Why Leadership Matters Jennifer Hock, DEL | Education Development Specialist | Patterson Veterinary University INTRODCUTION Leadership often reminds me of a story I once heard about a farmer preparing for an incoming storm.  He had finished gathering the animals into the barn, when he noticed a small flock of birds getting caught up in the gusts… Read More

The Career Killer: Compassion Fatigue and Burnout By: Brandon Hess, CVPM, CCFP Associate Veterinary Business and Management Consultant at VetSupport   Suicidal thoughts, attrition rates, conflict, medical errors and attendance issues, just to name a few. All of these have one thing in common: they are intensified by personal and professional stress. There are two… Read More

How Your Office Can be an Employee’s “Best Place of Work.” Author credit: Veterinary Specialty Practice Alliance http://www.specialtyvets.com Jim McCutchan, DVM Kari Severson, DVM First of all, why would you want to belong in that category? Being your employer’s “best place of work” leads to things such as increased employee engagement, decreased turnover, and increased… Read More

It’s the End of the World as We Know It…or NOT By: Peter Weinstein, DVM, MBA Co-Author, “The E-Myth Veterinarian”   Only YOU can Control your Future. ~Dr Seuss On Monday, January 9, 2017, it was announced that Mars, Inc., had purchased VCA, Inc.  And within hours, panic comparable to 2007/2008 economy crash hit small… Read More

The Consideration of Servant Leadership in Veterinary Practice   By: Jennifer Hock, DEL Education Development Specialist Patterson Animal Health   Traditional leadership theories stem from individualistic perspectives of the leader. These theories are based on the top-down framework and at one time fit neatly into organizational leadership initiatives. However, this hierarchical type of leadership does… Read More