Scarborough Veterinary Consulting
1252 Heritage Drive, Villa Rica, GA 30180
You know the moment when the light bulb goes off for you? That moment when you learn something
new and a wave of confidence and excitement washes over you? Seeing previous students or team members experience that moment is another inspiration for my why. My desire is for everyone in this field to have the knowledge and confidence to do their jobs well, and I want them to be proud of their contributions to their patients’ health and well-being.
If you’re familiar with TED Talks, you’ve probably seen Simon Sinek’s, How Great Leaders Inspire Action”. It’s one of the most popular talks with over 28 million views. For those of you who haven’t seen it, you can check it out here.
Simon’s goal is to “help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work”. He is “leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them”. Being a part of his movement, I want to share his message with the veterinary profession so you can tap into your “why” in order to have a greater impact on your teams, patients, and clients.
My “why” is to help develop leaders, improve patient care, and strengthen the bond between the veterinary care team and pet parents. I want our teams to have confidence in their work, be proud of their contributions, and have the opportunity to work within a healthy culture. The end result is that patients receive consistent, high-quality care and a stronger relationship with clients is fostered.
The last inspiration for my “why” involves my dad, Bill McRee. He was an amazing role model, taught me so many lessons about life, and was one of my biggest cheerleaders. He had so much faith and confidence in me, and he inspired me to do something bigger. During one of our last conversations before he passed away, I thanked him for being the man he was, for being so kind and helpful to people, and for loving my mom and me the way he did. He didn’t think any of that was a big deal but his simple response said it all. “I always try to do things a little differently and better each time.”
That’s what I want to pass on to you. Don’t be afraid to be different or to challenge the status quo. Keep your eyes open for things that can and should be improved. Focus on your passion and together with your team, do things a little differently and better each time.
Meet Wolfgang, my best dog ever! I adopted him from clients who couldn’t afford surgery to repair his broken leg. Wolfie moved all over the country with me and was an amazing companion and quite the adventurer. He interacted with children at school presentations on pet care, flew across the country on an airplane, camped in the mountains of Utah, and even tried to strike up a couple of friendships with a skunk and a porcupine, both on the same day.
Unfortunately, Wolfie passed away after being diagnosed with cancer, but his love and companionship will be with me forever. He’s an inspiration for my why because I want all pet parents to have the same sort of bond with their pets that I had with Wolfie. I want pet parents to have the same access to outstanding medical care that he had, and I want all pets to experience the same sort of love and friendship that Wolfie experienced.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.