Articles by Shawn McVey, MA, MSW - dvm360
Articles by Shawn McVey, MA, MSW

Can veterinary clinics compete with shelters?

Mar 12, 2014

Adapt and survive market segmentation by the consumer.

The most common veterinary management challenge

May 16, 2013

Clarity in the clinic is crucial.

Put pounds on your veterinary practice—in a good way

Apr 1, 2013

Create a fit, toned hospital that won't run out of steam before you reach your goal. Use advice from "The Biggest Gainer" coaches and participants to shape up the financial health of your practice and reach your best in fiscal fitness.

Live from CVC San Diego: Give your veterinary clinic a competency audit

Dec 6, 2012

Shawn McVey challenges Veterinary Economics Managers' Retreat attendees to take a look at themselves.

Dress like the veterinarian's peer

Nov 16, 2012

Your clothes are talking for you at the veterinary clinic. Find out what they're saying.

Why you could use a makeover

Nov 16, 2012

Find out how a professional makeover could better your veterinary career.

3 tips to surviving in a family-owned veterinary practice

Jun 8, 2012

Somebody else's mom or dad, husband or wife, or son or daughter. It?s easy to feel on the outside when you have a front-row seat to personal relationships in the veterinary workplace. Use this advice from Firstline board member Shawn McVey to navigate tricky waters with style.

Veterinarians: Tune up your emotional gears

Jun 1, 2012

Are you just painfully grinding through your days? It's time to put your clinical knowledge aside and start retooling your brain for a new kind of intelligence that can help—the emotional kind.

Be a role model at your veterinary clinic—even on a bad day

May 17, 2012

Cool heads and cognitive solutions prevail.

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