Gaining disciplinary authority

Gaining disciplinary authority

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Feb 01, 2006

Q. I'm a manager, but the doctor won't give me the authority to discipline employees when necessary. What do I do?


Jane Larson
"This question helps show the importance of written job descriptions," says Jane Larson, the hospital administrator at Georgesville Road Animal Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. "To succeed in practice, you need your job responsibilities to be clearly defined."

Whether your job is managerial, supervisory, or technical, you need to know your duties as well as the limitations of your position, Larson says. If you're not sure you do, set a time to talk with the veterinarian about your job duties and responsibilities. In the meantime, your best option is to keep written records of any staff misconduct you observe.

"Maintaining clear, concise records will send a message to your superiors that you're professional and take your work seriously," Larson says.

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 patients' 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.