduation, he completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Tufts Cummings College of Veterinary Medicine. Following completion of his internship, Dan moved to the Chicago area and worked in both general practice and emergency settings for 4 years prior to joining the Animal Care Clinic family of hospitals as medical director of Barrington Square Animal Hospital in the fall of 2016. As medical director, Dr. Phillips developed a passion for training and mentorship of new graduate veterinarians and veterinary students. His combined experiences in university teaching settings, private practice and emergency medicine allows Dr. Phillips to mentor from both a practical and academic approach in his teaching style. Dr. Phillips is the founder and CEO of Vet Mentor Solutions (VMS) a company whose mission is to mentor confident, efficient, and productive veterinarians. VMS works to accomplish their mission through the creation of the first of it’s kind comprehensive, searchable, on demand video mentorship library for small animal clinicians. In 2020 Dr. Phillips joined MVP as a Strategic Medical Director to help bring his vision of mentorship and VMS to the MVP family of hospitals.



Topic #1: Veterinary Mentorship in the 21st Century

Description: Our approach to structured, tailored, goal oriented mentorship. Putting "meat on the proverbial" bones to the nebulous term "mentorship" thrown around too much without definition or context.

Topic #2: Set You Goals and Assembling Your Team

Description: It's never to early to start thinking about your 1, 3, and 5 year plan. Setting goals after vet school is critical to finding the right path, measuring your progress, and holding yourself accountable. We talk about why many people don't set goals and the potential consequences. We also focus on finding the people to contribute to your team to help you get where you want to go.

Topic #3: Master the Interview to find the Right Job for you and Mentorship that fits your goals

Description: Classic interviews last a lunch hour or maybe an afternoon of shadowing. Is this enough time to make the most important decision of your career? Probably not. This talk is focused on things that students can do proactively to maximize their interview experience and prepare to ask the right questions to ensure they find the right job with a culture of mentorship that fits their needs.

Topic #3: Know Your Numbers (Understanding the P&L)

Description: In this talk we simplify the basics of the profit and loss statement so that students can learn how to evaluate the financial health of a practice.

Speaker Fees: Request to cover travel expenses. No additional honorarium. MVP can provide additional swag, give aways, etc for sponsorship / attendanace

Phone: 919-810-5922,

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