dvm360 Leadership Challenge: Vet life transitions

January 9, 2018

A new job. A new boss. A new baby or a divorce. When the winds of change blow through your life, be prepared with tools to help you cope with all of your transitionsin the veterinary practice and in your personal life.

Change is good. Change is hard. Whether you perceive change as good or bad, you've got to get good at it to be successful at work and in life. In this Leadership Challenge, we explore the most common and difficult transitions veterinary professionals face and offer advice to help teams learn to adapt at crucial pain points in their professional lives.

This Leadership Challenge is supported with an educational grant from Banfield. 

 

Think of change as a jingle in your pocket: How veterinary professionals can benefit from embracing the new

Get 1 hour of CE credit with Fetch dvm360 educator Bash Halow, LVT, CVPM, on a more expansive way to think of life changes as well as how to manage change at both the personal and veterinary practice levels.

 

Standing up to a storm

Four veterinarians share stories of facing big change in their lives: divorce, death, illness, work stress. Find out how they braced themselves against harsh conditions in their personal lives.

 

The next step in a veterinary career

Three veterinary professional share their stories of what it was like to emerge from one stage of a career to the next: the fears, the joys-and the complete surprises.

 

 

The "perfect practice manager" checklist

If you can answer affirmatively to all 10 questions, you just might be perfect. If not, we have some reading suggestions that can help you make some valuable tweaks to your life and your veterinary clinic.

 

 

To suffer a sea change 

When the winds of change blow through your practice-or your life-embrace the chance to explore new advances in medicine, new opportunities for your career and new possibilities for your life. 

 

 

Change is wonderful. Change sucks. Keep on innovating at your veterinary practice  

Sure, you could keep things the same forever-and become irrelevant to your clients and patients. Brian Conrad, CVPM, wants to pump you up ...

 

 

The dynamic veterinary clinic: Face the changes  

Dr. Andy Roark and his trusty sidekick Meg Pierson walk us through why change is difficult and how to handle it. Also side-swoop bangs and Bowie. Ehh ... just watch the video.

 

 

Becoming a no-declaw veterinary practice

Deciding to not offer declaws anymore was only the first step. The next steps involved training our team and updating our materials. Here's how we did it.

 

 

Bark back at that big life change 

Whether planned or completely unexpected, huge life changes throw a huge wrench into your system. So, from one veterinary professional to another, here are my top three tips for getting through it better and stronger than before. 

 

 

How we make change happen

Whether you're trying to change something in your personal life or in your veterinary practice, be prepared to embrace these steps.

 

 

 

5 ways to manage change

As veterinary practice managers, we can help make our teams more adaptable and efficient.