PAWCast | Veterinary Podcast | PAW Health Network

Inefficient or Short Staffed? Both. | PAWCast 65 | Veterinary Podcast

July 6, 2021

Watch on YouTube: 

The Washington Post recently released an article discussing the seven industries most desperate for workers. You can find that article here:  

This led Ben, Dr. Katie and Dr. Caroline into a discussion on whether or not the veterinary industry has problems more sourced in being short staffed or in being inefficient. If you have listened to the PAWCast in the past, you know that we are big believers in care provision models heavily focused on efficiency and availability, but we can also acknowledge that not everyone can perform veterinary medicine the way that we do at PAW Health Network.

So, to understand the issue of veterinary staff shortages more effectively, this episode is a deep dive into the reality of staffing, wages, benefits and the impact of COVID-19 on the veterinary community. All the referenced articles and reports are linked below.

What's your opinion? Are we actually short staffed or do you think the problems could be solved if we were more efficient in the way care is provided across the board? Let us know in the comments!

Like, Share and Subscribe!

Referenced Articles:
AVMA Report on The Market for Veterinary Service 2018: 
AVMA Report on Veterinarians 2017: 
AVMA Report on Veterinarians 2014: 
AVMA Report on Veterinarians 2007: 

PAW Health Resources: 
The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek: 
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do by Amy Morin: 
12 Rules For Life by Jordan B. Peterson: 
The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin: 
Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek: 
The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle: 
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink: 

The PAWCast is a semi-weekly veterinary podcast devoted to sharing the ideas of how to be a force of change in the veterinary profession. Those who will find this content helpful will be those who appreciate and wish to implement change for the better in their professional lives. These skills and techniques can be applied at any level of experience or influence, and are the things that have led PAW Health Network to over 250% growth in 3 years. Our industry needs help, and you are the force of change. Let us show you how.
Interested in working with the team at PAW Health Network? We are hiring at all positions in our company. If you would like to learn more, please visit for more information!

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App