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January 18, 2023 43 min
Scott Burton MBA, CVPM joins Dr. Andy Roark to discuss the economics and emotions of workplace culture. They talk about the impact of culture on veterinary teams, veterinary clients and even in discussing cost of veterinary care. This episode is made possible ad-free by CareCredit! LINKS: Strategy as Practice: Organizational Culture and Leadership: An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization: CareCredit: Links to are affiliate links and help support the show. (They're also much smaller than normal links and easier to copy when typing up show notes!) ABOUT OUR GUEST: Scott Burton is the Hospital Administrator of Southern Regional Veterinary Specialists and Southern Regional Veterinary Emergency Services. Scott also prides himself on being a scholar-practitioner as he currently works on completing his doctorate in executive leadership. The fourteen years of administration experience combined with his formal education (BA in Bible and Theology, MBA in human resources, CVPM certification, and Doctoral work/dissertation research) give Scott a unique perspective that will continue to be an asset to those around him. Before his time in veterinary medicine, Scott had extensive exposure to the financial sector as the Assistant Vice-President of a community bank. He served as the IT security officer and was in charge of consumer construction lending. His leadership skills were also recognized while he served as a personal banker with Bank of America and was recognized for his sales and leadership capacity. Scott transitioned into veterinary medicine primarily due to his wife’s experience as a licensed veterinary technician. As a hospital administrator, Scott learned about the complex ecosystem in the veterinary hospital and the delicate balance required to generate interdependent relationships. The development of this ecosystem perspective has guided him through his doctoral research and continues to function as an illustration of cultural continuity. Scott’s leadership model focuses on the inner nature of the individuals within the organization. His passion for creating a positive culture is more than “Friday Pizza” and involves an in-depth analysis of the emotional intelligence and vertical development of those he leads. Scott is married to his best friend of almost twenty years (married 16) and has four beautiful children (all under 9). We enjoy campfires, smores, and hotdogs while we play soccer or bocce ball in the backyard. We also have two Greyhounds and one German Short-Hair Pointer.
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