Animal Specialty Center of Yonkers, N.Y., has launched a new professional association called Managers of Veterinary Practices of the Tri-State Area (MVP). The aim of the group is to offer continuing education, networking opportunities and problem-solving support to owners, managers and administrators of veterinary practices across the tri-state region (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut).
“Veterinary facility managers are among the most valuable players in our field,” said Bernadette Vinci, the hospital director of Animal Specialty Center, who conceptualized the formation of the group along with Marianne Silva, LVT, VTS (SAIM), hospital specialist. “The tremendous response we received demonstrates the need for MVP and we’re very pleased to be able to address their unique set of challenges and opportunities and help give them the peer support they deserve.”
The group’s recent inaugural meeting, held at the Animal Specialty Center, included a lecture sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health covering the tools and resources needed for skill building in employee management.
Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, JD, one of the featured guest speakers, addressed the audience on several legal human resources issues. Dr. Lacroix is the chief executive officer of Veterinary Business Advisors Inc., a veterinary management and legal consulting firm.