Sharing a piece of the pie

Sharing a piece of the pie

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Feb 01, 2006



Looking for a new way to keep your team motivated? When team members at Franklin County Animal Hospital Inc., in Rocky Mount, Va., got into a rut, they adopted an idea from 1001 Ways to Energize Employees by Bob Nelson (Workman Publishing Co., 1997), and modified it to fit their practice.

Each department offers suggestions for improvement, and if the suggestion is implemented, the department gets one piece of a paper "pie." When they earn eight slices—a whole pie—the team members in that department go out to eat together, on the clinic. "The program really encourages departments to work as teams," says hospital manager Sherri Krauss. Krauss says she's had a variety of suggestions, from getting a new mailbox to changing kennel-cleaning routines. "Everyone sees that their opinions count, and it's fun for teams to get together outside the practice on company time," she says.

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)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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