Cornell University

Everything You Need to Know About Veterinary Business, Finances and Management

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, James Law Auditorium

Put your veterinary business knowledge to test. Does the thought of “performance based compensation” make you uneasy? What does your average transaction cost need to be to and how many appointments do you need to see each day to justify an $80,000 salary? Dr. Russak will present an interactive business quiz covering financial topics that every student should know. The insights gained from this event will make you a more competitive job applicant and afford you some leverage as you begin considering your approach to salary and benefit package negotiation. This information is invaluable, not only for job applicants, but for those of you considering practice ownership.

Dr. Russak currently serves on AAHA’s Board of Directors and is the Immediate Past President.  After retiring from an AAHA-accredited hospital in Connecticut that he established and worked at for almost 30 years, Dr. Russak wanted to give back to the profession. So, he began teaching at Mississippi State University in 2003 He retired from MSU-CVM in 2010.  Dr. Russak is passionate about business management and veterinary students learning good communication skills. He gives presentations for veterinary students all over the U.S. on developing business and communication skills, the importance of mentoring, and finding the best practice for your needs. Student reviews from last year’s program have been outstanding.

Event Type



College of Veterinary Medicine



Contact E-Mail

Contact Name

Magen LaPorte


Dr. Mark Russak

Speaker Affiliation

American Animal Hospital Association

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