Ownership Workshops - Veterinary Practice Partners

Ownership Workshops

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This one-day workshop, led by the senior management team from Veterinary Practice Partners, provides you with practical, easy-to-implement tools and strategies for profitably growing your veterinary practice.

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About the Workshops

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: AAHA Members: $89 / Non-members: $129 – Lunch is provided!

Attendees will receive 7 Continuing Education Credits!

During this workshop you will learn: 

  • Large scale industry trends that will affect the value of your business
  • The four key practice metrics you MUST track to understand opportunities that could improve profitability
  • Empirically tested marketing strategies you can implement today
  • Best practices for cost containment that could drop thousands to your bottom line
  • Actions to Take NOW to improve your future practice valuation

After the program, attendees are invited to meet with one-on-one with the day’s presenters to discuss the unique challenges present in their practices. Refreshments provided!

Meet the Presenters:

Doug Aspros, DVM: Doug, a previous owner of two AAHA-accredited general practices and the managing partner of a group-owned emergency practice in the NYC suburbs, joined the VPP team in 2015 to help develop more successful practices and bring new partners into the VPP family. He was the President of the AVMA from 2012-2013, has chaired the AVMA Council on Education, was a member of the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, and is currently a member of the New York State Board for Veterinary Medicine.


Rich Lester: Rich Lester, CEO and Founder of Veterinary Practice Partners, has spent his career working in human and veterinary healthcare services. His primary focus has been creating joint ventures with doctors at each of the organizations’ various locations. VPP allows him to utilize his years of experience and expertise to build a unique veterinary business.


Win Lippincott: Win serves as VPP’s in-house marketing expert, tasked with working with partner hospitals to drive new revenue growth through improved customer retention programs and new patient development initiatives.


Aura Mastraghin: Aura joined VPP in January of 2014 to provide direction and support to our partner hospitals’ marketing campaigns. Her focus is on online reputation management, client retention strategies and creative asset development.


Len Podolsky: Len joined VPP in October 2015 to lead the company’s Partnership Development efforts. In this role, Len engages with individual practice owners to understand the unique challenges and opportunities facing their businesses. Drawing on his extensive experience developing solutions to operational and financial issues of all shapes and sizes, he can provide a practice owner with a clear perspective into whether a partnership with VPP could provide financial and operational benefits.

For more information about the presenters, as well as the team at VPP, please visit our Leadership Team page.

About Veterinary Practice Partners

The team at Veterinary Practice Partners (VPP) partners with veterinarians, working relentlessly to grow and manage their practices, while retaining their unique identities and culture. VPP’s family of co-owned practices have enjoyed industry-leading growth and profitability improvements through our expertise in marketing and operations. Our team has deep experience in driving sustained, above-average revenue growth, cultivating exceptional practice staff, and overseeing back-office operations, including marketing, finance, accounting and human resources.