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PACK TRIP Disconnect from the real world— and connect with real people

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING Get outside the lecture hall! Enjoy a combination of continuing education, networking, and outdoor activities—including camping, fishing, photography, horseback riding, hiking, and relaxing by the campfire—on this one-of-a-kind pack trip.

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

The roundtable group setting at the campsite was an excellent way to learn from the CE materials and have direct conversations with others in the group. The facilitator was very knowledgeable and everybody walked away learning something useful. It was a wonderful experience. Huge kudos to the outfitters—very professional! They took care of everything and we were in excellent hands! – Carly Lubeck, DVM

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR? Want to ditch your phone for a few days and earn CE at the same time? This trip is for you! The AAHA Pack Trip is for veterinary professionals who want to improve their practice and financial management skills. Previous attendees have included practice owners and managers, associates, and technicians with an interest in management.

The pack trip helped give me clear goals to plan for owning a business. –Amanda VanPelt

WHAT WILL I LEARN? Attendees receive 10–12 hours of practice management CE in a roundtable atmosphere, plus oneon-one consultation time with the learning facilitator. Customized topics reflect the individual needs of the group. These may include: • Managing the Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) • Growing gross and net profits • Profit and loss treatment plans • Staff management • Practice sales and acquisitions • Goal planning

WHAT ARE THE DETAILS? The program costs $2,300 per person, which includes four days and three nights of great food, cozy accommodations, 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 three people. Tentmates will be determined upon arrival; if you’re attending with a spouse or partner, 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. Personal items should be kept to a minimum so gear can be properly packed on mules. Space is limited to 10 saddles—book early!


Darren Taul: Amy Johnson:

Ready to saddle up? Contact Amy Johnson at 720-963-4424 or to register.

This was the best CE experience I have ever had. So very glad we came, and I hope to be able to come again. I cannot say enough good things about the outfitter and their staff—a wonderful group of people. – Linda Bloomfield

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2019 AAHA Pack Trip  

Join AAHA and Wolverine Creek Outfitters for a true wilderness - and CE - experience on a pack trip in beautiful Wyoming.

2019 AAHA Pack Trip  

Join AAHA and Wolverine Creek Outfitters for a true wilderness - and CE - experience on a pack trip in beautiful Wyoming.

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