Scott Huggins, DVM, MBA grew up in Raleigh, NC and earned his BS degree in Biology with Honors from the University of North Carolina and his DVM degree from the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Huggins worked in private practice for 10 years in small animal clinics in NC, UT, and NV before coming back home to work for Novartis Animal Health as a field veterinarian based out of Charlotte. Dr. Huggins then moved to the Novartis home office in Greensboro, NC and served as the Manager of Marketing Operations for 7 years, overseeing market research, e-business, corporate trade shows, and competitive intelligence, while simultaneously serving as a technical advisor to the entire marketing team and other home office departments.
Dr. Huggins returned to school to complete an MBA at the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC-Greensboro where he was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for business students. While completing his MBA, Dr. Huggins taught college-level courses in Anatomy and Physiology as well as high school biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science, earning a lateral-entry NC teacher license.
After completing his MBA, Dr. Huggins worked for Nutramax Laboratories as the Manager of Field Professional Services, growing the unit from one full-time field veterinarian to a team of seven. In this role, Dr. Huggins also collaborated with sales management in the training of field-based sales representatives, worked side-by-side with sales reps, and gave over 250 presentations to veterinarians and staff, providing over 500 hours of RACE-approved CE content.
Dr. Huggins is excited to bring his broad experience in veterinary medicine to Blue Heron Consulting as of October 2020, and looks forward to assisting his veterinary colleagues in reaching their dreams and fulfilling their Why. In his spare time, Dr. Huggins has a passion for history and traveling, two pursuits that often coincide on his many adventures around the country and, when opportunities arise, the globe.