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services

Emotional Intelligence & Social Competency Development:

StoneVPM will facilitate emotional and social competency development using the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI).

 

Leadership Development:

StoneVPM will facilitate leadership development with veterinary practice leaders and teams. This work also includes developing communication skills and self-awareness.

 

Lecture Services:

StoneVPM has a variety of relevant Veterinary Practice lectures to present to any size Practice team or veterinary industry organization.

 

Customized Session:

StoneVPM will visit with you and discuss any issue you may have with your Practice. A plan will be developed as well as a step-by-step plan to help you realize your Practice goals. These are customized sessions and not included in other StoneVPM services.

 

Phone Consultation:

StoneVPM is ready to help with the many Practice issues that may arise. We will collect the facts and provide a game plan in order for the Practice to realize effective results.

 

Email Consultation:

StoneVPM is ready to receive your concerns via the Internet. You will provide the facts and StoneVPM will respond with an effective game plan in order to achieve the best outcome.

 

Strategic Development:

StoneVPM will facilitate strategic planning sessions to identify the current Practice state and the future Practice state; where is the Practice now and where is the Practice going? This planning may include Practice owners and managers or the entire Practice team. This is typically a two day session.
Team Building Session: StoneVPM will visit your Practice and engage your team in a powerful work session in order to develop team buy-in. This session focuses on helping your team help you meet or exceed Practice goals. This may be recorded on video so you may replay to the team.

 

One Day Practice Audit:

StoneVPM will visit your Practice to collect information from critical areas of your Practice and team. A recommended plan will be developed in order to help realize improvement and achieve practice goals. This is an overview and less comprehensive than the Two or Three Day

Practice Audits. This will serve as an overview for the Practice owner.

 

Two Day Practice Audit:

StoneVPM will collect information from critical areas of your Practice as well as your team. A step-by-step plan will be developed in order to help realize improvement and achieve Practice goals. This will provide a comprehensive overview and specifically serves Practices that employ less than twenty employees.

 

Three Day Practice Audit:

StoneVPM will collect information from critical areas of your Practice as well as your team. A step-by-step plan will be developed in order to help realize improvement and achieve Practice goals. This will provide a comprehensive overview and specifically serves Practices

that employ more than twenty employees.

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StoneVPM Philosophy

Our mission is to help identify goals of the practice and provide tools to help those goals become reality. We will provide work that will make a difference and create solutions developed together.

 

Team Profiles

Deborah A. Stone, MBA, PhD, CVPM, CEO

Deborah Stone owns and operates Stone Veterinary Practice Management (StoneVPM) based in Austin, Texas. She has been involved with veterinary practice management for more than twenty-five years and has experience in specialty, emergency and general practice management. She also brings several years of experience from the hospitality industry to the veterinary industry in order to provide fresh and creative solutions.

Deborah’s presentations are energetic and highly interactive in order to encourage team buy-in and to help support the implementation of developed practice solutions. Her strategy is to encourage team participation in order to make a positive impact in practice processes.
Deborah believes the most effective way to make positive change is by developing solutions together.

She received her MBA at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas and earned her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager accreditation from the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association. Deborah completed her PhD in Organizational Leadership.

She has served as the Senior Veterinary Practice Analyst for Brief Media’s Veterinary Team Brief and currently serves on NAVC’s Editorial Advisory Board for Professional Development and Practice Management for Today’s Veterinary Technician. Deborah is a national speaker, founder of Austin City Unlimited Veterinary Management Symposium, and published author of practice management articles.

Deborah enjoys spending time with her family and performing with her bands, the LaxaTones and  No-Lo Prophets.

deb@stonevpm.com

 

Andy Jonardi, IT Administrator

Andrew Jonardi provides IT services for StoneVPM. He is the founder of Pet-IT, a Central Texas Information Technology Consulting Business specializing on the unique computer and networking infrastructure needs of Veterinary Practices and Hospitals.  He has been serving AAHA and TVMA accredited Veterinary Hospitals for more than 10 years and has experience working with the leading practice management software systems and has worked with small practices with as few as two computers up to large, multi-location hospitals.  Prior to starting Pet-IT, he worked for several Austin high tech companies including Dell, AMD, Ross Technology, and Motorola.  In 1984, he received his Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

www.Pet-it.net

 

Russ Smith, Media Artist, Web Designer and Creative Visionary

Russ provides a creative vision to StoneVPM.  After studies in Molecular Biology he received a degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He brings years of experience in medicine and technology as well as art. Russ uses the right blend of head and heart when he artfully develops websites, video and other multimedia support. He is open and willing to try just about anything and then share it with the wild and wonderful world of the internet in order to pull us all together and provide tools for efficiency and fun.

In addition to working with the StoneVPM team, Russ owns and operates chocolatemedia.com.
www.chocolatemedia.com

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