Get a paw up on your new job


Hey there. New here? Whether youve worked at a veterinary practice for 10 minutes or 10 years, a new position means its time to grow.

shutterstock.comLet us help. Here we've compiled nose-to-tail advice on taking on your new role, whether you're the new receptionist, technician, practice manager or associate.

New receptionists: Welcome! Were glad you're here

You're the hello and goodbye to every client, and the guiding hand of the veterinary practice. Here's how to make sure you're being the best you can be. 



New technicians: Let's be friends

Ready to make friends and influence your veterinary colleagues? These five tips can help you become a successful technician-and great addition to your hospital.



New managers: Feeling cornered? Here's help

Veterinary management consultant Bash Halow held a roundtable with practice managers and asked them what they wish they'd known before stepping into their roles.



New associates: What you didn't expect walking into the exam room ...

The cases

Dr. Andy Rollo examines his own debut into veterinary practice to pinpoint areas he wished he'd known more about before diving in.

The clients

Veterinary medicine in the real world rarely follows what you've studied in your textbooks-often because of two human variables: yourself and your clients. Here are some tips on how to gain confidence, own your expertise and communicate effectively about three different topics and procedures you're sure to encounter as a newly-minted associate veterinarian.

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