By Carol Hurst, LVT, CVPM, CVJ
There are many problems in veterinary medicine today. I believe that our Uncharted group has the solution to a lot of those problems. I feel very strongly that as highly skilled professionals, we have an obligation to give back to our profession any way that we can. This service can take many forms: mentorship, starting or joining a local manager group, joining your local VMA, volunteering your time with pet related events, or educating clients outside of your practice setting. This video is my challenge, my call to action to get out there and make a difference!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The relentless pursuit of growth is what inspires Carol. She has been in the veterinary industry since 2005 when she graduated tech school and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician. A fascination with animal medicine was only the beginning. Even more than helping furred and feathered friends, she found that she enjoyed being able to affect the positive change within her clinic that having a leadership role afforded her. She’s been managing for nine years. An interest in using her skills to improve the veterinary industry has led her to volunteer her time. She currently writes articles to help educate bird owners through the National Association of Avian Veterinarians, she served as the Newsletter Editor for her state Veterinary Technician Association, she writes articles for her state’s veterinary association’s website dedicated to educating pet owners and she’s also written numerous management related articles. Through her quality education materials she gained the designation as a Certified Veterinary Journalist in December of 2016. After many years of study, she gained the designation as a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in November of 2016. Her proudest accomplishment to date is the work that she’s performed for her local management group. She has been a member since 2010 and currently serves as the Vice-President, playing an integral part in forming the Board that has helped empower managers to reach their full potential. It was from the enrichment gained through helping other managers that ignited her own spark and started her own journey, as she partnered with Amy Kelley, CVPM, to form Blue Flame Veterinary Consulting in December of 2016.