To keep peace in a client’s home, can a veterinarian and veterinary team massage the truth about what really happened to a pet? Euthanasia, accidents and marijuana play big parts in this month’s ethical dilemma.
In the latest installment of "Old School, New School," we ask the question: Where's the line between appropriately righteous indignation about pet owners' choices and getting really judgy about those choices? Dr. Codger and Dr. Greenskin seem to differ. Where do you fall?
Every pet and client have a story, and you become a part of their story the minute they enter your practice. Here’s a closer look at narrative medicine—a fast-growing medical field with the goal of understanding the stories of those around you—and how it can help your patients, your clients and even you.
If you take emotional responsibility for everyone else's problems, putting their monkeys on your back and in your mind, you'll have a hard time finding room for your own needs at the end of the veterinary workday.
When the client can’t pay, know what to do and say. Expert and Fetch dvm360 conference speaker Danielle Russ, BS, BA, AS, LVT, says that there are silver linings you can give to these bleak situations.
When conflict festers and communication is angry or chilled, patients, clients and team members suffer. If you don’t believe it’s true, you’re in the minority in veterinary practice. Look at the numbers, thoughts from your colleagues in the survey, and insights from our resident emotional intelligence guru Shawn McVey, MSW.