A Different Approach to Practice Ownership.
Ashley Tuma didn’t always know she wanted to be a veterinarian. In fact, for two years she majored in architecture! It wasn’t until 9/11 changed the industry of high-rise construction that she decided to switch careers.
“I’ve always been a “doer” – I like to strive for being above average. When I graduated with my veterinary license, I started out working for the first four years as an associate in Chicago. I was always going to my bosses with ideas to make things easier, smoother, etc., – but often those ideas got rejected. That’s when I realized I wanted a place that wouldn’t stifle my growth.” – Dr. Tuma
In 2018, she found that place as the proud new owner of Atglen Veterinary Hospital.
Now in her second year as a Silkin client, we interviewed Dr. Tuma about her experience taking over a long-established veterinary practice, and what it has meant for her career to get management training early on.