We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Abhi Mane a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.
Abhi, thanks for taking the time to share your stories with us today We’re complete cheeseballs and so we love asking folks to share the most heartwarming moment from their career – do you have a touching moment you can share with us?
In the Spring of 2010, I met a 12 year-old black Labrador Retriever named Sam. He moved very slowly and could only take a few steps without taking a break when attempting to walk into the exam room. His owner came to me seeking relief for severe pain from degenerative joint disease. After being on numerous different medications for pain and inflammation without much relief, the pet owner was seeking alternatives. As Sam’s pain score was 5/5 even with the use of 3 different medications and laser therapy, I offered the pet owner a alternative option; Stem Cell Therapy/Regenerative Medicine. Sam was my very first case for Stem Cell harvesting and use in domestic pets. For me, this procedure was very exciting and I was very hopeful to find some relief for Sam. Seven days after undergoing a minor surgical procedure and injecting the Stem-Cells I harvested into four of the most painful joints on Sam, his owner was ecstatic and shared a video of his progress. As I watched the video with the his owner, tears of joy and relief come over me as I watched him running up and down the yard for the first time in over 5 years. I simply could not believe what I was seeing and the progress in only 1 week. As time went by, Sam was taken off all but one of his medications. He continued to have good mobility for the following months/years.
Great, appreciate you sharing that with us. Before we ask you to share more of your insights, can you take a moment to introduce yourself and how you got to where you are today to our readers
Growing up, I found comfort being around my dogs and cats. From a very young age, I enjoyed caring for them and helping every stray animal I came across. As a young adult I knew that I had a passion for pursing a career in medicine. Veterinary medicine was the perfect mix of my two favorite things in life; animals and medicine. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of North Texas and was fortunate to gain admission into a world-renown, top-notch Veterinary College in London, England. After training at the Royal Veterinary College in small and large animals, I moved back to the United States and accepted my very first job as a small animal veterinarian in Louisiana. It was here, that I learned a great deal about internal medicine, dermatology, soft tissue, orthopedic surgery, and building client relationships. Several years later, I moved back to the DFW area and began working in emergency medicine and surgery for the next few years before acquiring my first small animal veterinary hospital in 2017. I currently enjoy being able to practice top-notch veterinary care, alongside the most amazing staff and veterinarians at Cross Timbers Veterinary Center & Boarding Facility in McKinney, Texas. I focus on educating pet owners, customizing treatment plans for individual pets- based on their needs, and building relationships with pet owners.
Cross Timbers Veterinary Center & Boarding Facility is a full-service veterinary hospital providing exceptional patient care and a family-oriented staff. Our facility houses the latest technology and equipment to help our doctors quickly and efficiently help diagnose and treat your pets illnesses. We focus on educating pet owners about preventative care to help maintain a healthy lifestyle and promote a strong bond with your pets. We also have a large boarding facility which offers boarding services for all sizes of dogs and cats. Please visit our website for more information (www.crosstimbersveterinarycenter.com) or call our office to schedule an appointment (972-529-6999).
Training and knowledge matter of course, but beyond that what do you think matters most in terms of succeeding in your field?
The most important part of being a veterinarian is being able to connect. Not only with the pets, but also with people. Having the ability to communicate effectively with people is one of the most important criteria of succeeding in this field. This field is based on a team-effort to provide the best care for the patients. Communication is very important to maintain a strong medical team, efficient work place and a relationship with pet owners.
Let’s talk M&A – we’d love to hear your about your experience with buying businesses.
I purchased my first business on December 1, 2017; Cross Timbers Animal Hospital. My goal as a veterinarian was to have my very own hospital and to provide quality care at an affordable price. My focus is for this business to become a place where pet owners trust our staff to care for their pets and to become a local favorite. Since taking over this hospital, I have made significant changes in medical protocols, staffing, upgrading equipment, and renovations to reflect the quality and care I wish to provide to my furry patients and the owners. The acquisition process was tedious and lengthy, as it should be with any large venture/purchase. I enjoyed learning about the various aspects of business evaluations as well as the real estate acquisition process.
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