Ethos Veterinary Health brings together components of pet healthcare that each contribute to a better whole. Not only does this provide better care for patients and clients by advancing veterinary medicine, but it also provides team members across Ethos with opportunities and purpose. Being part of a larger ecosystem, we contribute to the greater good of patients, people and the profession.
Our Focus on Transformative Science
We aim to advance veterinary medicine through scientific research and innovation. Our extensive case load allows us to run large clinical trials that generate data quickly. Ethos clinicians help identify areas where new diagnostics and treatments can improve care. This makes our research relevant to real-life clinical problems, allowing us to develop solutions that we can implement and share. Working with a variety of research institutions around the world, Ethos Discovery, conducts clinical trials based on these needs to deliver solutions that improves outcomes. Ethos Discovery shares results from studies free of charge, and without restriction, to parties interested in commercialization for human health. In doing so, Ethos Discovery helps develop and deliver scientific innovations to both humans and pets.
Ethos just completed the CHAMP (Canine Hemangiosarcoma Molecular Profiling) Study – the first-ever, nationwide, multicenter, prospective study of Canine Splenic Hemangiosarcoma. The new genomic analysis of this highly aggressive cancer has already provided our clinicians an opportunity to treat dogs differently.
Our Investments in our Organization and Team Members
We invest in our organization in many ways, which creates opportunities for our team members and benefits the organization. Continuing education and professional development provided through VetBloom and workshops in our hospitals, ensure our clinical teams also have the highly skilled members they need to deliver the best quality of care. Our Professional Growth Program, allows our team members to develop so that new leaders can emerge and be successful, bringing the organization forward.
Investing in diverse initiatives and projects provides more opportunities for team members to participate in ways that enriches their work experience and allows them to contribute in unique ways. We offer our employees a variety of career paths, not just the traditional vertical pathway. Team members can participate in research, teach and grow as leaders, with opportunities to advance veterinary medical care.
We also focus on the tough issues facing the veterinary community, like compassion fatigue, burnout, secondary traumatic stress and the suicide rate in the profession. Our plan, developed in part based on evidence-based practices from the Cleveland Clinic, focuses on wellness, emotional intelligence, the mind-body connection, and resilience. In 2018 we launched a pilot program with a veterinary social worker providing support to both clients and team members.
Our Collaborative Approach
We collaborate, not only internally, but also with others in the field. By combining resources – like talent, experience and dollars – we can leverage diverse, complimentary systems for better outcomes. Ethos is part of a greater whole and there is power in that. Every collaboration stretches the boundaries of our organization.
Together with Lincoln Memorial University (LMU), we have a shared commitment to improve the profession through innovation in education. This relationship aims to leverage VetBloom and the strength of LMU’s pioneering educational model. One part of this collaboration allows Ethos clinicians to conduct virtual, case-based rounds with LMU students, providing this type of learning very early in their education. At the same time, it’s rewarding for clinicians to have the opportunity to give back to the next generation of veterinarians.
One facet of our partnership with ACVIM allows for externalizing their expertise to the broader veterinary industry through VetBloom. Combining VetBloom’s expertise in developing veterinary education with ACVIM’s subject matter expertise, creates a best-in-class resource for the membership and the industry as a whole.