Archive for May 22nd, 2013

VA">Centreville, VA

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

I have now been an asso­ciate at Car­ing Hands Ani­mal Hos­pi­tal for two years. It has been two years at the Ash­burn office, one year at the Alexan­dria office, and now I have started at the Cen­tre­ville office. Cen­tre­ville is about 30 min­utes west of DC with­out traf­fic (90 to 120 min­utes with traf­fic) and 25 min­utes south of Ash­burn. It has been such an inter­est­ing expe­ri­ence work­ing at three dif­fer­ent clin­ics in the same practice. Even though the clin­ics are all of dif­fer­ent ages and have dif­fer­ent geo­graphic loca­tions, they have more in com­mon than not.  All of the prac­tices share the same mis­sion state­ment, have sim­i­lar setup in pro­to­cols, patient care, com­puter sys­tems, equip­ment, and hos­pi­tal poli­cies. All three prac­tices have also been so wel­com­ing to the exotic patients and show gen­uine enthu­si­asm to learn and care more for these non-traditional com­pan­ion ani­mals. This has made the tran­si­tion to work­ing at the dif­fer­ent loca­tions so much eas­ier. Now I hope to see the growth in clien­telle at Cen­tre­ville that I have seen at the Ash­burn and Alexan­dria clinics.