Ben Spinks temporarily (or so he thought) entered the veterinary industry in his current capacity in 2004. He planned on helping a veterinary practice “run some numbers” over the summer to delay his inevitable entry into the corporate world. That one summer stretched longer than he anticipated, and he’s been the Hospital Administrator of Tipp City Veterinary Hospital ever since.
Outside of his role at TCVH, Ben helps other businesses run more efficiently (Branchworth), helps companies in the veterinary industry communicate effectively using video (Veteos), and is part of the consulting teams at VetSuccess and at VetSupport.
Ben is a 2004 graduate of Miami University (B.Phil.) and 2014 graduate of Wright State University (MBA). He became CVPM certified through the VHMA in 2013 and SPHR certified through HRCI in 2018. He lives in Tipp City, Ohio with his two doodles, Claire and Finn, and his thoughtful cat, Oscar. And, most importantly, his favorite color is blue.
A: I love the variety of things that I’m able to work on. From coaching our staff and developing system to wrangling IT issues and putting out occasional fires – there is never a dull day at TCVH! I love that new initiatives can move quickly from the planning stages to full implementation.
A: I love being able to work with a team that’s passionate about the work. Across all levels of our practice – from our DVM’s and Vet Techs to our CSR’s and Lodging Team – almost everyone could make more money working in other industries. Our DVM’s could have chosen human medicine, our Vet Techs could be nurses or Physicals Assistants, etc. Our team is here because they love the industry – it’s more than just a paycheck. That’s not something that you find everywhere. One other thing I love is being able to bring my dogs to work with me everyday. It’s hard to get stressed out or have a bad day when their around. : )
A: For the past few years, I been taking additional accounting classes at a local community college. I almost have enough to sit for the CPA exam. I’ve also considered pursuing SPHR certification. Longterm, I’ve always had an interest in I/O Psychology. If I were to pursue any additional formal education or degrees, it would probably be in that direction.
A: Within the veterinary industry, the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) in really high on my list. I’ve benefited tremendously from my involvement in the organization. Their meetings are great and I’ve been able to greatly expand my professional network. Locally, I’ve really enjoyed seeing our local managers group grow – Southwest Ohio Veterinary Managers Association (SOVMA). Outside of the vet industry, I love being involved with Pink Ribbon Girls. They’ve been a consulting client for a number of years and I’ve really enjoyed seeing them grow and help so many people along the way.
A: I love to travel! Top destinations on my list right now include: Iceland, New Zealand, Japan and Norway.
A: Chicken Pad Thai!
Annie, my Golden Retriever Mix, is not a patient there, but got both her Flu vaccines at Tipp City Vet.
The First one, was at their drive up clinic and the second one at their office.
Both were fantastic experiences! The staff (Dr Jim Mathias, the Vet Techs, and Front office) were all super friendly, professional, and great with Annie! And they were very accommodating too, as I had to change my appointment a few times, in order to fit my ever changing schedule.
If I didn’t already have a vet that I love, and am very loyal to; I would definitely make the 30 minute drive to their office!
Always happy with the staff. Lots of space so the pets can have their own space. The most honest Dr.s ever. These people truly care, they aren’t just trying to make money off of you. They want what’s best for your pet.
Nice and knowledgeable staff. They were extremely patient with our crazy cat and didn't try to just strong-arm her like other offices did.