Stress erodes patience, breeds toxicity

January 11, 2017
David Dycus, DVM, MS, CCRP, DACVS-SA

David Dycus is frequent speaker at the Fetch dvm360 conferences, an orthopedic staff surgeon at Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group in Annapolis Junction, Maryland, and co-founder and co-director of the Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute.

Personality clash isn't the only source of bad vibes in veterinary practice.

A toxic work environment means bad news for the staff, but in a veterinary practice, it can also affect patients. CVC educator David Dycus, DVM, MS, DACVS, CCRP, says that he's seen toxicity develop not from teammates getting on each others' nerves, but from the inherent tension of such a high stress environment boiling over. Watch the video for more.