They didn't teach us emotional intelligence in veterinary school

January 16, 2018
Oriana D. Scislowicz, LVT, PHR
Oriana D. Scislowicz, LVT, PHR

Oriana Scislowicz, LVT, PHR, was a veterinary practice manager for many years before becoming senior HR specialist at Pharmaceutical Product Development.

Dealing with co-workers can be as stressful as handling patients, says this vet tech.

The practice of medicine understandably eats up most of the time spent in veterinary school. But Fetch dvm360 conference speaker Ori Scislowicz, BS, LVT, says she could've used a little info on emotional intelligence. Working in the pressure cooker of a practice magnifies personalities-and not always for the better.

dvm360 is your EQ HQ

Boost your practice's emotional intelligence.

4 steps to get those monkeys off your back.

How to build a kinder, stronger veterinary leader.

"Because we have the long hours, we have an intense work that we do-it's very emotional-there are going to be a lot of difficult conversations," she says.

She believes that entering the profession equipped to deal with disparate dispositions will ultimately curb burnout and turnover in the veterinary field.

Watch the video for more.