“Work Together” is our first core value at SVP. We work closely in cross-functional teams to accomplish common goals – whether it’s the care of a pet, the acquisition or launch of a new hospital, or the creation and roll out of a new capability that supports our field teams. We are goal- and delivery- oriented, with a high level of “get stuff done” valued among all of our teams. We respect each others’ expertise and skills, and highly value collaboration as we are focused on delivering results.
“Grow” is also a core value – Collectively as a company, as teams within departments, and as individuals, we are always growing our skills, capabilities, knowledge, as fast, or faster, than we are growing our footprint across the country. We are also growing with a significant focus upon scalability, sustainability, and data-driven decision making. However, none of that works without the amazing teammates at the heart of this company. We hire, engage, and retain the best in the industry (and have the best DVM retention rate in the industry) by empowering people to use their expertise to own their roles, their career, and their success.
We work in a relatively flat environment. While we all have leadership, and work in functional teams, every person in this company is empowered to reach out to teammates at any level with thoughts, concerns, and ideas. Our C-suite (we call them the Senior Leadership Team) is accessible and available to virtually anyone in the company who needs to speak with them. We equally value how we get things done, as well as the results we deliver, and there is less focus on “who gets credit” than on what we accomplish together.
We invest in teammate skills, knowledge, and training through programs across the entire company.
For new DVMs, all first-year DVMs take part in our 12 month Mentorship program, where they are provided with two mentors and a structured 12 month education program that they complete with a cohort.
We provide a Leadership Academy, where our experienced Veterinarians learn leadership skills they may not have been exposed to in Veterinary school.
We offer Hospital Manager and DVM Foundations training for those joining SVP as new teammates, as well as Veterinary Clinical Education (Dental, Anesthesiology, Oncology, and more) and surgical training programs to enhance skills, where most Veterinarians are not formally trained when they graduate as a new DVM.
We have a program called Vet Tech Vision, which pays for our Veterinary Assistants to get the education and certification needed to advance their career while providing a community to support them in this accomplishment.
We host continuing education events, and bring in speakers to enhance the skills and knowledge of teammates across SVP.
And, we promote from within, regardless of whether a teammate has followed a traditional educational path, or has shown promise through hands-on and on-the-job experience.
We live our core WAG values (Work Together. Amaze. Grow.) every day. Working together, amazing each other, and growing together are critical to the success of every single person on this team, and our success as a company. We work hard, we play hard, and we always recognize that our purpose is to enable and empower those who work on the front lines of animal care and animal health to do their best work, providing personalized care with exceptional hospitality. We are Amazing Together.
We provide teammates with industry-leading benefits, educational, career growth, and continuing education programs (detailed more above). Our home office team is provided with many perks you would see in a technology startup – because we expect a lot out of this team, and provide these perks knowing that those who dedicate their efforts to lifting others sometimes benefit from a little extra support.
Dr. Jay Price is the only General Practice Veterinarian leading a company like ours in the nation. As a founder, and the CEO of SVP, having taken the company through rounds of investment, he chooses to stay and invest his time and energy both due to his love of, and dedication to, Veterinary medicine and its practitioners, and his desire to create a broad and lasting positive impact for those who have invested their time and efforts as SVP teammates. He embodies WAG values, and emphasizes and rewards them across the company. He will give up his chair to make sure everyone has a seat at the table, and prefers to shine a light on others’ accomplishments rather than his own. He never backs down from a challenge, and always supports teammates going through challenges of their own.
We support our teammates with health, dental, vision, critical illness, life, accident, hospital indemnity, long and short term disability insurance. We provide paid time off, including industry-leading TruePTO for DVMs (with no production make-up). We provide DVM maternity leave, and support programs for those teammates who are caring for elderly, going through life events like divorce, birth of a child, moving to a new community, buying or selling a home. We provide mental health counseling to support teammates through difficult life events, as well as a hefty 401k match, and support with retirement planning. We provide significant support for career growth and education (see above!), and through all this, focus on living our WAG values in how we work together and collaborate every day.
Work Together. Amaze. Grow. These aren’t just words in our corporate motto – they’re the WAG values we live by. We are approachable, ambitious animal lovers on a mission to provide the best quality of care to pets by empowering the practitioners we support every day. Established in 2014, we have more than 380 locations that provide the hishest quality personalized care, with exceptional hospitality for clients and their pets. We provide a support network for the business side of animal care and medicine, and trust our practitioners and professionals to care for their communities, clients, and their pets based upon their unique, local, community-focused standards of care.
2204 Lakeshore Dr, Suite 325, Homewood, AL 35209
Animal Health Care
Jay Price, DVM
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