Month: January 2019

A Guide to Eliminating the Status Quo in Veterinary Medicine, Part 3: How to Evaluate Your Research

So far in this series, you’ve learned why research is important and how to find free, quality sources. But, how do you know if the study you’re referencing is unbiased and high-quality? Thanks to the raging climate debate that’s been going on for years, most of us understand that research can be skewed to support …

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8 Strategies for Veterinary Practices to Manage Complaints and Deepen Client Relationships

My dog, Cotton, has an autoimmune condition that prohibits her from being vaccinated. Despite that, when we checked in for a follow-up veterinary visit last week, the client service representative reminded us that Cotton was overdue for her vaccines. “Would you like us to update those while you’re here?” she asked. I politely reminded her …

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How to Get (and Keep!) Great Veterinary Technicians

It’s almost 2019, and with a nationwide shortage of veterinary technicians in America, certified veterinary technicians should have no problems finding good jobs. But, if it’s a vet tech’s job market, why are there so many unsatisfied techs? As a 10-year veterinary technician veteran and a current recruiter/manager for VSS, a veterinary temporary staffing agency …

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Friday Veterinary Humor

According to  my colleague’s  husband, the definition of a veterinary professional is: vet·er·i·nar·y  pro·fes·sion·al: /ˈvet(ə)rəˌnerē/ /prəˈfeSH(ə)n(ə)l/ a person qualified to play with puppies and kitties all day                         While I wish this definition portrayed an accurate picture of my job, sadly, those days are …

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