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Team Center - Client Conflict

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 29, 2017
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.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2017
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?
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FIRSTLINE: Nov 03, 2017
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.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 31, 2017
By dvm360.com staff
Nearly 90 percent of British veterinarians and team members say they’ve felt harassed by a client—often over cost of care. Here are the statistics and some tips on dealing with it.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 03, 2017
Fear is a powerful emotion, so when veterinary clients refuse your recommendations, start with empathy.
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VETTED: Aug 07, 2017
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.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 04, 2017
You can brush up on slang, dialect, accents and weird vocabulary to reach pet owners in the exam room. But the best way to be understood in veterinary practice is always, first, to listen.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 30, 2017
A veterinary team is torn between giving an irresponsible owner back his microchipped dog or letting a Good Samaritan who got him medical care take him in as her own.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jul 27, 2017
After 20 years in veterinary practice, I like to think back on the first angry encounter I had with a pet owner—and how I’d do things differently.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 23, 2017
What do you do when you find a microchip at your veterinary practice and the pet owner says "no," you can't scan it? Here's how I handle it.
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FIRSTLINE: Apr 18, 2017
CVC educator Dr. E’Lise Christensen, DACVB, offers at-home behavior modification strategies veterinarians and team members can offer to clients.
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FIRSTLINE: Mar 02, 2017
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.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Feb 03, 2017
Kidding! But we know clients tend to religiously follow their breeder's recommendations. Let's realize whether or not they are following the breeder blindly through good communication—not arguing.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2017
Here’s what veterinarians think about “difficult” pet owners: how it feels when clients lash out—and who’s willing to show them the door.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 31, 2017
By dvm360.com staff
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.