Veterinarian Jim Gill's Practice Achieves Consistent Growth with Sterling Consulting Program
Dr. Jim Gill, owner and founder of Wilkinson Animal Hospital in Gastonia, N.C., announced today that his practice reached highest-ever volumes of production and collections in 2013 as the result of a customized consulting program from Sterling, a practice management company in Glendale, CA.
"When I first opened my own practice, nothing could have prepared me for the overwhelming amount of work ahead of me," says Gill. "I had to perform too many duties myself. Although I had big aspirations for the practice, the reality was seven days a week, long hours, high stress and little time for my family."
After attending a Sterling workshop, Gill signed up as a client and took the company's training courses and received personalized consulting. Through the program, he learned how to be an executive which, he learned, is a very different role than being a veterinarian.
"I used to shy away from giving directions to my staff or correcting their mistakes," continues Gill. "They were willing but they were also untrained. So, I would just do their work myself which was a mistake. I have since learned how to be a competent executive which enabled me to be a better, practicing veterinarian."
Gill was additionally able to fulfill his dream of building a state-of-the-art facility for his patients which has contributed to his practice becoming the leading veterinary facility in its region.
"The biggest benefit of all is that I have a life again," adds Gill. "I am able to work less days, shorter hours and take four to six weeks of vacation every year while my associates and staff do a top-notch job of running the practice for me."
Sterling is a consulting firm which provides customized management consulting and training to veterinarians to help them achieve a better practice for a better life. In business for over three decades, Sterling has twice appeared on Inc. Magazine's list of the 500 fastest-growing privately-held U.S. companies and has received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. To date, the company has delivered management seminars to over 175,000 professionals and their staff and more than 70,000 training courses to clients and their staff. Sterling's courses cover all key aspects of having a successful practice including the essentials of practice management, executive basics, management by statistics and formulas for business success. Sterling consultants have delivered over one million hours of consulting, coaching and training. As a result, Sterling clients have seen their revenues and productivity rise to unprecedented levels. For more information on Sterling's training and consulting services, visit www.SterlingDVM.com.