2020 Winter VMCC Meeting

 CT Law and Human Resources

Are you aware of the current changes in CT Law and Human Resources that affect your veterinary practice?

Wednesday February 19, 2020

Testas 26 South Center Steet, Southington CT

Breakfast begins at 8:30 am ; presentation from 9:00 am to 12:00 PM

   A panel discussion comprised of CBIA Attorney Mark Soycher, Veterinary Consultant Shannon Lovley, VCA Regional Manager Val Lacasse and Director of Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine Ken Aldrich

 Please prepare questions and concerns related to CT Law and Human Resources for our panel of experts

This is the first meeting of the year and time to renew memberships or become a new member. For memberships please go to our website that links to our Paypal  account and  continue to RSVP for the winter meeting.

Membership is $85.00 for an entire year of meetings   Non – Member is $65.00 per meeting


  • Memberships and RSVPs must be done through the VMCC website www. vmcc-ct.org.  Memberships and RSVPS CANNOT be done through email


Mark D. Soycher Counsel, Human Resources Services, CBIA :  Mark Soycher has over 30 years’ experience guiding Connecticut employers and employees through the maze of laws and regulations affecting their workplace, providing legal assistance with all workplace problems from hiring to firing, and on how best to plan and apply workplace strategies that anticipate and avoid legal disputes. As HR Counsel at CBIA, the state’s largest business organization, Soycher responds to thousands of personnel-related inquires annually from member companies, and has conducted training sessions for thousands of Connecticut workers on a wide range of topics, including Sexual Harassment Prevention, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, Employment Law for Managers, Workplace Discrimination, ADA and Ethics Compliance.  Previously, Soycher was in private law practice for a dozen years, representing and counseling both employers and individuals in employment matters.


Shannon Lovley :  has worked in Veterinary Medicine since 1991. She has been the Practice Manager of, the highly rated, CatsLimited Veterinary Hospital in West Hartford, CT since 2009 and received the designation of Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) in 2013.  Shannon holds an Associates of Science with a concentration in Business Management (2001.) In early 2018 she joined Coppens Business Strategies. Shannon continues to express her passion of Veterinary Medicine using her cumulative and trusted expertise to assist other veterinary practices with personal detailed attention to educate, streamline and grow their practice. She regularly consults in the areas of: good accounting practices, hiring and retaining great candidates, the use of Cornerstone and AviMark with ease, proper protocols, instituting OSHA policies, day-to-day accounting with Quickbooks.

Ken Aldrich is the Director of Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine and a founding member of the VMCC, NHCVMA and CTVTA. He has held various positions during his 23 year veterinary management career in both private and corporate practices.

 Val Lacasse Regional Operations Director, VCA : Val has been in the Veterinary Field Management field for 20 years, both private and corporately owned practices. During her career, she has managed multiple general practices and specialty hospitals. In her role as Regional Operations Director, she is currently managing 14 locations and working on multiple national programs.

Veterinary Management Council of Connecticut

C/O Dorrie
Devine St. North Haven, 06473


Next VMCC Meeting!!

Feb 19th 2020. 8:30am-12pm

HR/CT Law Panel Discussion and Presentation.

Location: Testas, 26 South Center Street  Southington, CT 06489

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Individual meeting cost is $65.00 per attendee

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