Local Manager Groups - California
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Fresno Area Veterinary Managers Group

Contact: Erika 559-916-5132  559-916-5132 or e-mail

For meeting dates: Group meets every other month.

Inland Empire Veterinary Hospital Managers
Contact: Sumitra Price 951-203-1812951-600-7758  or e-mail
For meeting dates: Meeting dates are every first Tuesday of the month from 12-2 pm.  Please email for location details.

General Group Information:  Inland Empire Veterinary Hospital Managers was created to provide resources and support in 2014.  Developed and sustained by hospital managers, the mission is to provide a platform to help managers excel in their responsibilities, encourage communications and create fellowship among practices.

Group Contact Phone:  951-600-9803951-600-9803

Group Contact E-mail:  email


Northern California Valley Veterinary Practice Managers Group

Contact:  Amber Buechle 530-526-7292 or e-mail

For meeting dates:  Once a Month TBA


North Inland Empire Veterinary Manager's Group

2409 S. Vineyard Ave. Suite O, Ontario, CA  91761

Contact:  Cassee Moore 909-947-3600909-947-3600 or e-mail

For meeting dates:  First Meeting:  4/23/2014.  Future dates TBD.

The goal of our manager's group is to share ideas within veterinary management and provide support for leadership roles in the veterinary industry.

Los Angeles Veterinary Managers Group
Contact: Jessica Speas at 818-298-6167818-298-6167 or e-mail
For meeting dates: Second Tuesday of every other month for roundtable meetings and discussions. One evening educational event per quarter.
Contact for upcoming dates, times and locations.

The mission of the LAVMG is: -To serve as a resource for veterinary practice managers by providing a forum for the exchange of information, addressing common issues and creating a management support network; -To enhance the knowledge and professionalism of veterinary managers by providing management education and training and ultimately to enhance the management and success of veterinary practices throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.

North Orange County Veterinary Manager Group

Contact:  Melissa Tompkins-Rupert, BS, CVPM at 714-865-1742714-865-1742 or e-mail or Andrea Crabtree 909-979-7225 at e-mail
For meeting dates: Third Wednesday of every month usually at lunch time at JT Schmids in Anaheim (2610 E. Katella, Anaheim, CA)  Call or e-mail for details.


North Valley Veterinary Hospital Managers Group (NVVHMG)

1509 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA  91506

Contact:  Katie Schneider 818-848-5007818-848-5007 or e-mail

For meeting dates:  Last Thursday of every month.  Contact Katie Schneider for details.



Northern California Veterinary Managers Association

1514 Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek, CA  94597

Contact:  Nicole Grimstad 925-938-8010 or e-mail


South Orange County Veterinary Hospital Managers

Contact:  Dee Allen RVT, CVPM 949-292-7829 or Sara Botts CVPM 714-797-2697
For meeting dates: For CVPM study group and roundtable discussions - 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  We also meet quarterly for sponsored CE meetings.
Location/Times:  Mimi's Cafe, 22651 Lake Forest, Lake Forest, CA 92630. Call or email for details and to RSVP.
The goal of our group is to share ideas, help each other with HR issues, and provide general support for veterinary practice management.

Sacramento Valley Veterinary Practice Managers Association
Contact: Jon Cunnington, MBA, CVPM at 916-630-2641916-630-2641 or e-mail
For meeting dates: Typically, 3rd Tuesday of each month, alternating between a dinner meeting and a lunch meeting.
Contact for upcoming meeting dates, times and locations.  http://www.svvpma.com/ 


Veterinary Hospital Managers Pacific Group-LA Chapter
Contact:  Joseph Makkar, CVPM (310) 306-3300(310) 306-3300 or e-mail          
Meeting Dates:  Quarterly, 1st week of each quarter
Location/Time:  Marina Del Rey, Venice Beach, Santa Monica


West Valley Veterinary Managers Group
Contact:  Lisa Bernhardt 805-300-3198805-300-3198 or e-mail

For meeting dates:  Third Wednesday of every month. Wolf Creek Restaurant, 26787 Agoura Road, Calabassas, CA  91302


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