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Webinars for the whole veterinary team

Veterinary Contract Negotiations:

A Win-Win for Employee and Employer

Free Webinar brought to you by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, USA – Innovation Series
1 Hr of RACE CE pending
Approved for 1 hour of NYSED credit

Leslie Boudreau

Start Date
April 28, 2022
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Are you currently working without a contract? In less litigious times, a contract typically was a verbal agreement and a handshake. A written employment contract protects the employee and employer and should be a standard protocol for all professional positions including veterinarians, administration/management, and credentialed technicians. A formal job offer should be followed with a written contract for perusal. A contract can serve as a job description and set of expectations for both employee and employer.

An employer should have a base contract crafted by an employment lawyer to ensure compliance with state specific contract law and to out line salary, benefits, working conditions and expectations. The base contract can be adjusted with the specifics for each hire. Both parties should expect the contract to serve as a negotiation tool to come to a fair and equitable agreement satisfactory to both parties. Most contracts are revised a few times before agreement.

Negotiations can and should result with some compromise from each party. Red flag clauses will be discussed as well as industry trends and controversial contract topics. Prospective employees should understand practice economics, norms for their area and practice type, to advocate for competitive wages and benefits. A properly constructed contract will result in a win-win for both parties.

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.


Leslie Boudreau


Leslie has been a Veterinary Technologist and Practice Manager in Southern California for over 30 years. She earned her A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Mt. San Antonio College and her BASVT in Veterinary Technology – Hospital Management, from St. Petersburg College, FL. In 2011, she became a CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practicel Manager). Leslie holds three human resources certifications, PHR (Professional in Human Resources), PHRca (California specific Certification), and SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources). She is currently finishing her MBA in Human Resources Management. Leslie is very active with the Orange County Veterinary Hospital Manager’s Group and is a founding member. Leslie is the Past President of The California Registered Veterinary Technician’s Association (CaRVTA). She is the current Treasurer for the Veterinary Hospital Manager’s Association (VHMA). She is currently a Practice Manager at Animal Hospital of Huntington Beach, an 8 veterinarian, AAHA accredited, small animal and exotic practice with over 50 employees. Leslie is married and has three adult children. She loves all animals and her family shares their home with a wide variety of dogs, cats, and reptiles and frequent wildlife critters being rehabbed.

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