Improving Operational Efficiencies in Veterinary Practices

December 1, 2021

Time is a finite resource! Time is precious! Time is money! As part of a good practice management strategy, we should regularly review established protocols and processes and ensure we are improving our work flows. Here are three potential “high pay-off’ areas according to Heather Lowe AHT, MBA. Heather Lowe AHT, MBA  Is increasing the use of technology for client …

Is Resilience a Bad Word?

November 1, 2021

Some in the veterinary community think resilience is a bad word.  In their view it means “just suck it up and work harder.” Unfortunately, resilience may have become a buzzword. One more thing my tired and overwhelmed self must check off on my aspirational To Do List, like getting fit and eating less junk food. Dr. Darcy Shaw DVM, MVSc, …

RVT Appreciation Month!

October 5, 2021

At VetStrategy, we know that Registered Veterinary Technologists/Technicians (RVT) are an extremely important part of the animal healthcare team. Every day their agility to assume many different roles helps provide animals with the highest quality healthcare. RVTs work hard to earn their credentials and we wanted to show our appreciation for all they do. To celebrate National RVT Appreciation week, …

Protecting Mental Health in the Workplace with Dr. Amy Butler

September 5, 2021

This article discusses suicide and may be a possible trigger. If you require immediate help or are experiencing thoughts of suicide, please contact the Canada Suicide Prevention Service at 833-456-4566. In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, Amy Butler, Talent Acquisition Partner at VetStrategy discusses mental health in the veterinary industry and how she became an advocate for creating a …

How We Encourage Our Practices to Support Charitable Causes

June 2, 2021

Every year since 2013, hospitals across the VetStrategy network take part in National Cupcake Day. Practice team members bake and sell cupcakes to raise funds for their local SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), charities, and other animal welfare groups of their choice. As more and more wonderful clinics joined our network, the initiative has grown with …

By Your Side Even During Tough Times: A Practice Manager’s Perspective

November 19, 2020

In challenging times, having a partner like VetStrategy to rely on can be immensely beneficial for your practice. Candice Pacholuk, Practice Manager at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital in Courtenay, BC shared her perspective on how VetStrategy supported and continues to help her hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the interview with Candice now, ‘By your side even during tough times: …

Coming Together Through Challenging Times: Our COVID-19 Journey

October 7, 2020

Like other companies and industries around the world, COVID-19 has greatly impacted our organization. Working in the veterinary industry, we are fortunate to be surrounded on a daily basis by animals that bring joy to the lives of our clients. It also means that our hospital teams regularly deal with urgent medical cases, a roller coaster of emotions, and rough …

A spotlight on women in the veterinary industry

Veterinary medicine is one of the industries where women outnumber men. Today, there are almost 13,000 veterinarians in Canada and according to the most recent statistics released by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), 63% of them are female while 35% are male. While men dominated the industry in the early part of the last century, the gender shift really …

Mental health affects many, including veterinary professionals

Thursday, January 28, 2021 marks the 11th annual #BellLetsTalk Day campaign. This year’s theme is “When it comes to mental health, now more than ever, every action counts”. Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5 cents for every applicable text, call, tweet, or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view, and use of their …

Selling My Practice: My Experience Before, During and After the Sale

June 7, 2019

Early in my career, my goal was to sell a successful business that would allow financial stability for my retirement. Over the years however, I realized that the dynamics of veterinary medicine significantly changed – millennials have taught the older generation that mental and physical balance are equally important for a healthy lifestyle. As such, owning a business was no …