Leading Your Members into the Next Normal

VMAE | Live! Virtual Town Hall
November 12, 2020
12:05-12:55 PM MTN

Please note there are two VMAE | Live! sessions focused on “the Next Normal” in veterinary medicine:

  • Program #1, a virtual town hall, is for VMAE members only and will be held from 12:05-12:55 PM Mountain time on Thursday, November 12.  Details on the town hall appear below.
  • Program #2, a webinar, is an “All VMAs” program being offered from 12:05-12:55 PM Mountain time on Thursday, December 3. Details on this FREE webinar can be found here – and VMAE encourages you to utilize the program description in your promotion of this profession-wide opportunity; please include this hyperlink – https://vmae.org/the-next-normal-pathways-for-veterinary-medicine/— in your messaging so that your members can register for the webinar and receive a personal GoToWebinar link.

This VMAE | Live! Virtual Town Hall features three respected panelists who will present brief thought sketches about a direction that the veterinary profession may be headed. Then the panelists are eager to listen to and discuss with VMAE members the concepts presented, what executives are sensing about “pain points” for veterinarians in regard to “the Next Normal” and the necessity (and challenges!) of change.

Please join Drs. Karen Felsted, Matthew Salois, and Peter Weinstein and your colleagues for dialog, insights, and a sneak preview of the December 3 “All VMAs” webinar.

Thanks to the generosity of the three thought leaders, these programs are offered free of charge – a valuable benefit of membership in VMAE and in veterinary medical associations.  Both programs will be recorded and available on the VMAE website for on-demand viewing (Program #1 will be members-only access, Program #2 will be public access).


Karen E. Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM, CVA

PantheraT Veterinary Practice Management Consulting

Dr. Felsted is a CPA as well as a veterinarian and has spent the last 20 years working as a financial and operational consultant to veterinary practices and the animal health industry.  She also spent three years with the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues as CEO.  She is active in multiple veterinary organizations, has written an extensive number of articles for a wide range of veterinary publications and speaks regularly at national and international veterinary meetings.  In 2011 and 2017, she was awarded the Western Veterinary Conference Practice Management Continuing Educator of the Year and in 2014, the VetPartners Distinguished Life Member Award.

Matthew Salois, PhD

American Veterinary Medical Association
Director of Veterinary Economics

Dr. Salois is passionate about applying economics, statistics and communications to enhance the daily lives of veterinarians. He worked in private industry, government and academia before joining the AVMA in 2018 as director of veterinary economics. From 2014 to 2018, Dr. Salois served as director of global scientific affairs and policy at Elanco Animal Health, supervising a team of scientists in veterinary medicine, human medicine, animal welfare, economics and sustainability. His group devised and executed scientific engagement strategy, and built collaborative partnerships with universities, non-profit associations and scientific societies. Dr. Salois earned his Ph.D. in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida and holds an M.A. in Applied Economics and a B.S. in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida.

Peter Weinstein, DVM, MBA

Southern California VMA
Executive Director

Dr. Weinstein attended Cornell University undergraduate and Illinois for his DVM. He worked as an associate for three years before opening his practice.  While working full time, he attended University of Redlands for his MBA.  Ultimately, he relocated expanded and sold his practice to a consolidator.  He has served as President of the Southern California VMA, California VMA and VetPartners, and co-authored with Michael E Gerber “The EMyth Veterinarian – Why Most Veterinary Practices Don’t Work and What to Do About It.”  Presently he serves as chair of the AVMA Veterinary Economics Strategy Committee, provides consulting via PAW Consulting, and is the executive director for the Southern California VMA.