The 3 most common veterinary workplace toxins


Data from the 2017 dvm360 Toxic Teams Survey sheds light on the dysfunction.

According to the 2017 dvm360 Toxic Teams Survey, gossip is the number one most commonly experienced workplace toxin, affecting 90 percent of respondents. Finger-pointing comes in at a close second (79 percent), and at 61 percent each, bullying and favoritism occupy position number three.

When respondents are filtered by role, differences appear. For example, managers feel caught in the middle more often than other veterinary professionals. See where other disparities emerge below.  

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