Darcy H. Shaw DVM, MVSc, MBA, Diplomate ACVIM (SA Internal Medicine) is a recently retired and adjunct professor of small animal internal medicine in the Dept. of Companion Animals, Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) , University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Over his 30 plus years as a veterinarian, Darcy has served as a clinician, educator and administrator and held leadership positions such as Teaching Hospital Director, Department Chair and Associate Dean of Professional Services. He is a Past President (2000-2001) of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and is a board member of the Veterinary Leadership Institute. Darcy helped establish the communication skills teaching program at the AVC. He is a regular trainer for the Institute for Healthcare Communication in the annual veterinary faculty development train-the-trainer program. From 2011 to 2013, Darcy participated in innovative leadership development programs that included Leading Organizations to Health (Relationship Centered Healthcare) and Courage to Lead. He is a certified facilitator for the Center for Courage and Renewal and co-leads the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Leadership Academy. Over his career, Darcy has developed a deep appreciation for the dedication and passion of people within the veterinary community and the compelling need to support each other, communicate effectively and lead with integrity and authenticity.