Get to know our practice manager winner for the 2022 Veterinary Heroes™ Awards
McGlasson grew up on a farm and has always had a love for animals from a young age, which only grew as he got older and learned more from his father, who was a farmer and science teacher. After accompanying his parents to the veterinarian, his interest in the field sparked and he started to volunteer at a veterinary clinic, solidifying his choice of entering the profession.
McGlasson has accomplished a lot during his career, serving as the chief medical officer for the 4 hospitals within Noah’s Ark Animal Clinics, and has a tremendous social media following to help inspire and ignite a passion in others for veterinary medicine.
“When I look back, I’m most proud of the fact that I’ve stuck with [veterinary medicine], and I’ve seen a lot of people leave the profession. I’ve been intentional about trying to grow my team and get better every year. I think of myself like a servant leader to all the [individuals] on my staff, so I wake up every morning with a feeling that I owe it to them to give my best. I’m probably the proudest that I’ve just stuck with it for this long and tried to make a positive change in the profession,” McGlasson said in an interview with dvm360®.
McGlasson also expressed gratitude for those who nominated him, although he disclosed to dvm360® that the title of hero makes him feel awkward, as all he is doing is trying to make the veterinary community a better place, 1 kitten video at a time.
Learn more about how Matthew McGlasson became a practice manager in this video interview from the Veterinary Heroes™ gala during the Fetch dvm360® conference in Kansas City.