Dr. Jaime Klimsey Pickett
CVO & SVP
"An Influencer & Visionary"
Pet Paradise is a unique and progressive company that is changing the way we think about comprehensive care for pets, and Dr. Jaime Pickett is leading the charge. With executive oversight of veterinary medical operations, she instills core values of innovation, community, and passion as foundational elements in the company’s fabric. Dr. Pickett cultivates a work environment within which doctors enjoy practicing quality medicine by supporting and enhancing a sense of teamwork. She understands and appreciates how to foster efficient and effective teams, and maximizes group functioning by way of maximizing technology solutions and emphasizing the delivery of high quality medicine. She inspires and guides the actions of her teams. Her passion for quality medical care and ensuring both professional and personal development of the doctors is palpable.
Dr. Pickett remains grounded in what motivates her – education, leadership development, philanthropy, and spearheading industry change. She believes education cultivates a life long spirit of learning. Volunteering in your community and nonprofits is not only a way to give back but can also provide great networking opportunities and potential for serving on organizations’ boards to gain leadership experience. Dr. Pickett takes care of her colleagues and teams while ensuring their work remains collaborative. She believes everyone can add value and make an impact when given direction and support. Enabling change is not an unfamiliar concept but one many people feel is out of their reach. Walk through the open door and embrace the opportunity around the corner, especially when you cannot always visualize it or predict the outcome.
According to Dr. Pickett, supporting other female leaders significantly impacts women’s entrepreneurial success. “I bring women into my network with similar career paths, and with whom I can identify with their struggles. I motivate them from a personal perspective and deliver timely advice,” she says. “It is important to support other female entrepreneurs not only to help boost growth but create pathways for change. I celebrate other women’s successes whenever possible, that connection is invaluable.” She adds one-on-one time is also very impactful. For example, Dr. Pickett mentors women veterinary students as well as women just starting businesses of their own, empowering the female entrepreneur community. “Simply caring, giving advice to my mentees, and introducing them to new opportunities makes a difference. I do not underestimate a massive shift a powerful introduction can make. It can be life changing. I encourage all women to network.”
She shares business experiences with other women by getting involved in associations that empower women in her industry. “If I can support another woman on her journey and help her reach her goals, whether through important introductions or with words of advice, there is a high chance of her willingness to emulate these behaviors to support others.” Dr. Pickett also believes it is vital to share wisdom gained through both successes and failures. “Some of my most valuable lessons were from my mistakes or overlooked opportunities. Sharing information and experiences makes a positive impact.”
Dr. Pickett adds one of the most influential undertakings female entrepreneurs can do to support other women in business is to ask them what they need, and then commit to providing it. Whether it's a resource, an introduction, or a strategy, providing the solution for them not only fast tracks their success and creates goodwill but it teaches them the invaluable skill of being a resource provider. If every female entrepreneur routinely and intentionally provided other women in business with two to three solutions per week and asked them to pay it forward, it would create a transformational ripple for women leaders.
Dr. Pickett’s basic advice to women who want to start a business: Begin with a simple business plan, and grow it as needed. Develop this essential document to steer future work and hold yourself accountable. Focus on something you are passionate about and find an existing need. Understand your target customers and existing markets. Allow your passion to drive you.
Armed with such a unique ideology, Dr. Pickett takes Pet Paradise to new heights. There is no other business model like theirs, as they stay ahead of industry trends and remain innovative and engaged. Dr. Pickett ensures the veterinarians and team members are supported, and the pets receive the highest quality of care within Pet Paradise’s comprehensive pet care model – NewDay Veterinary Care, resort-style day camp, overnight boarding, and professional grooming. WL
Dr. Jaime Klimsey Pickett
CVO & SVP
Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, Pet Paradise is a comprehensive pet service provider offering boarding, day camp, grooming and veterinary services. Pet Paradise's state-of-the-art resorts offer a safe, clean and fun environment for four-legged guests and peace of mind for their owners. Located in 9 states with more than 40 locations in operation or under development, Pet Paradise continues to expand in the southern region of the United States.