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Vets Ask Dr. Dave: Help! I'm being buried by paperwork!
Those reports aren't going to complete themselves. Ehh, just stay a few extra hours.
Get help with time management
Let your technicians assist with notes in the exam room. They're up to the task-and they like it.
Keep your time in line. Constantly make small adjustments..
What else is keeping veterinarian's up at night?
In “Vets Ask Dr. Dave,” CVC educator Dave Nicol, BVMS, Cert. Mgmt MRCVS, answers colleagues' questions on the business of veterinary medicine. In this episode Dr. Bill in Oklahoma writes with this scenario: “I can't do anything in my free time, because I spend a lot of time doing paperwork.”
Dave couldn't agree more that this is a problem: “Vets doing heaps of unpaid overtime is like a serious disease in our industry.” And he has advice, but it's going to be on you to allocate time more wisely. You'll need to be smarter about scheduling and more realistic about how much you can actually get done.
Watch the video for more.
Want more from Dr. Nicol? Go to the full video to hear about faking it until you make it and the peril of being paid on production.
Would you like to get Dr. Dave's take on your veterinary business question? Reach him through all the likely channels: Use the hashtag #VetsAskDrDave on Twitter (@drdavenicol) or Facebook (facebook.com/drdavenicol), or email email@example.com.