Shawn G. McVey, MA, MSW
Mr. McVey completed his graduate studies in 1991 in political social work and behavioral science. He then pursued a career as a psychotherapist and program director in psychiatric facilities. He transitioned into veterinary practice administration in 1994. He served as the CEO of Eye Care for Animals—a Phoenix, Arizona–based veterinary ophthalmology company that owns 32 practices throughout the United States—among other administration roles.
In 2001, Mr. McVey founded McVey Management Solutions (formerly Innovative Veterinary Management Solutions), a consulting business that specializes in improving health care delivery systems and improving workplace culture. Shawn is also the founder and co-owner of Veterinary Specialists in Private Practice (VSIPP), an annual conference that provides continuing education for veterinarians and administrators who practice specialty medicine.
Mr. McVey is a graduate of Purdue’s Veterinary Management Institute, and is the first non-veterinarian to be named to the Board of Directors of the American Animal Hospital Association. Shawn is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Veterinary Economics and FirstLine Live magazines and has been named Speaker of the Year at both the North American Veterinary Conference and the Western Veterinary Conference. Shawn lectures to veterinary practice team members and other audiences approximately 50 times per year.
1981–1985 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology; The College of the Ozarks, Branson, MO
1988–1991 Master of Arts, Behavioral Science; University of Houston–Clear Lake
1991–1994 Master of Science in Political Social Work; the University of Houston–Main Campus
1999–2000 Veterinary Management Institute; Purdue University