Team Center - Doctor Communication

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FIRSTLINE: Sep 01, 2014
Face conflict head-on to build a stronger team.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 01, 2014
By dvm360.com staff
My practice owner assigns tasks, and she's very hands-off as I work on projects. When I ask for feedback, she says, "You're in charge. I know you'll do great." Then, when I pass off the final project, she nitpicks and points out all the ways she would have done it differently. I'm feeling bullied here. What can I do?
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FIRSTLINE: Jun 01, 2014
Shawn McVey offers advice for a veterinary hospital manager struggling to define her job duties.
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FIRSTLINE: May 31, 2014
Veterinary managers speak frankly about what they would like to say to practice owners.
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FIRSTLINE: Mar 31, 2014
Watch your team members wilt before your eyes with these steps to push, bully and completely overwhelm them. Then read these team tips to heal the breaks.
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FIRSTLINE: Jan 01, 2014
By dvm360.com staff
Use team speak to improve veterinary team members' confidence and performance.
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FIRSTLINE: Nov 01, 2013
Do the words and phrases you use in the clinic clear the air or create new clouds of confusion? Consider this advice to form better bonds with veterinary clients and coworkers.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2013
Your cancer patient is euthanized and you want a fluid sample. Your veterinary colleague demands that you get the pet owners' OK first. Is it really necessary?
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FIRSTLINE: Oct 01, 2013
By dvm360.com staff
Q: Our veterinarian brings her infant to work every day. Our team lags behind with our work because if the baby starts fussing we have to drop what we're doing and take care of the baby. What can we do?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2013
What would you do if your veterinary colleague prescribed natural supplements to your client while you were away on vacation?
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FIRSTLINE: Sep 01, 2013
By dvm360.com staff
To prepare for a meeting with your veterinary team manager, write down your thoughts. State the problem in one or two sentences. Next, list two or three specific examples with approximate dates and times. Finally, offer a positive solution. "Fire Mary" isn't what most managers want to hear. Bosses want constructive steps that can help heal your team. Start your conversation with a request that respects your manager's time:
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 01, 2013
By dvm360.com staff
Be clear when assigning tasks.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 01, 2013
If thoughts of your veterinarian stir you to feelings of mutiny, consider these tips to weather the storms at work and set a course for smooth sailing.
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FIRSTLINE: Jun 19, 2013
Who needs a functional staff anyway?
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FIRSTLINE: Jun 01, 2013
By dvm360.com staff
It's time to adjust your cat-titude to make way for service that leaves pet owners purring. Consider this advice to come up to scratch when clients visit your practice.