How to Convince Your Boss to Send You to Austin Vet

How to Convince Your Boss to Send You to Austin Vet

We know it isn’t always easy to convince your boss to let you spend time away from the practice. On top of that, choosing the right CE event—for you and for the practice budget—can be tough. We can help. Here are a few ideas to help you make the case for Austin Vet.  

Top 5 Benefits of Austin Vet


Gather actionable takeaways, resource materials, and clinical and business strategies to share with the team. At Austin Vet, you can earn up to 17 hours of CE, curated by the practicing veterinarians behind Clinician’s Brief.


Meet and learn from leading minds in the industry. Austin Vet speakers are handpicked for their experience, knowledge, and expertise with the issues and challenges veterinary teams commonly face.


Make meaningful connections with peers. Between sessions and during special events, you’ll have multiple opportunities to connect with peers and discover new solutions to common challenges.


Meet exhibitors and discover new products that can help grow the practice and solve common issues. The Austin Vet exhibit hall makes it easy to meet with current suppliers, build new relationships, and discover products and services that can help improve practice efficiency.


Rest and recharge in Austin. Austin Vet is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Austin — whether you browse a world-class museum, walk the riverfront, or just spend some time in one of the city's many parks, you’re sure to return to the practice well-rested and ready to share what you’ve learned with your team.


Feel free to take our words and make them your own when talking to your boss. We have also constructed a letter (below) for your use. With such a strong case, they are bound to say yes! Remember to check the Austin Vet website for travel and accommodation deals to keep your costs down, and register early to get the best rate on attendance.

We look forward to seeing you in Austin!

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Letter to Share with Your Boss

Convince Your Boss Letter | Austin Vet 2020





Subject: Austin Vet 2020 Proposal 


Hi [Insert first name],


I received details about Austin Vet taking place in Austin from April 20-21, 2020, and based on the content and testimonials I’ve seen, I’d recommend we send someone this year. I’m writing to get your approval to attend.


The conference features industry-leading speakers and will provide me with actionable information I can bring home and immediately apply to our practice to drastically improve [add main growth goal for 2020 here]. 


This is the perfect opportunity for me to expand my skills as a [add job title here] by increasing my knowledge of hot topics and common concerns in the veterinary industry, as well as innovative products and technologies.  


In addition to the two full days of speaker presentations, I’ll also get to:

  • Choose from 160+ hours of content, which will earn me up to 15 CE hours towards my yearly requirement.
  • Network with 1,300+ colleagues who are equally passionate about their job, education, and patients, and are constantly on the lookout for new practices that will lead to growth at their companies. 
  • Learn from 30+ veterinary experts—all thought leaders who will cover a variety of topics, including: practice management, critical care/emergency, behavior, ophthalmology, neurology, anesthesia, dermatology, and more!
  • Take home valuable and top-quality notes/learnings notes to share what I’ve learned with you and the rest of the team. 


I think attending Austin Vet would especially help me on these projects:

– [add project or initiative]

– [add project or initiative]

– [add project or initiative]


Here’s an approximate breakdown of the conference costs:

  • Airfare: Austin Vet has partnered with Delta, United Airlines, and American Airlines to secure special rates for attendees. [Insert approximate total]
  • Transportation (between airport and the Palmer Events Center): Bus $1.25 or taxi $32.00
  • Hotel (1 night): $249 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown South Congress
    • *Austin Vet has 2 other hotel partners: JW Marriott Austin ($299/night) and the Holiday Inn: Austin-Town Lake ($165/night).
  • Meals (lunch included for 2 days): [Insert approximate total]
  • Registration Fee: [Insert current price from austin.vetshow.com]

Total: [Insert approximate total]


I’d like to register for a ticket early before the price goes up. I’ll be sure to submit a post-event report or write a blog post that will include an executive summary, major takeaways, tips and pictures from the event. I’ll also share all videos and notes with the team.


Thank you for considering this request. I look forward to your reply.




[Insert your name] 

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