On the job

On the job

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Aug 01, 2005

Pam Weakley
Practice Manager
Dickman Road Veterinary Clinic
Battle Creek, Mich.

How do you keep your cool during stressful times?


Pam Weakley
I'm very laid back, so not much bothers me. At work, I find a quiet room to collect my thoughts. At home, I shovel manure.

What's the wackiest question a client ever asked you?

One time a client called to tell us her pet had died. Her pet had received a three-year rabies vaccine two years before and wasn't due for another for a year. She wanted to know whether she could get a refund for the remaining year.

What's your biggest on-the-job blunder?

A few years ago, I was helping out at the front desk. There was a client at the counter, turned away from me, dressed in a factory uniform with very short hair. I stepped up to the counter and asked, "May I help you, sir?" He turned around—and he was a she. Yikes! I apologized profusely.

Proceedings papers for techs

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

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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

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

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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