Bond your team with bonuses

Bond your team with bonuses

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Apr 01, 2008


Marianne Hay
Bonuses are more than a way to say thanks at VetSelect Animal Hospital in Novi, Mich. They're a bonding tool that helps team members appreciate each others' efforts. Here's how it works: Full-time employees earn two blank bonus certificates and part-time employees earn one certificate every pay period. Then they give the blank certificates to co-workers of their choice. Once team members collect 20 certificates, they can choose one of several gift cards or deposit the equivalent dollar amount into their pet's practice account to pay for future care.

"Everyone participates," says Marianne Hay, LVT, the hospital manager. "We thank our co-workers for simple gestures, such as dropping off medication to clients or switching schedules, which encourages us to go above and beyond more often."

Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

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The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

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A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

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A behavior wellness exam is an opportunity to check up on a pet’s behavioral health and answer any related questions a client may have.

Enriching geriatric patient's lives (Proceedings)

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An important time for practices to include a behavioral exam is when a pet becomes a senior.

Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

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Endotracheal tubes are usually made from silicone, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic or red rubber.