About Mel Striyle, DVM and Devin Corbin, BPM

Dr. Melinda Striyle grew up in Kansas City, KA and knew from the age of five that she wanted to work with animals. She got her first job as a kennel assistant right out of high school and later earned her DVM from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. After practicing in Lake Havasu, AZ for several years, Dr. Striyle met her husband and relocated to Phoenix in 1999. She has been working at 43 rd Avenue Animal Hospital ever since. In 2007, she bought the practice, and in her tenure, has guided it through a transformation from a No-Lo practice with a challenging culture to a profitable practice where the team truly enjoys working together. She attributes much of this transformation to her relationship with Blue Heron Consulting. The practice became AAHA accredited in 2009 and became a preceptor hospital for Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Devin has had a lifelong love for education and learning, graduating from high school at just twelve years old before continuing his education in religious studies until the age of sixteen. Later, Devin received a degree in Business Process Management through Capital One via Harvard University before starting his professional career. Devin comes to the Blue Heron Consulting team most recently from serving as Practice Manager for a privately owned veterinary hospital. Prior to that, Devin worked for several large corporations such as Netflix, Capital One, and Banfield Pet Hospital. From business development and process improvement to client retention and practice management, he brings a wide range of experiences and expertise to the Blue Heron Consulting team, including management of different teams ranging in size, personalities, and backgrounds. Devin recalls advice from a previous mentor encouraging him to "Find something that you can really 'get behind.’ When you do, you will work with a passion that you may not even know you had." His love of business and pets (and lack of desire to be a veterinarian!) led him to our team where he is able to use his skillset and passion to help businesses thrive.

Should Your Employment Agreement Include a Non-Compete Clause?

Open the cover of virtually any trade publication, scroll through VIN, or join a veterinary Facebook group and it won’t take long to find articles, posts, and ensuing arguments around non-compete agreements.  While we don’t have “the” answer—we don’t believe a single answer fits every situation—we’ve turned to two experienced veterinary professionals to hear their [...]

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