Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA)

Welcome to the Veterinary Business Management Association!

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National Mission Statement:

The Veterinary Business Management Association is a student-driven organization dedicated to advancing the profession through increasing business knowledge, creating networking opportunities, and empowering students to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Our History Video

 

Why should you join VBMA:

“The Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) is a national organization founded on the determination, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit of future veterinary leaders who desire a higher level of business education than what is currently offered through veterinary colleges.”

Introduction to VBMA Video

 

Click here to find out more about the national VBMA organization:

http://www.vbma.biz/

 

 

 

Click here to record meeting attendance: https://www.myvbma.biz/ 

Business Certificate Program:

The VBMA prides itself on its ability to provide strong business education to help shape the modern veterinary business professional. The four pillars of the educational program are business finance, operations, management, and ownership, along with teaching leadership skills, and career and personal development. To ensure that all VBMA chapters consistently deliver the highest caliber of VBMA graduates, a national curriculum was developed. Completion of The BCP demonstrates that a student made a concentrated effort to become competent in the essentials of veterinary business. The program is designed to optimize the individual strengths of each student and foster a productive career as an employee or employer. Through interactive and informational lectures, workshops and events outside of their regular curriculum, the BCP graduate learns about managing business and personal finances, management skills, engaging emotional intelligence, marketing, and more.

We know that not all of the VBMA student members are interested in owning a practice but may just be interested on increasing their business knowledge and leadership skills. We have designed this program so that more than two-thirds of the required hours are applicable to all students and less than one-third of the required hours are specifically on practice ownership. We encourage you to participate in the program whether you plan to own a practice or not.

The Business Certificate Program (BCP) is a program that VBMA members can obtain from attending meetings and other events. This certificate is a professional development program meant to distinguish future veterinarians.

For more information about the BCP Curriculum and Completion Requirements, click the link below.

BCP Curriculum with Honors

For a video describing the BCP Program including some commentary about it from previous students click on the video below:

BCP Description Video

 

Fall 2020 Meeting Schedule:

This year, meetings will look a bit different.  We will send a zoom link to members via email.  So please keep an eye out!

August 20 at 6pm- VBMA Introduction Meeting 

August 26 (7-9pm)- Dr. Dani McVety- “Top 5 Things to Ensure Your Success in Vet School” (Category 4, and “Leadership and Body Language for Introverts” (Category 3) 

September 8 (7-8pm) – Dr. Lauren Mack- “The Business of Large Animal Practice” (Category 2) 

September 22 (7-8pm)- Landon Evans – “General Financial Planning Fundamentals” (Category 4) 

September 23 (7pm) – Dr. Dani McVety, Dr. Mary Gardner, and Dr. Andy Roark – “What I Wish I Would Have Known in Vet School”

October 6 (7-8 pm)- Charles Opitz – “How to build a good financial foundation and good money habits for recent grads” (Category 4) 

October 17 (10am-3pm)- Building Your Personal Brand Seminar 

                 * Dr. Dan Johnson –  “Social Media and Reputation Management” (Category 2) 

                 * Stith Keiser –  “Financial Statements: The Stories Behind the Numbers” (Category 1) 

                 * Dr. Odi Marcovici – “The Green Dot” (Category 2) 

                 * Dr. Lance Roasa –  “Resume Workshop” (Category 4)

November 4 (7 pm) – Dr. Jennifer Whatley – “Conflict resolution” (Category 3)

November 16 (7-8pm) – Michelle Winter, CVT- “Leadership in Action”~ joint with WVLDI 

 

Contact Us:    vbma@cvm.tamu.edu

Jennifer Nary, President- jnary@cvm.tamu.edu

Nicholas Gleason, Vice President- ncgleason@cvm.tamu.edu

Morgan Donsbach, Treasurer- medonsbach@cvm.tamu.edu

McCalley Cunningham, Innovation Ambassador- mccunningham@cvm.tamu.edu

Caitlynn Moon, Public Relations – cemoon@cvm.tamu.edu

Tori Carraway, Compliance – vacarraway@cvm.tamu.edu

MiKayla Heckmann, Fundraising – mheckmann@cvm.tamu.edu

 

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