Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
A fourth-year Tufts University veterinary student who is determined to become a practice owner has been named the winner of the $35,000 National Business Aptitude Award, a Simmons Educational Fund program.
Tiana Rangchi was selected from among participants in a case study, which, according to Simmons Educational Fund, “Asked for solutions to current challenges in veterinary business ownership and practice management.”
Simmons Educational Fund is supported by Simmons & Associates, a Georgia-based company specializing in veterinary practice sales, valuations and negotiations.
“Each year is a new opportunity for Simmons and the SEF to connect with and support the emerging generation of business leaders in the veterinary community,” said David King, DVM, a fund trustee. “Watching them apply their expertise, creativity and passion to help resolve challenges faced by their colleagues is a reward in itself, and it’s exciting to know that these future DVMs are becoming available as a resource for our industry.”
Rangchi, who is set to graduate this spring, will receive her award at the national Veterinary Business Management Association meeting. She is co-president of the Tufts veterinary school’s Class of 2021.
“In my first year of veterinary school, the Veterinary Business Management Association helped me shape my career goals and sparked my interest in ownership of a small animal multidoctor facility,” she said.
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