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Mara Hyman

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Mara Hyman is a marketer seeking to bring unique and informative content to business leaders interested in educational opportunities for their employees. She aims to bridge relationships between educators and prospective partners to support workers looking to upskill and grow in their careers. She understands firsthand the value of online education, as she pursues a masters degree in Communication Management from the University of Southern California.

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Melissa Supernor delivering keynote.
Has the importance of employee upskilling changed as a result of the pandemic? What can managers do to position their veterinary staff for growth? We spoke with Melissa J. Supernor, LVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM), a long-time learning and development strategist and instructor, to learn about why she loves her work and what practices need to consider as they think about the long-term success of their business.
Veterinary worker with dog.
2020 saw a huge jump in new pet ownership, a trend that doesn’t appear to be slowing down as we head into 2021, and veterinary practices need to figure out how to meet the rising demand in new patients. One solution is for leaders to consider how they’re maximizing the skills of their team members. More leaders are recognizing that the best way to elevate their practice is by improving the skills of their current workforce, leading to a newfound commitment to education and training for staff.
Veterinary technicians treating a patient.
Acknowledging that the industry has largely prevailed in this turbulent period, it’s important to recognize improvements in the field and the tools that will be instrumental to any veterinary team’s success in 2021, large or small. How can practices capitalize on the current success they may be experiencing to ensure that it lasts when the future is unclear? Here are some of our predictions for the state of the veterinary industry in the upcoming year and beyond.
Training apprentice in manufacturing facility.
There is no question that the pandemic has resulted in a shift in thinking about how work is conducted. Workers now contemplate how to strategically drive their careers forward, or restart them, and employers reconsider how best to strengthen or retrain their workforce while so much remains unknown about the future and economic growth. As working from home has become a new normal for many, businesses in high demand industries are seeking skills training to better prepare their employees for long-term success. This is due in large part to the ease and cost of upskilling current employees as opposed to recruiting new ones.
Veterinary team with happy dog.
First-time pet ownership can be both exciting and daunting, not only for the owner, but also for the animal. Over the past few months pet ownership has grown, including increased pet adoption, and your practice’s new clients will understandably desire quality care for their animals and compete for your attention. With this in mind, as appointments from new owners increase, what are you doing to meet both their needs and the needs of their new furry friends?
Group of people sitting at table with laptops.
Since lines between our work and home lives have blurred more than ever before, it’s vital for employers to encourage as much balance as is possible for their employees’ physical and mental well-being. There are small yet effective steps that businesses can take, if they haven’t already, to help employees perform their best during this stressful time, while maintaining their sanity.

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