What’s your management style?

10 common vet practice leadership personalities (including some you’ll want to avoid)

Whether you’re training your whole team or mentoring one-on-one, your management style plays a big part in your clinic dynamics. Photo xavierarnau/Getty

Most of you reading this will be credentialed veterinary professionals of some sort. This means you will probably have some managerial duties or, at the very least, take on some kind of leadership role. Whether you’re professionally trained for it or not, being at the head of a team is likely part of your formal or informal job description — like it or not.

Most of us have not been specifically trained for this part of our veterinary gig. In many instances, we don’t even recognize we have been tasked with a leadership role. The brand-spanking new grad, for example, typical...


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