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As a veterinarian who has been in the profession for 40 years and have owned several practices and now act as a consultant on practice management, this is the most comprehensive treatise on veterinarian practice management that I have ever read. I feel that it should be required reading for every practice owner (associates too) and Hospital Managers (and most employees for that matter). The book covers a lot of ground, in an organized, easy to read format. Most veterinarians do not have a business background, this book will help you get to the top of the class to help improve your everyday practice life and more importantly your bottom line. It will be required reading for the people I consult with, and my only regret is that I didn’t have the book when I bought my first practice

Dr. Terry Clekis 
Veterinary Management Group Facilitator

I purchased over 20 books for my veterinary team members that are in Leadership positions or wanting to explore Leadership positions in our veterinary hospitals.

Also, I gave this as a Graduation Gift to my niece who is a brand new veterinarian! This book is easy to read, has practical current information which our teams finds helpful. I highly recommend this book to you if you want a fresh look at what Veterinary Leadership looks like and incorporate these good ideas into your team. This book fits our core value of continuous self-improvement at Tampa Veterinary Hospital and Highland Pet Hospital.

Dr. Melissa Webster
Owner Tampa Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Donnelly’s very well-written book is a must-have, go-to resource to find solutions for common challenges. You’ll find clear answers to your most frequent questions and learn how to avoid common pitfalls. The book is comprehensive and full of practical information. This book is for anyone and everyone who has anything to do with the business of veterinary medicine.

Fritz Wood
Owner H. F. Wood Consulting

Dr. Donnelly was instrumental in improving communication between our staff members and management, and she helped me to grow as a manager and a leader of my business. 

We reached out to Dr. Donnelly when we were having trouble with employee engagement, staff feeling unappreciated, and general problems with communication between management and staff. She assisted us in all of these areas and more. She helped me identify areas where my management needs improvement and to build the skills necessary to become a better team leader. Dr. Donnelly helped us with several areas of HR including job descriptions, training, management structure, and reviews. She facilitated the selection and hiring of a qualified Practice Manager and gave us a structured program to follow to transition her into the position and develop her skills further.  

Dr. Donnelly has been wonderful to work with. The staff found her both easy to talk to and appreciated her expertise and knowledge base. Her follow through is timely, personal, and detailed. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Donnelly.

Dr. Greg Lorenz
Owner, Animal Hospital of Waynesboro

Leading and Managing Veterinary Teams is a must-have reference for every veterinary professional from students to seasoned managers and practice owners. Amanda provides a detailed description of how to manage today’s challenges in veterinary medicine including communication, culture, diversity, and HR performance. It contains strategies and specific action steps you and your team can start today. It is like having an MBA in your pocket.

Sam Romano, DVM, MBA, ACC
Veterinary Instructor, CVMBS, Colorado State University

By tapping into her personal and professional experiences, Dr. Donnelly has put together a useful and practical guide to creating a successful veterinary practice. With a focus on leadership and management, the book provides not only details on how to lead a team but checklists and other resources that can be personalized and integrated into your daily operations. The sections on practice operations and business management give you a road map to follow for a truly profitable business. Overall, the focus on building and RETAINING a strong, unified team found in this book is a must have during a period when finding and hiring is truly challenging. Consider this a must read for all owners, managers, and future owners and managers.

Peter Weinstein
DVM, MBA, PAW Consulting

I had the pleasure of hearing you speak at the AVMA convention. You are certainly a knowledgeable and skilled speaker. Your talk on empowering your team really hit home. You manage your time well while you talk and always gave a summary that told the “what” and the “why” very concisely. I picked up many tips about how I can manage my staff meetings better!

Laura Redenbaugh
Office manager

Dr. Donnelly really helped us get organized so we are no longer flying by the seat of our pants.  We now have a much better idea of where we have come from and where we are going – and more importantly – how to get there.

We have become more goal oriented- this may seem obvious and simple, but many practices are good enough to get by – but not good enough to get better.  I am very thankful to Dr. Donnelly for making the obvious (goal) part of everyday life.  Of even greater importance is the fact that the entire staff has started to share in this same goal.”

Dr. Stuart Gluckman
Mendon Village Animal Hospital

I would strongly encourage anyone who wants to take their practice to the next level to consider Dr. Amanda Donnelly to equip them to do just that.  She has been an invaluable asset to me, my team members and my practice over the last few years of working with ALD Veterinary Consulting.   I can not imagine making an important decision about my practice with out seeking out her advice and wisdom.  I feel comfortable saying my practice would not be where it is today with out Amanda’s help!

Dr. Rebecca Tudor
Diplomate, ACVS, Owner Tarheel Veterinary Surgical Specialists

We were impressed with how Dr. Donnelly catered the event to match our needs and challenges. Her approach is very down to earth, she is accessible and we loved how she treated us like colleagues rather than students.
Dr. Donnelly has a tremendous breadth of knowledge and candor both of which were greatly appreciated.  She knows a lot about a lot of topics and that worldliness makes her a tremendous resource to handle a wide variety of challenges.  We liked how many different vantage points she had from within the clinic and how her expertise was not too myopic. 

She coaches and teaches in a very comforting and partnering way.  This makes everyone more receptive to actually embracing and implementing her coaching.

Bret Canfield
Elanco Companion Animal Health

Praise for Dr. Donnelly’s Presentations