Apr 11, 2017 by Edward L. Blach, DVM, MS, MBA
Mentorship is crucial to the development of young talent. Every practice depends on its ability to attract and retain talent, and especially being able to develop young talent. Without this, the practice is at risk.
In addition, most successful veterinarians benefited from mentors in their past, and the future of the veterinary profession relies on experienced veterinarians providing guidance and opportunities to younger veterinarians to ensure their success. The most successful practices over time have an advantage over their peers. They have developed a culture that successfully develops young talent and then provides opportunities to help them get started, grow in their abilities, grow their client base, and learn about successful business practices.
Establish a formal mentorship program in your practice. It will serve your practice well, and it will serve the industry as well.