About the Author
Carolyn has an insider’s perspective from more than 20 years in the veterinary profession as a CVT, practice manager, HR director, HR partner, and HR consultant. Carolyn’s deep understanding of veterinary team dynamics is the foundation for Starpath Consulting LLC, which provides veterinary-focused HR support. Carolyn is a Colorado native, and is grateful for the blue skies, Rocky Mountain views, and sunshine. She lives in southwest Denver with her family and 3 dogs. Carolyn is passionate about veterinary practice culture and empowering hospital teams. She offers résumé review and individual coaching services; see details at starpathconsulting.com.
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Practice Management"A practice manager’s job is not to make everyone happy. Your manager needs to set you up for success, but it is up to you to take on the opportunities and find your path."
Personal/Professional DevelopmentOnboarding is a crucial time to prepare you for successful integration into the hospital team, from new-hire paperwork and benefits to hospital policies and procedures.
Practice ManagementEmployee benefits create value beyond your salary compensation, but it’s important to know which selections are right for you.
Personal/Professional DevelopmentConversations about pay and benefits are never easy, but it’s important to feel confident in advocating for yourself and ensuring you are appropriately compensated for your contributions.
Personal/Professional DevelopmentMentors lend an ear or helping hand through the progression of your career, while your network of coworkers, friends, and family pushes you to keep reaching professionally and personally.
Personal/Professional DevelopmentAn interview is your opportunity to make a connection with the hospital staff, culture, and environment.
In presenting your résumé, aim to intrigue the manager with the depiction of you, the person, and not just you, the veterinary nurse.