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Team Center - Professional Development

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FIRSTLINE: Dec 09, 2015
Consider these five steps to launch the veterinary charity of your dreams—and tips to hurdle over the pitfalls—from someone who’s done it.
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FIRSTLINE: Nov 18, 2015
The veterinary professional in me was determined to continue going to work. But personally, I was a mess. One day, while I was lost in a cloud of grief, my boyfriend asked, "Are you ever going to feel better?" I wasn’t really sure.
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FIRSTLINE: Nov 16, 2015
Ready to rule the world (or at least your practice)? Before you race for that promotion, you need to learn to manage your manager. Consider these three examples to untether your career and get ready for greatness.
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FIRSTLINE: Nov 11, 2015
“There’s a bully who’s really wrecking my life at my veterinary practice. How do I broach the “B” word to my boss—and when is it time to move on to another hospital?” Sheila Grosdidier, RVT, of VMC, Inc. in Evergreen, Colorado, says the answer lies in another “B” word: Showing your boss how the bully affects the business.
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FIRSTLINE: Oct 13, 2015
By dvm360.com staff
We take a minute to appreciate technicians' contributions to the profession with these love letters from leaders in the veterinary profession.
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FIRSTLINE: Sep 24, 2015
Take this quick quiz to see if you’re stacking up the skills that will get you noticed at your veterinary practice.
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FIRSTLINE: Aug 26, 2015
Knock, knock. Your job’s at the door. It’s been missing you. Can your veterinary life still work after a baby rocks your world?
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FIRSTLINE: Aug 20, 2015
Whining about your pay gets you nowhere. Learn why your bosses aren’t paying you more. Then bust through their excuses (ahem: reasons) to earn more at your veterinary practice.
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FIRSTLINE: Aug 10, 2015
Is the shadow of pain haunting pets at your veterinary practice? Shine a light on pain management to help dispel pets' fear.
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FIRSTLINE: Aug 05, 2015
A bully on your veterinary team may start with a little growling and nipping, but you need to bark back before they ravage your team’s culture and ruin more than just the workday.
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FIRSTLINE: Aug 04, 2015
Consider these sweet (and affordable) incentives to appreciate your veterinary team. Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too!
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jul 31, 2015
By dvm360.com staff
Getting on board is easier than you think--and it doesn't have to be a chore
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 14, 2015
By dvm360.com staff
Even if you try to regularly thank your team for a job well done, people still enjoy a few minutes of solely hearing praise. In this exercise, you can learn more about how team members view themselves in contrast to how their fellow teammates view them. It's all positivity--no calling out weaknesses--making it fun for all involved.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 14, 2015
By dvm360.com staff
As Stuart Smalley would say, "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!" Since most of us don't get out of bed each morning repeating this phrase, let your teammates remind you with this activity.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 14, 2015
By dvm360.com staff
This activity helps stimulate team members to enact the old adage "treat others as you like to be treated." Each member of the team takes a few minutes to list possible ways they would finish the sentence, "I like it when people are ..."