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2024 VHA Leadership Summit

2024 VHA Leadership Summit

All practice owners, associate DVMs, and practice managers are invited to join us for the 7th annual VHA Leadership Summit, an exciting and educational event  September 22-23, 2024, at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria, MN. 

Date: Sunday & Monday, September 22nd – 23rd, 2024 

Location: Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center

Program: P&L Statements – Making Sense of the Information Between the Top and Bottom Lines

Cost: Practice owners, associate DVMs, and practice managers are invited to attend this member-only, exclusive event for $150.00. Non-veterinary guests are invited to attend for $200.00 per person.

2024 Program: P&L Statements – Making Sense of the Information Between the Top and Bottom Lines

Program Description

In this session, we’ll take a deep dive into how to organize a P&L statement into the main Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)Attendees will get hands on experience on how to build a KPI table as well as learn what the industry benchmarks are for each metricWith this insight, we will discuss potential causes for underperformance and what decisions should be considered to improve each metric and, ultimately, how that will improve a practice’s bottom line. We will also explore how the relationship between practice leadership and team culture contributes to improving KPI metrics.  

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with the parts of a Profit and Loss (P&L) statement. 
  • Discuss 5 main Key Performance Indicators (KPI) of a P&L. 
  • Identify what items on the P&L contribute to each KPI metric. 
  • Explore benchmarks for each KPI metric and how they contribute to or detract from a practice’s profitability. 
  • Seek to understand why a KPI metric may be underperforming and what can be done to facilitate improvement.  
  • Consider how practice leadership and team culture affect KPI Metrics 

Program Agenda

P&L Statements – Making Sense of the Information Between the Top and Bottom Lines 

  • Length of session: 6 hours 
  • Presenter Name: Melinda Striyle, BS, DVM 
  • CE Credit Requested: 6 credits 

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Meet Your Coach

Mel Striyle, DVM
Medical Team Coach | Blue Heron Consulting

Dr. Melinda Striyle grew up in Kansas City, KS and knew from the age of five that she wanted to work with animals. She got her first job as a kennel assistant right out of high  school and later earned her DVM from Kansas State  College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. After practicing in Lake Havasu, AZ for several  years, Dr. Striyle met her husband and relocated to Phoenix in 1999. She has been working at 43rd Avenue Animal Hospital ever since.

In 2007, she bought the  practice and, in her tenure, has guided it through a transformation from a No-Lo practice with a challenging culture to a profitable practice where the team truly enjoys working together. She attributes much of this transformation to her relationship with Blue Heron Consulting. The practice  became AAHA accredited in  2009 and became a preceptor  hospital for Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017.

Dr. Striyle is a member of Veterinary Management Groups (VMG) and enjoys serving various roles in the  group, including their Excomm Chair position of VMG 42. She also is passionate about giving  back to the profession by teaching veterinary students at Midwestern in surgery and communications labs, as well as mentoring veterinary students. She also mentors associate veterinarians and support staff at 43rd AAH through one-on-one sessions as well as group learning at their weekly team meetings.

Dr. Striyle married her best friend, Gary, over 20 years ago and together they have one  son, Gage and, of course, several pets. In her free time, Dr. Striyle enjoys spending time with her boys traveling, building Lego models, and attending school and sports activities. She also is an avid runner and embraces being at the “back of the pack” during races.