Registration for AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference now open
November 21, 2018Registration is open for the 2019 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Veterinary Leadership Conference (VLC), an annual event expected to include new features like interactive CE formats and a public policy symposium.
Treat your techs right
October 16, 2018What do your nurses think of you? Are you considered a close friend? A mere coworker? A constant threat? A walking liability? A hopeless disaster? A good ole’ boy or gal? A welcome ally? A dreaded boss? A paycheck signer? A trusted confidant? Here are 20 tips you can use to show your gratitude and appreciation for your hardworking nurses.
How to be a role model for your vet team and yourself
April 28, 2017I often find myself having conversations about staff development and clinic culture. These conversations usually go the same way: The veterinary practice manager, or owner, is frustrated and overwhelmed with all the work they have to do.
Practice manager overwhelmed by new leadership role
September 7, 2016I was promoted to practice manager about 6 months ago. I have been with this employer for less than 12 months in total, so I’m pretty stoked about getting this promotion! We’re an established group of practices, and each location has a PM. The requirements of the role are the same for everyone, so I’m not sure why I’m finding it quite difficult to fit into this new role and the expectations.
Assessing your veterinary practice’s leadership
August 3, 2016Alongside the importance of your expertise in veterinary medicine is your ability to lead and manage a well-run business. I was recently reviewing Karen Parker’s book “A Practical Guide to Performance Appraisals,” which is about performance appraisals for veterinary practice employees.