In this cutting-edge text, Thomas Catanzaro brings his considerable experience and training to bear on management in the veterinary profession. He discusses changes emerging in the twenty-first century veterinary medical practice and the alterations they demand in management style and practice organization. Besides the techniques and concepts for developing new programs and procedures, Dr. Catanzaro provides real-life applications for immediate use by veterinary practitioners around the world. Veterinary Management in Transition specifically addresses the following areas:
* Are you and your practice ready for change?;
* What is governance?;
* Why is it needed?;
* How does it work?;
* In group practices, how can the leadership role be shared?;
* What issues do you need to consider when hiring a group administrator, and how do you train him or her?;
* How can the transition from traditional, single-doctor forms of management to new, more effective forms be made?
A self-assessment at the end of each chapter helps readers understand their own strengths and weaknesses. Generous appendixes offer stand-alone reviews of the concepts presented in the text as well as model administrative action plans for staff development and change management.