Space management and practice efficiency

Many of the protocols veterinary practices put in place during COVID-19 were essential to comply with regulations and protect our teams and clients. Now, as we continue to evolve, we need to evaluate these protocols and understand how they have impacted our operating systems and, in some cases, led to decreased efficiency. In this webinar, you’ll examine all components of the production chain, identify common sources of inefficiencies, and come away with recommendations to restore efficiency and enhance profitability.

This is the first webinar in a four-part series exploring strategies to improve practice efficiency. Part 2, “Leadership and practice performance" can be found here.

This on-demand webinar is made possible through educational funding from CareCredit.


    • Understand what space optimization is. 
    • Discover what a highly optimized practice space looks like. 
    • Learn how key performance indicators (KPIs) can be used to assess space utilization. 

Frederic Ouedraogo, Ph.D., is senior economist and associate director of economics at the AVMA. In this role, he analyzes a breadth of data to understand the veterinary workforce and assess the condition and performance of the veterinary industry. He also works to estimate economic impacts of the veterinary industry on the U.S. economy. He holds a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Peter Weinstein teaches business and finance at Western University College of Veterinary Medicine. For more than 20 years, he has been providing small-business and corporate consulting services to veterinary practices nationwide. He has served as executive director and president of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA), and also is a past president of that the California Veterinary Medical Association. He also was president of VetPartners, a nonprofit association for veterinary business specialists.  

Dr. Weinstein speaks and writes extensively on practice management, team building, leadership, collegiality, marketing, and other topics focused on improving veterinary practices. He co-authored with Michael E. Gerber “The E-Myth Veterinarian—Why Most Veterinary Practices Don’t Work and What to Do About It.” He received his DVM from the University of Illinois, and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Redlands while managing his own practice and practicing veterinary medicine full time.