Leadership & Personal Growth
No magic bullet for mission statements
There's no one perfect way to craft a veterinary practice mission statement. But Fetch dvm360 speaker Bash Halow, LVT, CVPM, tried to sell attendees on one easy way to get started.
Decision Data: Hiring a practice manager?
A dive into data yields insights on the decision to hire a practice manager undertaken by different-sized veterinary practices—and how satisfied the owners and managers were with the results.
2019 Practice Manager of the Year: Jessica Molina
This veterinary hospital administrator impressed judges from dvm360 and the VHMA with her approach to team unity and change in the veterinary industry.
Is venting healthy?
On the good side, veterinary websites and social media pages devoted to supporting struggling veterinary professionals are a good thing. On the bad side, when it turns to venting, that might be hurting, not helping.
The power of trauma-informed care
With a little work and a lot of commitment, could the vision of trauma-informed care and leadership from the human medical world transform your veterinary hospital for the better?
How I empowered receptionists
The veterinary receptionists did their jobs, but things were a little curt, a little unfriendly, a little negative. So this 2019 dvm360/VHMA Practice Manager of the Year finalist took herself (mostly) out of the equation when it came to meetings and let them come up with positive change themselves.
New One Health course launched for DVMs, physicians
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association is offering a 20-module online certificate program for physician and veterinarian members to become certified as One Health Practitioners.
Why dont you talk to your accountant?
The days of set it and forget it when it comes to monitoring your veterinary hospitals finances are done. You cant fly blind as an ownerso start asking questions of the financial advisors at your disposal.
Letter to dvm360: The suicide hotline does work
Disturbed to hear someone had a wait on a mental health hotline, this doctor and licensed social worker wants people to know that the calls do get through.
Fetch dvm360 keynote sneak peek: The secret to work-life balance
Drs. Mary Gardner and Sue Ettinger are pumped to share how they juggle a veterinary career and personal life.
The butterfly effect and you
Making a change in this world doesnt necessarily require an army of people or millions of dollars. All it really takes is you.
Practice tip: Get an outside assist for your veterinary management problem
Consultants and other managers are invaluable resources to help you navigate tricky business situations at your veterinary practice.
Why are so many veterinary grads financially illiterate?
The future veterinarians I talk to are sad and scared about their financial future in their new career. With the right planning and financial education, they shouldnt be. Whos going to join me in fighting this fight?
AVMA: The state of the U.S. economy
As the countrys economy goes, so goes the U.S. veterinary profession. A short but important presentation at the recent AVMA Economic Summit judged important indicators green, yellow or red for Americans financial future.
New resource to help veterinary college students cope after a suicide
A new resource developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the AVMA and the AAVMC offers resources and advice for colleges of veterinary medicine when a student dies by suicide.
Are you working your veterinary team stupid?
It might sound crazy, but research shows that overworking could affect your brain. If you and your team are working 40-hour plus weeks, it might be time make some adjustments.
Abusive boss, professional appearance and NAVLE: Podcasts for veterinary professionals
Hungry for podcasts for veterinarians, team members and the pet owners they serve? Then this list is for you. Subscribe now (theyre all free).
Why does diversity matter in veterinary medicine?
One school dean believes there are moral issues involved in increasing access to veterinary schools for underrepresented groups, but also educational, societal and business benefits with increasing diversity.
Listening your way to discipline
A manager shouldnt jump from avoiding a difficult team member to disciplining and firing. You need to insert listening and sharing into your process, and the Exchange Strategy could help you do it.
Enough is enough: Its time to put yourself first
How promoting selfcare in your veterinary practice can help address the suicide crisis in veterinary medicine.
My encounter with a superhero
I stumbled into a moderation job for Katherine Goldberg, DVM, LMSW, and inadvertently opened my eyes to a big need in the veterinary profession.
Practice tip: Ask local agencies for crime safety help
Make sure your veterinary practices safety protocol is up to date by implementing one or both of these strategies.
Hate your veterinary coworkers? Try this
What are you waiting for? This advice for veterinary practice owners, managers and team members can help you start the challenging but inspiring journey to transform your hospitals culture from negative to positive.
How to deal with a demanding boss
Veterinary practice is hard enough without an impatient, demanding yeller in your life. Here are steps to change your thinking, to try to change a boss behavior and maybe to get out, if you can.
When you feel stuck as a veterinary technician
If youre bumping up against the ceiling of a job as a veterinary technician, its time to have some fun exploring your interests and your passions and doing the work of networking (it wont be so bad). Ready to start?
Do you know whom you're hiring at your veterinary practice?
Avoid the drama by following a more approach to hiring veterinary associates and team members right the first time.
Technicians pets can help reduce burnout
Your own animals at home can be a tremendous support in so many ways to make sure you stay happy and healthy in your veterinary career. Just dont ignore the warning signs of burnout if you see them.
ACVC 2019: What to do if OSHA comes for you
Find out the most common violations cited in an OSHA safety inspection
If I knew then what I know now
Retirement is not the end. Here are a few tips to help you live your best life right now, free of regrets.
Bad MDs, work-life sway, scheduling: Podcasts for veterinary professionals
The latest roundup from dvm360.com for a few of the latest veterinary podcasts available the past few weeks.
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