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VetForum USA 2019

VetForum USA 2019

November 20-21, 2019

Hyatt Regency, Austin TX

Hyatt Regency, Austin TX | November 20-21, 2019

Building on the success of the UK VetForum, VetForum USA now joins OpenRoom’s portfolio. With a long consolidation runway and a strong growth trajectory driven by underpenetration of the pet insurance market, 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 not just for its eclectic country, blues and rock live-music scene, but also its many beautiful parks and lakes.

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 Melilo (Co-Founder & CVO, Heart & Paw), Jaime Pickett (Chief Veterinary Officer, Pet Paradise Resorts) and one other Vet Group leader. 

Craig Fraser
Managing Director, Premier Vet Alliance

Ignite Sessions, 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.


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

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

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

Director of Vets
Simplyhealth Professionals

Testimonial, Director of Vets, Simplyhealth Professionals

'It can be really hard to get to the right people even though they are existing clients - the level of seniority here is impressive.'

Strategic Implementation Manager

Testimonial, Strategic Implementation Manager, IVC

'An inspired concept. Never before have I been to an event collecting the who’s-who in veterinary in one place.'

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Event Partners


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.

The venue

Austin, Texas will be hosting VetForum USA 2019. One of the most popular cities in the States, it's famed for its culture, museums and parks. Discover the contagious energy of the city in the quiet comfort of the Hyatt Regency's downtown Austin location. Fresh off a $47-million-renovation, Hyatt Regency Austin is perfectly nestled on the shores of Lady Bird Lake with close access to 6th Street entertainment, the Austin Convention Center and South Congress for dining and shopping.

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