The five days that you spend at the Western Veterinary Conference will be some of the most cost effective professional development opportunities that you have. You will experience world-class presentations and gain knowledge that your can return to your practice and put to use immediately. WVC has provided a template below to submit to your boss for consideration. Click on the button below to download.Download Letter Template
Here are additional tips to help you gain support for attending:
Browse through the Preliminary Program ahead of time and highlight the specific sessions and labs that appeal to you and address needs of your practice.
Be ready with a plan that shows who will cover for you while you are attending the Conference.
Offer to take your new knowledge back to the office and hold training sessions for your co-workers. Plan to keep a list at the conference of ideas you want to implement when returning to the office. Email the list to your boss and co-workers before your return from the conference.
Approach your boss early to gain approval and receive great discounts with early registration pricing and lower hotel rates. Offer to share a room with a co-worker who is also attending the Conference.
Let your boss know that you plan on taking advantage of the myriad of networking opportunities—There’s no sense in reinventing the wheel; so make sure you learn from others in both formal and informal ways.
Strrrretch that dollar! Tell your boss you’re going to learn how to do more with less-including ways to control costs and increase revenue while still delivering quality patient care.
Share with your boss that you plan on visiting the Exhibit Hall! Meet with equipment and service vendors, watch demos and find exactly the right products for your practice. Keep your boss informed of special Conference pricing.