Partnerships for Healthy Growth (1190)
Professional Development |  Leadership
Friday |  4:00 PM -  4:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||214D



Nan Boss DVM
Best Friends Veterinary Center

Dr. Nan Boss graduated from the University of Illinois CVM in 1985. She owns Best Friends Veterinary Center in Grafton Wisconsin. Dr. Boss has been speaking and writing on practice management topics since 1998. Her client education system, focusing on wellness and prevention, is utilized in hundreds of practices in the U.S. and abroad. Her book Educating Your Clients from A to Z, and her training materials, titled How We Do Things Here, are available from AAHA Press. Dr. Boss is a pioneer in breed-specific wellness, which incorporates DNA testing and screening for genetic diseases into wellness testing and client education. When she's not speaking, writing or working in her own practice Dr. Boss is usually working on a committee or board, having served on the Fear Free Initiative board, the Partners for Healthy Pets board, the VetPartners Career Development Committee and several others at the local, state and national levels. If she's not doing any of that and the weather is nice she is most likely to be found outside gardening or on a long walk with her dog Izzie. She also has a husband and three cats.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


If you are a practice owner, how many of your associates are interested in ownership of a veterinary practice? If you believe what your colleagues are saying, there are not enough associates interested in becoming practice owners. However, as a profession, we need to understand why this might be and to delve a little deeper for solutions. Could there be associates interested in ownership or partnership, but they have not had the coaching or mentorship to get there? Is there a different and perhaps better way to practice ownership and partnership than the previous generation of veterinarians employed?

Learning Objectives

1. Debunk myths about young and women DVMs not being willing to own practices

2. Present alternative ways to make practice ownership feasible

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