BiSGroups is a program administered by the members of the IAAHPC designed to support the business activities of veterinary professionals at any stage of end-of-life business development through education and peer discussion. BiS stands for “Best in Show” and that’s exactly what we’re all about! Join us on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of every month! Meetings begin at 7:00 pm CST! Tuesdays will consist of a 45-60 presentation, followed by a 30-minute peer discussion on the topic. Sundays will be a “potpourri” of the month’s topic with open floor discussions!

So if you want to be “Best in Show” in your community, we want you here with us! The benefits of joining BiSGroups:

  • The opportunity to attend small and intimate interactive, virtual monthly meetings featuring topics in a wide variety of business-related categories such as marketing, HR/management, legal/regulatory, start-up, financials, and operations!
  • Access to a multitude of business-related resources written and/or curated by business experts and veterinary professionals experienced in the business of end-of-life care!
  • Networking with some of our organization’s biggest and brightest!
  • Peer advice and consultation with professionals who are managing similar challenges, or who’ve found solutions to these challenges in their own businesses
  • And much, much more 🙂
  • You MUST be an IAAHPC member to be a part of BiSGroups.

Get the business support you’re seeking with BiSGroups! We are here for YOU!

BiSGroups Meetings

October 2022 Dates


Date Day Time (CT) Business Level Business Topic Moderators
October 18th Tuesday 9:00 AM Beginner Your Business Plan Kate Carlson & Kelly Hill
October 19th Wednesday 9:00 AM Intermediate Your Business Plan Alex Dahlgren & Lauren Atkins
October 20th Thursday 9:00 AM Advanced Your Business Plan Juliana Lyles & Faith Banks
October 23rd Sunday 7:00 PM Potpourri Your Business Plan Jenn Winnick & Laurie Brush

November 2022 Dates


Date Day Time (CT) Business Level Business Topic Moderators
November 15th Tuesday 9:00 AM Beginner Understanding Financial Statements Kate Carlson & Kelly Hill
November 16th Wednesday 9:00 AM Intermediate Understanding Financial Statements Alex Dahlgren & Lauren Atkins
November 17th Thursday 9:00 AM Advanced Understanding Financial Statements Juliana Lyles & Faith Banks
November 20th Sunday 7:00 PM Potpourri Understanding Financial Statements Laurie Brush

December 2022 Dates
Date Day Time (CT) Business Level Topic Moderator/Instructor
December 14th Wednesday 12:00 PM Potpourri Live Yoga Class Dr. Diane Eigner
December 11th Sunday 7:00 PM Potpourri Stress Busters Lynn walters, Kathleen Cooney

January 2023 Dates
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 3rd & Thursday, January 19th at 7:00 pm CST
Category: Marketing
Topic: Brand Management
Description: What do you stand for? What can families expect when they call you? What defines your business? All of that is YOUR branding, and your brand promise! Want to hear more, and how you can set yourself up for success with YOUR families with what matters most to them during a difficult time.
Presented by: Coleen Ellis, CT, CPLP, Executive Director, IAAHPC; Pet Loss & Grief Companioning Certified

Meet Coleen!

Thank you to our sponsor:

February 2023 Dates

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 7th & Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm CST
Category: Medical Operations
Topic: End-of-Life Protocols
Description: TDB
Presented by: TDB
Drs. Kathleen Cooney, Jeff Berkshire, Faith Banks and Juliana Lyles will be joining us as our EXPERT panel to discuss the most up-to-date pre-euthanasia and sedation protocols.!

Thank you to our Sponsor:

March 2023 Dates

Join Jan Woods, co-founder of as she discusses everything you want (and need!) to know about controlled substances, especially in mobile practice. She will present a 30-minute lecture, followed by a Q & A- so please email those questions here, add them to your registration or come prepared to chat!

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 7th & Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm CST
Category: Regulatory Compliance
Topic: Controlling Your Controlled Substances
Presented by: Jan Woods

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April 2023 Dates

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 4th & Thursday, April 20th at 7:00 pm CST
Category: Business Strategy
Topic: 4 Steps to Maximize the Value of Your Hospice Practice
Description: Join financial expert, Tom Seeko of Florida Veterinary Advisors as he presents this month’s topic!

Practicing as a hospice veterinarian and running a business doesn’t come naturally for most. Your business started from a passion to do good and it quickly turned into a lot more than you can manage. There is so much risk involved with a business and, in the end, you should be rewarded for a job well done. Most people will start a business without a plan on how they want to eventually sell and remove all the stressors of business ownership. During this conversation, we are going to talk about the 4 steps that you can use for your business to build personal wealth while learning how to protect, grow, and eventually sell on your terms.

Presented by: Tom Seeko, CExP

Tom Seeko

Thank you to our Sponsors:

May 2023 Dates

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 2nd & Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 pm CST
Category: Human Resources
Topic: The Most Common HR Questions- Answered
Description: Join Amber Warren, Director of Human Resources for Lap of Love as she presents this month’s topic! Are you wondering, “Should I have an employee handbook? How is the culture within my practice? How am I going to have that difficult conversation with a teammate?” Then this is the discussion for you! Amber will help us navigate through some of the most common HR questions during this month’s presentation.
Presented by: Amber Warren, SHRM-SCP, Director of Human Resources, Lap of Love

AmberMeet Amber

Thanks to our Sponsor:

June 2023 Dates

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 6th & Thursday, June 15th at 7:00 pm CST
Category: Marketing
Topic: Social Media Marketing
Description: Join “The Head Marketing Geek ” and Founder of The Social DVM, Caitlin DeWilde as she helps us navigate everything we want to know about social media marketing!
Presented by: Caitlin DeWilde, DVM


Meet Caitlin!

Thank you to our sponsor:

July 2023 Dates

Date & Time: Tuesday, July 11th and Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 pm CST
Category: TBD
Topic: TBD
Description: TBD
Presented by: TBD

Thank you to our Sponsor:

August 2023 Dates

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 8th & Thursday, August 24th, 7:00 pm CST
Category: TBD
Topic: TBD
Description: TBD
Presented by: TBD

Thank you to our Sponsor: TBD

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