Make time to share

Make time to share

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Jun 01, 2008


Tanya Elmore
Would you ever guess your technician plays the trombone or your receptionist owns the world's largest stuffed cat collection? To increase team unity, Tanya Elmore, a client care representative at Companions Animal Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn., asked team members to bare their souls at the practice's monthly marathon meetings. Team members share a fun fact about themselves, such as their hobbies or an activity they enjoyed in high school.

The experience has been so popular, Elmore has added to the original request: Now staff members also thank or compliment the co-worker sitting next to them. "Incorporating these small gestures into our monthly meetings has increased our team spirit," she says. "And we all feel more appreciated."

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 patients' 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.