AAHA Pack Trip

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Disconnect from the real world on the AAHA Pack Trip in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and connect with real people facing the same practice management challenges you are! Dr. Pam Nichols, Dr. Darren Taul, and Wolverine Creek Outfitters host this one-of-a-kind CE opportunity over the course of four days and three nights.

Get ready for a combination of continuing education, networking, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, and relaxing by the campfire on a one-of-a-kind pack trip. Space is very limited (only 14 saddles!), so don’t delay in reserving your spot today.

2023 dates: July 13-16 2023 (travel days: July 12 and July 17).

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FAQs

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What will I learn?

Attendees receive 10–12 hours of practice management CE in a roundtable atmosphere, plus one-on-one consultation time with the learning facilitator.

Customized topics reflect the individual needs of the group. These may include:

  • Leadership, Communication, & Change
  • Creating “Your Team Culture”
  • Profit & Loss Troubleshooting . . . and how to fix it
  • Practice sales & acquisition . . . in TODAY’S market
  • Creating and “Using” a Budget
  • Navigating HR: Recruiting & Retention

What are the details?

The program costs $2,700 per person, which includes four days and three nights of great food, cozy accommodations, horse and tack and top-tier expertise and hospitality provided by Wolverine Creek Outfitters (WCO)’s outdoor guides.

Plan on arriving at least one day before and leaving at least one day after the start and end of the trip. Attendees will need to arrange their own air or ground transportation to and from Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

WCO will set up a room block at a local hotel. Attendees are responsible for making reservations for the night of arrival and night of return and will gather for dinner both nights at a local restaurant (these costs are not included in the registration fee).

Attendees will sleep in canvas tents on cots with mattresses. Each tent can accommodate two or three people. Tentmates will be determined in advance; if you’re attending with a spouse, partner or practice teammate, every effort will be made to place you in the same tent if we receive your request in advance.

A detailed packing list will be sent in advance. Items include a sleeping bag, riding clothes and boots, and hiking or fishing gear. Your gear will be packed in a provided duffle the night before and packed in on mules.

Who is this for?

Are you looking for an adventure? Do you like the outdoors & horseback riding (little to no experience required)? Want to ditch your phone for a few days and earn CE at the same time? Take a chance on this life-changing opportunity and re-energize yourself with some extraordinary people…just like you.

The AAHA Pack Trip is for veterinary professionals, managers, and practice leaders who want to improve their hospital, their culture, and their leadership skills. Get out of your comfort zone for a bit and learn what veterinary medicine can truly be!

"This trip was OUTSTANDING!!! The organized discussions with the profit and loss statements provided a rare opportunity to learn from other practitioners. The size of the group and environment was conducive to open and honest discussions. I learned something from everyone there, including the amazing outfitters, who motivated me to up my customer service to another level. Darren Taul was the perfect choice to facilitate the discussions and host this amazing experience."

Sara Sedgwick, Practice Manager