Dr. Douglas G. Aspros
King of Prussia, PA
Veterinary Practice Partners
Dr. Aspros is the Chief Veterinary Officer for Veterinary Practice Partners (VPP). At this time, VPP co-owns more than 50 practices across the country.
As a companion animal veterinarian, Dr. Douglas G. Aspros has been an owner of two general practices and the managing partner of a group-owned emergency practice in Westchester County, NY, where he remains a partner at the Pound Ridge Veterinary Center and a member of VMG-1. Developing strong relationships in the wider veterinary community over his career, Dr. Aspros served as President of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) from 2012-13 and is a Past-President of the NYSVMS. He has worked on behalf of the profession in diverse leadership roles over the years, in educational accreditation (AVMA-COE), public health, nutrition, licensure and credentialing, and is currently a Trustee of the AVMA-PLIT. He has been a determined voice in the need for diversity and in promoting women into leadership roles in veterinary medicine, including practice ownership, and is a founding board member of the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Diversity Initiative (WVLDI).
Topic #1: Partnership models: co-ownership
Description: While partnerships are common in veterinary medicine, corporate/doctor joint venture models are not. I talk about the value - making practices competitive in the current environment while allowing for veterinary leadership and wealth creation - and also the limitations of the JV model.
Topic #2: Running a profitable practice
Description: Understanding your P&L and the metrics that drive practice success
Speaker Fees: None. Also each talk will include lunch!