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

June 30, 2022

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 …

The Psychologically Safe Co-Worker: Teamwork, Not Silos

May 31, 2022

Coral has appreciated the opportunity to consult various workplaces looking for a new way of looking at mistakes. She has discovered a continuous improvement mindset has built up her resilience and helped her to be better able to overcome problems and use them to improve her approaches to workplace improvement, communication, and project management. Coral Doherty, RVT Certified Psychological Health …

Stepping Away From Practice Ownership: Three Things to Keep in Mind

April 27, 2022

Dr. Saye Clement was the co-owner for over 18 years of a 7,577 sq. ft. practice, Carling Animal Hospital, located in Ottawa, ON. In addition to being a practicing DVM, she often lectures about practice management and sits as an advisor on several veterinary councils. In September 2021, she and her co-owner made the decision to partner with VetStrategy. Dr. …

Parasite Season

April 13, 2022

Days are longer, spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. With the COVID-19 pandemic making everything more complex, this usually busy season for clinics and hospitals poses even more challenges to animal health professionals and practice owners. From preparing your team to improving communication with clients, Senani Ratnayake, Director of Learning and Engagement at Vet Alliance/GlobalVet, answers …

How to Approach the Nutrition Conversation With Your Clients

March 15, 2022

Nutrition can be a touchy subject for some pet parents, as it has ties into something emotional – their pet! We know that good nutrition can increase the health and longevity of pets so how can we overcome the barriers that may stop us from having this important conversation? In this article Robin Saar RVT, VTS (Nutrition), Nutrition Education and …

Happiness at Work

March 11, 2022

Coral has appreciated the opportunity to consult various workplaces looking for a new way of looking at mistakes. She has discovered a continuous improvement mindset has built up her resilience and helped her to be better able to overcome problems and use them to improve her approaches to workplace improvement, communication, and project management. She has developed a Continuous Improvement …

Making Mental Health a Priority

January 25, 2022

Mental health affects many, including veterinary professionals Wednesday, January 26, 2022 marks the 12th annual #BellLetsTalk Day campaign. This year’s theme is “Supporting ourselves and each other”. 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 …

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, …