AAVCAmerican Association of Veterinary Clinicians


AAVC Department Heads and Hospital Directors Meeting

April 3-4, 2008




April 3, 2008


Convene 8:00am


 Minutes taken by Molly McKee, Executive Director, AAVC


AAVC General Session – VTH/Department Issues of Interest

  1.  University of Florida Off-shore Veterinary Student Program – Dr. Schaer  Attachment A
  2. The Veterinary Teaching Hospitals of the Future – Innovations or Dinosaurs – Mr. Haven  Attachment B
  3. Switching to the Electronic Medical Record – What It Takes to Get Started – Mr. Haven  Attachment C
  4. NCVEI VTH Benchmark – Dr. Jim Lloyd  Attachment D
  5. The VIRMP:  Identifying and Solving the Problem of VIRMP Rules Violations – Dr. Fingland  Attachment E
  6. Discussion Covering Specialists in Practice – Points of View and the Need for Expanding Residency Programs into Private Practice – Dr. Joe Desch  Attachment F

Adjourn 4:30 p.m.


Friday April 4, 2008

  1.  Breakout Sessions
    1. Group I  VIRMP  How does your hospital gather and organize the applicant’s data?  How does this and faculty letter writing affect their productivity?  Are you generally happy with the VIRMP?  Attachment G – Summary from Dr. Schaer
    2. Group II  What business principles are successful in your hospital?  Areas to cover:  deposits at admission, payments at discharge, credit, pursuing the bad debt.  What makes the “happy” client?  Attachment H – Summary from Dr. LeBlanc
  2. Grade Inflation – Dr. Bonnie Rush  Attachment I

Adjourn 11:30 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,



Roger B. Fingland, Secretary/Treasurer