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VIN CE Course PRAC131-0417: Successful Practice Transition and Ownership Module 2
What you need to do when you want to buy-in.

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format.

Enrollment is closed.

Presenters: Thom Haig, DVM
Edward J. Guiducci, JD
Michael Porrello, CPA, CVA

Course Open: April 19-May 6, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesday, April 26, 2017; 8:00-9:30 pm ET (USA)
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Practice Sessions: In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session is up to 1 hour in length. For more information, please visit the CE Practice Area.

*The presenters for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen. If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend one of the Practice Sessions.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be open to veterinarians, both owners and associates, who are contemplating buying or selling a practice. PRAC130-0417: Successful Practice Transition and Ownership Module 1 is a prerequisite for this course.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-28994)

Course Information:
Each of the modules in the Successful Practice Transition and Ownership series will identify key issues, common opportunities, as well as specific risks in considering each one of these life changing decisions. With the exception of the opportunity to become a veterinarian, the decision to own a practice and the decision to sell is the biggest life changing choice a veterinarian makes. The detailed sessions in these four modules will provide the information you need to make a successful ownership decision.

The second in a series of 4 courses, this course will provide instruction on the process of buying-in to an existing veterinary practice.

Week 1 (Real Time Session April 26, 2017): Practice Buy-In
Presenters: Thom Haig, DVM
Edward J. Guiducci, JD
Michael Porrello, CPA, CVA
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Presenters:
Dr. Thom Haig received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University. He is the owner of a 3 doctor small animal hospital in Knoxville, TN and a practice management consultant specializing in staff utilization doctor production, staff doctor and client scheduling, associate mentoring, production and buy-ins. He is also the Co-Editor of the VIN Practice Management boards.

Edward Guiducci is the Principal of the Law Firm of Guiducci and Guiducci, P.C. in Arvada, CO. He received his Juris Doctoral from Washburn University School of Law and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Law Association as well as the American and Colorado State Bar Associations.

Michael Porrello is a partner at Lacher, McDonald and Co., CPAs. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Valuation Analyst in the state of Florida. He leads the business valuation segment of his firm and works with veterinarians throughout the country providing accounting, tax, and consulting services.

Total CE Credit: 1.5

Tuition: Member $35 ($31 early bird special if enrolled by April 5, 2017)
Non-Member $95 ($89 early bird special if enrolled by April 5, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on April 26, 2017 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
Enrollment is closed.
  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from and addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
"This program (RACE 22-28994) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1.5 CE Credits, with a maximum of 1.5 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 800-846-0028 ext. 797.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator

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