Let’s dive into the mind of a procrastinator, figure out why they shirk their important duties and how to quit the habit. Plus, this is a totally legit reason for avoiding whatever task you need to do today.
If you’re thinking, “My team is fine! No problems here!” let’s look at the statistics. According to a 2015 national mental health survey, nearly one in 10 U.S. veterinarians might experience serious psychological distress. So odds are, someone on your team is either experiencing psychological distress now or will in the future. This Team Meeting in a Box provides all the tools you need to start a conversation about the importance of mental health in your veterinary practice.
Let’s face it—nobody’s purrfect. And striving for the impawsibly impeccable is bad for you and your practice. Dr. Kimberly Pope-Robinson is here with some advice to head down a healthier path in judging yourself and your work.
While fielding calls to help save pets from drug-stash ingestion accidents and allergic reactions, the veterinary team at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center keeps up morale and mood with some harmless tallying.
Why should all those touchy-feely, sappy-happy optimists have all the fun? Let's get critical and cranky. Remember: Complaining is a valid venting mechanism. I think some psychologist said that somewhere.
My anxiety and sadness got so bad I passed out in a bathroom at my veterinary clinic and finally faced how bad it had gotten when I wound up in the hospital. I got help. I hope you—or your loved one—will too.
Compassion fatigue is a real and dangerous threat to the health of veterinary professionals and their patients, but Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Veterinary Technician Becky Murray of Veterinary Specialty Center has mapped out a guide for healthy coping.