About the Author
Creative Disruption columnist Dr. Bob Lester is the chief medical officer at WellHaven Pet Health, a former practice owner and a founding member of Banfield Pet Hospital and the Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is president of the North American Veterinary Community and serves on the boards of Pet Peace of Mind, WellHaven Pet Health and the Lincoln Memorial veterinary college.
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Government/RegulationsThe veterinary profession would evolve faster, for the betterment of all, if one segment were more open to change.
Innovation/TechnologyThe future of veterinary medicine is no game of hide-and-seek. Our profession has the chance to take an active role in shaping what pet care looks like in the years to come.
Veterinary EducationLook no further than Lincoln Memorial for a shining example of new ways to educate the next generation of veterinarians.
Veterinary EducationAt some colleges, a newer approach to teaching and learning leaves new veterinarians well-prepared for their first day on the job.
Veterinary EducationOur profession desperately needs more credentialed veterinary technicians. Human medicine stands as a shining example of progress.
Human ResourcesExplore 15 ways to support your employees personally and professionally and keep them at your practice longer.
Tweaking to-do and don’t-do lists and supporting better ways to practice can help us leave at a decent hour.
Knowing that only fools predict the future and knowing further that I qualify as a fool — my kids regularly remind me — I’ll take a stab at 10 veterinary profession trends to watch.
Can we still practice like James Herriot and offer all things to all people?