Understanding your millennial team members

December 17, 2019

Here's what you need to know about managing millennials at your veterinary practice.

Managing 20-year-old veterinary team members is totally different from managing 40-year-olds and 50-year-olds, says Fetch dvm360 conference speaker Sarah Wooten, DVM, CVJ.

Dr. Wooten told dvm360 during the San Diego conference that while people of her generation (X) don't tend to complain and just get the job done and work hard for their paycheck, millennial veterinary professionals (and the generations coming behind them) want more than money - they want to make real impact.

“I've had [millennials] tell me, 'It's not so much about the paycheck, I want to feel like I'm working somewhere where I'm doing something that matters,'” said Dr. Wooten.

In this video, Dr. Wooten explains the millennial mindset when it comes to careers. Take note, veterinary practice owners and managers: It's important to a build a company culture that millennials can get excited about. Take a look.