Build your legacy.

The Ascend Student Program equips the next generation of veterinarians with the tools and knowledge to aid in overcoming both the challenges and opportunities that face our profession.

For the next generation of veterinarians.
Take your success to the next level.

Ascend is a student program launched by Blue Heron Consulting that equips the next generation of veterinarians with the tools and knowledge to overcome the challenges, and seize the opportunities, in our profession.

Ascend offers one of the widest varieties of learning opportunities in one place, with concepts ranging from:

Client Experience

Best Management Practices

Navigating Change

Employee Culture

Hospital Profitability

Business Planning & Start-Ups

Ascend offers individual lectures and hands-on workshops, customized student mentorships, and in-depth student externship events. In addition, we also hold adjunct faculty appointments and aid in the expansion of veterinary business and professional development curriculum at several U.S. Colleges of Veterinary Medicine.


Need expert advice? From career development and preparing for practice ownership, to navigating veterinary school and transitioning into practice (and everything in between!), we’re here for you – no strings attached.


An exclusive, hands-on experience for veterinary students who want to grow their practical knowledge in the nonclinical aspects of veterinary medicine.


To learn more about our speaking lineup, including VBMA BCP topics, as well as fees and availability, click below to reach out.

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