Veterinary Mastermind

The WVMA Veterinary Mastermind will reinvigorate like-minded veterinarians by connecting them in small peer groups. The groups are created to generate new ideas, solve challenges and set goals for each individual. Contact us if you are interested in learning more about joining one of the upcoming Mastermind peer groups (participants receive a stipend to cover travel and hotel costs).

How Will Veterinary Mastermind Work?

The WVMA will create and facilitate the Veterinary Mastermind groups. Dr. Eric Rooker, a WVMA veterinarian and founder of Operators to Owners – a business focused on hosting successful mastermind programs – is the facilitator and program lead.

Hear from Mastermind Facilitator, Dr. Eric Rooker

How Will Veterinary Mastermind Groups Be Formed?

Our Veterinary Mastermind groups will initially be formed with veterinarians who are:

• In the same specialty (large or mixed animal);
• At a similar place in their career;
• In a similar type of practice; and
• Not in direct competition with other group members.

Each Veterinary Mastermind group will follow this half-day structure:

• Warm-up lesson
• Group discussion on developmental topic
• HOT seat rounds (each member has dedicated time to share a unique challenge or idea)
• Group feedback on each HOT seat topic
• One-on-one time with Dr. Rooker to develop an individual goal with accountability
• Goal sharing by each group member
• Group commitment with solid plan to reconnect

The goal is for the groups to eventually self-facilitate and stay connected into the future.

How Can I Join a Veterinary Mastermind Group?

The WVMA Veterinary Mastermind program is made possible through a three-year USDA grant focused on large animal and mixed animal veterinarians. During the grant period, the program is free to those who fit this criteria, apply and commit to the entire program. The WVMA is currently accepting participants for future Mastermind groups. Please email the WVMA with questions.