If you take emotional responsibility for everyone else's problems, putting their monkeys on your back and in your mind, you'll have a hard time finding room for your own needs at the end of the veterinary workday.
People with an internal "locus of control"—who believe that they have control over their destinies and that their actions matter—are happier and healthier. But making changes in your life isn't as easy for everybody, and we need to acknowledge that more than we do.
We won’t ask you to choose the blue or red pill, but CVC educator Dr. Dave Nicol has some compelling reasons for why veterinarians should unplug from the real-life Matrix—and how to do it. (Bullet-dodging skills not required.)
As veterinary medicine trends toward increased corporatization, let's get real—are things really as bad as you think? Or even better than you imagined? We asked experts from all sides of the debate on whether it's worth it for team members to ascend the (corporate medicine) ladder.
When it comes to successful transition to new (and old!) practice cultures after a clinic is sold and bought, you may feel like a big fish in a small pond. This advice should help. Come on in, the water’s fine!