Welcome to LeanVets. The purpose of this site is to promote Toyota Production System, or Lean, methodologies in veterinary medicine and veterinary practice management, and to provide a place for all us to learn, explore and discuss this intriguing topic. This is a new concept in veterinary medicine, though it has been used very successfully in human health care (and one known case of dentistry) for several years.
This is the first time I have ever set up a blog and forum, so please be gentle. As is the case with Lean, it will be an object of the PDCA cycle and kaizen (continuous improvement). It will never be perfect, but through creativity, experimentation and a intense desire to provide value to you, it will be the best I can make it!
So, if you want to learn more about what Lean can do for veterinary practice, please participate. If you are in the process of implimenting a Lean initiative in your practice, please participate. If you have knowledge or expertise in Lean, especially Lean Veterinary Healthcare, please participate. Let's get Lean, together!