the motivation behind this paper is to provide information that will help shape the future of the veterinary industry. Consolidating this industry is particularly hard given the complex nature of the practice. Consolidation is, however, important to improve the veterinary domain. Such shows the need for research to determine some of the techniques that can help ease the consolidation process. Lean thinking is one of the methodologies with the potential to improve staff experience post-acquisition. Thus, the aftereffects of this examination will give data helpful to guide and ensure the success of the consolidation process.
The study is, therefore, significant because it will also help improve veterinary services across the globe. Consolidation helps improve practice due to shared knowledge. A consolidated industry will empower vet practitioners with the capabilities to offer better services to consumers. Furthermore, the practitioners will enjoy improved experiences due to a reduction in burnout.
• What is the degree of burnout among vet practitioners?
• What are the impacts of mergers and acquisitions on the experience of vet practitioners?
• Can lean methodologies be used to improve staff experiences post-acquisition?
• What is the best strategy for the use of lean methodologies in the vet business?