Brian Conrad, CVPM, has been the practice manager for Meadow Hills Veterinary Center in Kennewick, Wash., since 1999. During his tenure at Meadow Hills, the clinic has been named Veterinary Economics Hospital of the Year in 2001 and the 2004 Mid-Columbia Small Business of the Year. Conrad is a frequent lecturer for the CVC conventions and a contributor to Veterinary Economics and Firstline magazines. He was recently appointed to the board of directors for the Veterinary Hospital Management Association.
He's a highly skilled practice manager, but that doesn't mean he doesn't make mistakes. In this case, Brian Conrad, CVPM, president of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, admits he recently fell down on the job when it comes to team communication.