Signal euthanasias at your veterinary practice


When you work in a small hospital where laughter is the norm, you have to figure out creative ways to let employees know a euthanasia is taking place.

We needed a way for everybody in our hospital to know when a euthanasia was taking place. We have a very small hospital where laughter and banter carries into the exam rooms, so one of our technicians made heart-shaped signs to hang on the doors.

They always stay in the door pockets with the white side facing out, until we have a euthanasia or quality-of-life exam. The pink side reads, "Quiet please." When the pink side is facing out, every one is on alert to keep their voices hushed.

Terina Dobson, office manager

Poland Animal Hospital

Poland, Maine

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