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Hiring and Firing

Hiring and Firing

Hiring and Firing

Amanda L. Donnelly, DVM, MBA
Amanda L. Donnelly, DVM, MBA
on behalf of Animal Care Technologies Online Training

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Launch date: 17 May 2017
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Last updated: 02 Aug 2017

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.


The tasks of hiring, disciplining, and terminating employees are important responsibilities for management that affect the entire hospital staff. ACT’s series, Hiring and Firing, with Amanda Donnelly, DVM, MBA, provides the tools needed to help you create effective job ads that stand out from competitors’ and attract the type of candidates desired. Whether conducting telephone, in-person, or working interviews, learn how to establish protocols and standardize the interview process for prospective employees. Gain an understanding of progressive discipline, while learning how to prepare and conduct disciplinary and termination meetings effectively. The information in this series will also cover topics such as questions to avoid during interviews, violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act during discipline, and traps that prevent management from terminating employees. Get the staff you want now by discovering the management tools in Hiring and Firing!


At the end of this E-learning, the learner will gain an in-depth understanding of hiring and firing
The program consists of 5 videos from our small animal library.

- Placing Job Ads
- Conducting Effective Interviews
- References and Deciding Who to Hire
- Disciplining Employees
- Termination
Amanda L. Donnelly, DVM, MBA

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Amanda L. Donnelly, DVM, MBA
on behalf of Animal Care Technologies Online Training

Dr. Amanda Donnelly is a consultant and a second-generation veterinarian with a diverse background in medicine, management, industry, speaking and business consulting.

In 2005, Dr. Donnelly founded ALD Veterinary Consulting, LLC to provide expertise to companion animal and specialty referral practices to help them achieve their goals. Dr. Donnelly works with veterinarians who want to grow their business and have their team look forward to coming to work everyday. Her areas of consulting include financial management, human resources, marketing, client service training, and leadership coaching.

Dr. Donnelly is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She has an MBA from Baker University in Overland Park, Kansas and she also holds a certificate in Veterinary Practice Administration from the AAHA Veterinary Management Institute (VMI) at Purdue University.

Dr. Donnelly has 15 years of experience in small animal practice and emergency medicine. In the latter capacity, Dr. Donnelly was responsible for a successful turnaround for the emergency practice she ran within a large referral hospital. Her leadership as Chief of Staff resulted in increased profitability, enhanced client service and a more satisfying practice culture.

Prior to starting her consulting firm, Dr. Donnelly served as a Technical Services Veterinarian in industry for 4 years. During this time, she developed a reputation for her outstanding communication skills, project management, leadership, and ability to build strong relationships.

Dr. Donnelly is Past President for VetPartners™. She is past president of the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, an active member of the veterinary community and a member of the National Speakers Association.

Dr. Donnelly has published numerous articles in veterinary journals, is a contributing author for Blackwell’s Five Minute Veterinary Practice Management Consult and is the author of the book 101 Practice Management Questions Answered.

Well known as a dynamic speaker, Dr. Donnelly has lectured on a variety of practice management topics at regional, national and international veterinary conferences including NAVC, WVC, AVMA, AAHA, CVC, the ACVIM Forum, ACVS, VSIPP, The Midwest Conference and multiple state association meetings. She is a popular, engaging speaker who always provides practical information to her audiences. Dr. Donnelly was named Practice Management Speaker of the Year for the 2007 and 2013 North American Veterinary Conference.

Dr. Donnelly resides in Florida with her husband, Chris, who is board-certified in veterinary internal medicine. They share their home with a long-haired dachshund, Gidget and 3 cats, Cosmo, Bucky and Snoop"

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • AAVSB-Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE)
  • 0.50 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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