Extra Mile Career Challenges Achieving Work-Life Balance in Your Veterinary Career
SELF-CARE Taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s a must to maintain emotional and physical health. Balance is the key! What is work-life balance? Why is it important? Is my work-life balance the same as my coworker’s work-life balance? These are some of the questions that a majority of workers in the United States …
Become a Mentor and Step Up Your Leadership Game
MENTORING GOES BOTH WAYS Good mentors recognize that learning is a two-way street between the mentor and mentee. Leadership can be looked at many ways. I personally believe that being a leader in veterinary medicine means that you also have to be a mentor. According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), mentoring is defined …
Perception is Often Reality
Many veterinarians find practice goals of simultaneously providing a high level of medical care and attaining acceptable profit margins can no longer be met without the care provided by credentialed veterinary technicians.
Animal Cruelty: Your Role in Identifying Abuse
Animal cruelty carries legal consequences that veterinary professionals need to understand in identifying abuse. Learn how to document and report cruelty.
Compliance: A Team Effort
Does your practice struggle with low compliance rates? Debbie Boone shares some tips from her 23 years of veterinary practice management experience on how to boost client compliance.
Getting Your Life Unstuck
Have you ever felt that you were in a rut? Trapped? Frozen? Maybe you feel that way now about some part of your life. Read this article for an introduction to the 4 steps to getting “unstuck.”
Tips and Tricks to Rev Up Your Client Service Game
Often, veterinary technicians and assistants miss opportunities with clients that could enhance the client relationship and bond, ultimately leading to better patient care. It is up to each individual to capture the moment and create a positive experience for every client and patient every time they visit the practice.
So You’ve Been Promoted to Management… Now What?
If you have not been trained as a manager, it can be difficult to make the transition into a management role. This article provides tips and resources for newly promoted managers.
Creating Altitude in Your Career
The veterinary technician profession is not only emotionally and mentally challenging, it also takes a physical toll. Many of us concentrate so hard on being a great veterinary technician that we don’t think about the physical demands until it is too late. Fortunately, there are opportunities for advancement within our profession that allow us to escape some of the physical stress, yet still work closely with clients, pets, and our team.
Keeping It Fresh: How to Rejuvenate Your Career
Would you like to be more appreciated for, challenged by, and rewarded for the way you take care of your patients, educate clients, assist your teammates, and build your current practice?