Dr. Jim Brown
My clinical and management experience centered on The Blue Cross Animal Hospital, a five doctor AAHA accredited companion animal hospital in Western New York State. The practice was founded in 1939. I bought it in 1991. It grew steadily using AAHA accreditation standards as a clinical guide. Membership in VMG4 provided management benchmarks and perspectives unavailable in other formats. I was a member of the Strategic Opportunities Committee from its inception through 2016. I taught history at an independent school for 8 yrs. before attending Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine (class of ’86).
I own a small share of a veterinary practice in the Turks and Caicos Islands. My desire to travel has also allowed me to serve as a locum (relief) veterinarian in both New Zealand and Tasmania. I have enjoyed helping with spay/neuter clinics in Nicaragua in 2017 and 2018.
Guided by the fact that decisions are made by those who show up, I have taken leadership positions in the WNY Veterinary Association, Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, Greater Buffalo Emergency Hospital, Turks and Caicos Veterinary Associates, Veterinary Management Group, and the National Ski Patrol. I am currently serving on the Cornell Veterinary College Alumni Executive Board and on the board of the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Buffalo, N.Y. Restoring WWII military vehicles fills my free time. The current project is a 1942 Harley Davidson.
The Blue Cross Animal Hospital merged with VMG2 (CAPNA) in 2015. I ended my clinical and management responsibilities in CAPNA in order to rejoin VSG in 2018 as Director of Professional Development and group facilitator.