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The Corporate Squeeze: How Corporate Consolidation is Disenfranchising Associate Veterinarians and Fueling Startups

Dec 31, 2019

Anthony Mahan, Esq., MBA

In case you have been hiding under a rock the last few years, corporate consolidators have thrown piles of cash at acquiring veterinary practices throughout the U.S., which has resulted in lucrative practice purchases at astonishing valuation multiples. The corporate feeding frenzy is directed at multi-doctor practices with large client bases, healthy financials, geographic locations in greater metropolitan areas, and owners with short-term retirement goals (hereinafter the “Key Practices”). The general consensus is that these Key Practices...

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From the VetPartners Experts: 7 Ways to Keep Candidates Engaged During the Hiring Process

Oct 8, 2019
Human Resources, Practice Management
Stacy Pursell, CPS, CERS

There are many assumptions that a veterinary employer should not make in regards to hiring. One of those assumptions is that a candidate is going to stay in the hiring process all the way until the en...

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From the VetPartners Experts: Listening with Empathy

Sep 27, 2019
communication, Human Resources, Practice Management
Carolyn Shadle

Can communication skills be learned?  I had a woman in a class I once taught on the subject of listening and dialogue who said, “It’s just not me! I’m a yeller. I can’t imagine saying nothing...

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From the VetPartners Experts: Leadership Lessons Learned on the Inca Trail

Sep 18, 2019
communication, Self-care
Wendy Hauser, DVM

In late May 2019 my family and I hiked the terminal 27 miles of the Inca Trail, ending in Macchu Pichu. As a child, I heard vivid stories of Peru from my father, who grew up in the mountains outside o...

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2019 VetPartners Mid-Year Meeting in Review

Aug 29, 2019
communication, Industry Involvement, VetPartners Meetings
Sarah Rumple

The VetPartners 2019 Mid-Year Meeting is officially in the books, and this one will go down as a doozy (in more ways than one!). The 2019 VetPartners Mid-Year Meeting by the numbers I know what you...

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