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VetForum USA 2019

VetForum USA 2019

November 16-17, 2019

Hyatt Regency, Austin TX

Hyatt Regency, Austin TX | November 16-17, 2019

We are delighted to announce that VetForum USA is joining the OpenRoom portfolio. With a long consolidation runway and a strong growth trajectory, the US is a market with exciting potential.

The event follows OpenRoom’s signature format of one-to-one meetings, a time-effective way for people and businesses to connect, identify opportunities and explore new solutions. 

The event will take place in Austin, Texas, a vibrant city; popular for its eclectic country and rock live-music scene, and its many beautiful parks and lakes.

NAVC / VetFolio
VP of Sales & Ops

Testimonial, NAVC / VetFolio, VP of Sales & Ops

"One of the best networking events I have ever been to!


It was very successful from my end. The diversity of the group was great."

The Veterinary Cooperative
VP Experience

Testimonial, The Veterinary Cooperative, VP Experience

"Couldn’t be more pleased with the VetForum concept. We were able to quickly engage with a broad group of suppliers interested in connnecting with our Independent Hospitals.


The face to face meetings with suppliers were equally balanced with great networking opportunities. We will definitely be going back next year!"

Capturing Tomorrow's Wow: An Interactive Design Thinking Seminar
Dr Thom Jenkins, Founder & CEO, Gula

Keynote, Capturing Tomorrow's Wow: An Interactive Design Thinking Seminar, Dr Thom Jenkins, Founder & CEO, Gula

Thom has served as the Chief Operating Officer of multi-site veterinary groups in both Europe and Asia, operating clinics in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK. Prior to this, he was the co-founder and Technical Director of a digital consultancy for the veterinary sector, and is a published contributor to the Veterinary Business Journal on the subject of social media marketing. Thom is a qualified vet, graduating from Cambridge University with first class honours, and more recently completed the Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. 

Vets 2.0: The Future of the Veterinary Sector
moderated by Thom Jenkins

Panel, Vets 2.0: The Future of the Veterinary Sector, moderated by Thom Jenkins

Joined in conversation by George Melillo (Co-Founder & CVO, Heart & Paw), Jaime Pickett (Chief Veterinary Officer, Pet Paradise Resorts) and Andrew Moffatt (CEO, Vetncare).

Craig Fraser
Managing Director, Premier Vet Alliance

Ignite Session, Craig Fraser, Managing Director, Premier Vet Alliance

How Chewy and the Marketplace are Affecting your Bottom Line.

Discussing the obstacles and how to navigate around them presented by Chewy and other online retailers.  These retailers affect more than the bottom line in the practice and often times it goes unnoticed.  We will look at how a pet care plan put in place can help fight the war online and bring business back into the practice.


Mike Erickson, Corporate Vice President & General Manager and
Stan Berkow, Associate Director of Product Management, Enterprise Management, IDEXX

Workshop Leader, Mike Erickson, Corporate Vice President & General Manager and, Stan Berkow, Associate Director of Product Management, Enterprise Management, IDEXX

An Operating System for Practice Groups to Drive Profitable Growth

Lack of standardized product/service coding limits performance measurement. During this boardroom session the IDEXX speakers will focus on the role of software to drive profitable growth and discuss the need to think beyond individual applications to achieve scale. They will discuss how to leverage software for streamlined management of products and services as well as a deep dive on how to capitalize on the value of diagnostics.

Clever Technologies to Drive Revenue and Build Successful Vet Practices
hosted by Julien Renard, CEO Vetstoria

Round Table Chair, Clever Technologies to Drive Revenue and Build Successful Vet Practices, hosted by Julien Renard, CEO Vetstoria

Gold Partner Vetstoria will moderate this boardroom session, taking place on day two of the VetForum conference program.

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IDEXX is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX solutions enhance veterinarians’ ability to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency, and build more economically successful practices.


At Vetstoria, we create technology to transform the way pet owners connect with veterinary clinics. We’ve built an appointment scheduling platform that allows pet owners to save time and schedule an appointment at any time, via any device. Our product not only connects with a clinic’s practice management system (PMS) in real-time with complete control over all aspects of your specific scheduling processes, but also acts as a digital marketing tool that boosts your clinic’s visibility online. As one of the fastest growing tech companies in the veterinary industry, our presence is felt in over 1,800 clinics in the US, UK, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions.

Premier Vet Alliance

CardWorks Merhchant Services

Since 1987, CardWorks has been the leading payment processor in the Veterinary industry specializing in strategic partnerships with corporate, management, and buying groups. We provide a consultative approach including innovative products, solutions and processing services from Customer Vault to Mobile/exam room checkouts.


Dechra is an international specialist veterinary pharmaceuticals products business. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, and sales and marketing of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

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