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3 Things I bet you didn't know about....Smooth Operating Vets

Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know @ Jun 17th 2021 - By Dr Jocelyn Birch Baker, Director, Practice Owner, Veterinarian & Mother
3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About

Smooth Operating Vets - helping you to create mother friendly practices that work!

1. They are the absolute experts at......

Smooth Operating Vets are the absolute experts at recruiting and retaining vets. High Street Veterinary Surgery is our success story where we have applied, and continue to use, the same processes and systems that will work for your veterinary practice. We can show you how to work with the Veterinary Women in your team who have taken time out of the profession, so they are happy to return to your clinic, full of experience and enthusiasm.  

High Street Veterinary Surgery has a team of 19, 18 of whom are female, most have children and only 4 are full time. This thriving veterinary practice provides a fantastic case study that demonstrate how the successful implementation of flexible working conditions can and should be done. 

The undeniable fact is that women now make up 80% of veterinary graduates, so practices need to restructure to accommodate a unique career plan.

The team at Smooth Operating Vets can not only work with you to achieve this but can help you to recruit vets too. 

2. The one thing that makes them different from their competitors is....

The one thing that makes Smooth Operating Vets different from their competitors is how closely they work with a thriving, profitable practice. This allows them to test, trial and perfect ideas and procedures and then see them working successfully in practice every day.  

Smooth Operating Vets founder, Dr Jocelyn Birch Baker has experienced many areas of the vet profession throughout her career, from locum work to IVF in cattle to mixed and small animal clinics and has also held positions on national and state boards and committees. She has also taken time out from her career to raise children.

As the Practice Owner of High Street Veterinary Surgery, Jocelyn has hands-on, day-to-day experience in today’s veterinary marketplace. She understands the complexities of running a profitable practice, whilst still having a great lifestyle not only for herself, but for every member of her team as well. 

3. They can make your life easier by....

Smooth Operating Vets can make your life easier by working with you to recruit experienced and dedicated vets who will add value to your practice within weeks. They can show you how to develop flexibility in your practice and find vets that will take the pressure off you as a practice owner or manager.  

Smooth Operating Vets works with veterinary business owners who are struggling to recruit and retain great veterinarians. We work with you to ensure that you have a veterinary business that is fully staffed and has a great culture in which owners and team members are achieving their lifestyle, personal, business, and financial goals by providing pathways for Mum Vets to return to, or join, your practice.  


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