Ten Steps to Building a Successful Veterinary Practice

Ten Steps to Building a Successful Veterinary Practice

Wendy Sneddon


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This book is a down to earth, practical guide which provides ten simple steps for success for anyone responsible for recruiting a winning veterinary practice team: whether they are recruiting employees and building their team, or changing culture and creating a supportive environment where employees are engaged and motivated. It is ideal for small business owners who can't afford to employ any human resource support. Intensely practical, it delivers key facts for veterinary staff starting out in business. The book: · Details how you can attract, recruit and retain the right people for a winning team · Guides you on creating a well organised, supportive practice in which employees can flourish · Provides you with a basic introduction to building a strategy and improving your marketing campaigns · Covers the basics of sound financial planning and how to win clients and increase your revenues · Looks at how to manage common pitfalls With a wealth of practical templates and forms to use, this book adopts a straight-talking approach which will be welcomed by anyone starting their own veterinary practice.


Wendy Sneddon:
Wendy Sneddon, RVN, MSc, FInstLM is an Author, Business Coach and Veterinary Practice Manager with a strong work ethic and passionate about her role. With nearly 30 years of experience within the veterinary industry, she has built a great understanding of how veterinary practices should be run, and what it takes to build an engaged, motivated team. She qualified as a veterinary nurse technician and has worked in a whole range of roles: in practice, as a locum, as a lecturer and as a practitioner in industry. She has a wealth of experience in HR, Recruitment, Financial Management and Training, with an expertise in setting up HR systems and people management: from recruitment to exit. Also she enjoys mediation and conflict resolution - the more challenging the better! Wendy is a fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management and an associate member of the CIPD. She is on the editorial board of the Veterinary Nursing Times and provides industry articles and publications. As the Veterinary Profession evolves, the focus is increasingly on business. Balancing business priorities with integrity is one of the biggest challenges we face. Veterinary practice employees who want to increase their standing in practice, earn more money and have a better work life balance, first must value what they do themselves, demonstrate their abilities and continually update their skills, and practices must charge appropriately for their services. Wendy provides support to those practice owners who want success!