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Charlotte LaCroix

Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, JD

Owner, Veterinary Business Advisors, INC., Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

Leadership Track: Thriving in a World of Change

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Dr. Charlotte Lacroix owns and manages Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc., a national consulting firm advising veterinarians and attorneys on veterinary business and legal issues, with a focus on veterinary business transactions. She started her career as a dedicated equine veterinarian and transitioned to law to advocate for veterinarians and their patients. With over 20 years of experience in the veterinary industry, she assists veterinarians in all quadrants of the profession. Her expertise lies in companion and large animal practices, as well as, single and multi-specialty practices.

Dr. Lacroix lectures extensively to the industry on veterinary business and legal issues and facilitates continuing education seminars nationwide and overseas. Topics include succession planning, purchase and sale of practices, employment and other contract negotiations, malpractice issues, medical records/informed consents, veterinary ethics, animal law and welfare, drugs and biologics, and human resources.

In her spare time, she volunteers her time and expertise to veterinary and other organizations, including AVMA, AAHA, AAEP, NJVMA, and PVMA. She was the 2014-2015 President of NAVC and is currently Chair of the Board of PetsPAC and Board member of the Veterinary Innovation Council. Dr. Lacroix was recognized and awarded by Lawyer Monthly “2016 Women in Law”. She was recently awarded “Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs” among approximately 1000 other nominations.

Denise Tumblin

Denise Tumblin, CPA

Owner, WTA Veterinary Consultants, Columbus, Ohio

Practice Track: Practice Financials

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Denise Tumblin, owner of WTA Veterinary Consultants, provides management, valuation, and transition services to independently-owned veterinary practices across the U.S. Her company co-authors the Well-Managed Practice® Benchmarks Study, and Denise is the co-founder and facilitator of the WellMP® Management Groups.

Denise speaks regularly at national and regional meetings on valuation and management topics and has authored numerous veterinary management articles.

Denise is a graduate of The Ohio State University and is a member of:

  • The AICPA, the OSCPA, and NACVA
  • VetPartners - serves on the Valuation Council and is a past Board Member
  • AAHA
  • The Capital Area Humane Society


Carrie Jurney

Carrie Jurney, DVM, DACVIM

CEO and Neurologist, Jurney Veterinary Neurology, Redwood City, California

Wellbeing Track: Personal Wellbeing

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Carrie likes to refer to herself as a "tragic extrovert." She brings enthusiasm to anything that she takes on. As a passionate speaker about mental health, she brings this energy and humor to what otherwise can be a rather challenging and somber topic. Because of her work as the Director of Forum Moderators for the board of NOMV, she's sought extensive continuing education in crisis counseling and suicide prevention. She brings this knowledge, and her experience doing peer to peer interventions with members of our group, to her lectures. When she's not managing the day to day activities of the NOMV forum, she is a practicing veterinary neurologist, wife to Chris and zoo keeper of three rambunctious cats.

Bash Hallow

Bash Halow, CVPM, LVT

Owner, Halow Consultants-

Team Track: The Veterinary Team

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Bash is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, a certified veterinary practice manager and a licensed veterinary technician. As a veterinary business advisor and a veteran practice manager with more than 17 years of experience, Mr. Halow has helped dozens of veterinary hospitals understand how to build stronger teams and responsibly and ethically grow their businesses. He is a frequent contributor to Veterinary Economics and DVM 360 and is a member of the editorial advisory board for Firstline Veterinary Management Magazine and the Fetch360 veterinary conferences. He has been an invited speaker at all the major U.S. veterinary conferences including AVMA, AAHA, NAVC, Western, Midwest, CVC, IVECCS; state associations, and international conferences like APVC, OVMA, and the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association. He is a regular speaker at the annual VPMA Conference in Wales and addressed the Veterinary Management Association at the House of Lords, London, in June 2018. He is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, the PVMA, founder and member of the New Jersey Veterinary Hospital Management Association, founder of the Big Apple Veterinary Management Association in New York City, and proud member of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association. Mr. Halow was the 2013 recipient of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association’s President’s Award for management education in the state of Pennsylvania. He resides in New York City.