An ode to smartphones at the veterinary clinic
Sep 01, 2013
A year or so ago, when smartphones became so fun and necessary, we noticed that every team member, from doctors to kennel technicians, appeared surgically attached to their phones. Even team leaders who should know better had their phones out constantly. Half of my Facebook newsfeed was posts by employees who I was pretty sure were on duty.
I think our team members got the point. We issued the new phone policy along with this poem to every medical team member and also posted it in our ICU.—Dr. Cindi Welch
I-20 Animal Medical Center, Arlington, Texas