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Practice Management

The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) is committed to the support and success of leaders in emergency-specialty hospitals. Historically, it has been challenging for managers and supervisors in emergency and specialty practices to find CE and support specific to emergency and critical care.  It can even be difficult to find colleagues in our profession with whom we can network and discuss our shared daily experiences. Fortunately, VECCS is the perfect community for members of emergency-specialty management teams to find the resources they need and the networking they crave. The Top 10 Reasons a Practice Manager Should Join VECCS: Collaborate with and learn from others who are passionate about emergency-specialty practice management and who share the same daily challenges. Develop skills and enhance knowledge by attending IVECCS leadership and practice management continuing education programs. Obtain practical ideas, information and skills that can be implemented in practice to create an immediate, positive impact through VECCS colleagues and management resources. Advance your career and expand your horizons by developing relationships with other VECCS members from all over the world. Gain access to the VECCS newsletter, “in-the-trenches” management articles and hard-to-find benchmarking, specific to emergency-specialty practice. Inspire others and be inspired by leaders in the field of emergency and critical care. Explore new opportunities; mentorship of others, serving on a committee, speaking engagements or contribution to veterinary publications. Build relationships with all professionals in emergency-specialty practices to improve networking within the profession and even enhance your recruiting efforts. Take advantage of VECCS collaboration with other practice management organizations such as the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association and Veterinary Specialists in Private Practice. Join the VECCS community, which has been the authority on the emergency and critical care profession for over 25 years, and continues to lead the way! Join Now to access exclusive members only content online.  Practice Management membership fee starts as low as $70. VECCS MEMBER: Login to your Member's only page to view these member ...

IVECCS 2020

IVECCS 2020 | A Virtual Experience will be September 12–14, 2020. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, after careful deliberation, the VECCS board has decided to have an all virtual IVECCS 2020 experience. View the video below from our new CEO for more details on the exciting offering we have planned for all our valued constituents; members, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and partners alike. We thank you all, in advance, for trusting VECCS to bring you a first-class virtual IVECCS in this unprecedented ...

VECCS Names New Chief Executive Officer

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dr. Chris Gray, VetMB, MA, MBA, MRCVS, will lead the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society San Antonio, TX, Release: May 8, 2020 For Immediate Release VECCS announced today that Michigan State University's Director of the Veterinary Medical Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Chris Gray, has been selected as chief executive officer. Dr. Gray currently serves as the VECCS Board Treasurer. He will assume the new position on August 10, 2020. “I’m excited to be joining the VECCS family,” said Dr. Gray. “The society has an outstanding reputation globally. Working with an exceptional board and the management and leadership team, VECCS is uniquely positioned to continue to grow in relevance and value to all our members - veterinarians (including specialists), nurses, practice managers and students. I am excited to be part of the future of VECCS and getting to know and work with all our stakeholders." “Chris is the right leader for us,” said Linda Martin, President of the VECCS Board of Directors. “We are delighted for him to join VECCS as our next CEO. Chris’s solid leadership in the veterinary health care industry and his experience as a valuable VECCS board member and tireless volunteer will strengthen our value for all stakeholders, develop strategic alliances and build on the solid foundation of serving our members.” Dr. Gray graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1992. Following six years in mixed veterinary practice in the Lake District, he moved to the North East of England to work in small animal practice joining Vets Now as an Emergency Physician in 2004. He became national Head of Clinical Operations in 2010, and then General Manager for New Business in December 2011. Dr. Gray earned an MBA from Durham University in January 2012. His dissertation research title was ‘Does the introduction of veterinary clinical performance measures lead to an improvement in commercial outcome?’ In January 2014 Dr. Gray joined Michigan State University as Director of the Veterinary Medical Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine. He is currently treasurer of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society Board of Directors, and treasurer on the Board of Directors of Small Talk, a child assessment center in Lansing, Michigan. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling (taking part in long distance day events from 60 - 120 miles), triathlons and running. He has two teenage children in the USA. His eldest daughter is a midwife in the ...

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Practice Management

The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) is committed to the support and success of leaders in emergency-specialty hospitals. Historically, it has been challenging for managers and supervisors in emergency and specialty practices to find CE and support specific to emergency and critical care.  It can even be difficult to find colleagues in our […]

IVECCS 2020

IVECCS 2020 | A Virtual Experience will be September 12–14, 2020. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, after careful deliberation, the VECCS board has decided to have an all virtual IVECCS 2020 experience. View the video below from our new CEO for more details on the exciting offering we have planned for all our valued […]

VECCS Names New Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Chris Gray, VetMB, MA, MBA, MRCVS, will lead the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society