Ready to beat burnout

Ready to beat burnout

One weary technician takes job satisfaction into her own hands.
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Oct 01, 2008
By dvm360.com staff

For the last two out of 13 years, I've been repeating, "What's happened to me?" I used to love my job, but now it's just a job. I no longer want to go to work or try to better myself professionally. I've lost my sense of humor and am often grouchy from the minute I walk in the practice door until I punch out 11, sometimes 12, hours later. Thanks to "Rediscover Joy in Your Job" (September 2008), I now realize I'm suffering from a classic case of burnout—and that I'm not alone. Before, changing jobs seemed exhausting and pointless, but I now know it's time to update my resume and find my niche in a well-managed hospital owned by doctors who believe in taking care of their staff's physical and mental health in return for dedication and experience. Thank you for giving me the boost I need to rejuvenate my career and my life.

Name withheld

Proceedings papers for techs

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

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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)

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

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

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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)

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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)

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