dvm360 Leadership Challenge: What you didn't learn in vet school
Theres a disconnect between required classes in veterinary school and required skills in everyday practice. Our experts help new grads and new veterinary employees fix this and give mentors the tools they need to onboard new associates and team members faster and better.
There's a disconnect between required classes in veterinary school and required skills in everyday practice. Why don't veterinarians learn more about dentistry, nutrition, behavior, client communication, and business and personal finance savvy before they're thrown into private practice? Where do new team members learn this stuff they didn't get in classes? Our experts help new grads fix this and give mentors the tools they need to onboard new associates faster and better.
This Leadership Challenge is supported with an educational grant from Banfield.
Perish the thought that you'd commit any of these errors in a patient's mouth. But just in case, watch this webinar and get one hour of CE credit in the process. One hour = healthier smiles for all your patients.
An expensive graduate degree like veterinary medicine, which often costs more than our first home and rarely pays us back to the extent we expected it to, is very likely to result in some level of buyer's remorse. The problem is that most of us aren't prepared for it when it hits.
Corporate medicine, client interactions and stress management: Three Fetch dvm360 speakers have some strong opinions about what the nation's veterinary schools could be doing to prepare their graduates for life on the outside …
Some schools are upgrading their curricula to teach technical skills from day one and make soft skills mandatory. Is it enough to bridge the gap between ivory tower and the practice trenches?
Schooling and book learning didn't prepare me for the emotional, communication and management headaches that come with the harried job of the veterinary hospital manager. Come sympathize with my agonies ... or, better yet, learn faster than I did.
Hey there. New here? Whether you've worked at a veterinary practice for 10 minutes or 10 years, a new position means it's time to grow. Receptionists, technicians, managers and associates-we've got you covered.
Actually, everyone needs a mentor. If you already know it all, guess what-it's your turn to mentor someone else (and you'll probably benefit from coaching).
Take heart. It's your turn to be the mentor you want to see in the veterinary world.
Fetch dvm360 conference educators share the top things they wish veterinary (and veterinary technology) schools would teach.
Dealing with co-workers can be as stressful as handling patients, says this vet tech.
Dr. Sarah Wooten's raw thoughts on how her four years of school could have better prepared her for the real world.
School fully prepared me to be a great veterinary technician. But what happened after graduation changed my life.
AAVMC has developed a set of core competencies for the benefit of future veterinarians.
These are the lesser-known skills a veterinary school education provides.
From real-world clinical knowledge to soft skills, we investigated what you had to say about what may have slipped under the radar in all of those classes.
Our article collections will get you up to speed on these sometimes glossed over topics in veterinary school.
Is your question best posed to a veterinarian or veterinary technician? Here's a handy flowchart to find out.
Technicians identify the areas they wish they'd learned more about in veterinary technology school.