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5 Changes to Make Before Veterinary Technicians Can be Called Nurses

You may have heard that the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Board of Directors voted to support the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI) during their 2018 fall meeting. And, in 2018, the VNI attempted to establish the title of “veterinary nurse” as a recognized name for technicians in two states. The first bill failed in Tennessee, …

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Emotional Intelligence in Veterinary Medicine, Part 1: What is EQ and Why Do I Need It?

The balance between book smarts and street smarts is a constant tight rope we walk in veterinary medicine. You want to be someone who knows all the things—you want to have street smarts—but, at the same time, you want to work well with others and communicate with clients like a ninja. In a field of …

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The True Cost of Being Understaffed in Veterinary Medicine

Being understaffed can take a huge toll on your veterinary hospital’s bottom line, and I’m not just talking about money. Being understaffed compromises productivity and growth opportunities, and it increases the frequency of careless errors. It’s crucial to take the time to examine how a staff shortage is affecting your business. Clients With the high …

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Become a Jedi Master of Well-Being: 5 Ways to Use the Force for Good in Veterinary Medicine

Do you have a friend who seems to always bounce back no matter what life throws at her? You may try to justify her resilience by saying to yourself “My situation was more difficult,” or “I just take things more seriously.” via GIPHY I have a friend like that. She seems to be a well-being …

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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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