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Team Center - Team Building

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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jul 19, 2016
By dvm360.com staff
Use this to-do list from Lisel Coles, a 2016 dvm360/VHMA Practice Manager of the Year contestant, to make your meetings a little less work and a lot more play.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 14, 2016
A reminder that what works in life also works in the veterinary clinic.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 11, 2016
By dvm360.com staff
(En)lighten your veterinary team’s load with this tip from Annette Engler, a 2016 dvm360/VHMA Practice Manager of the Year contestant.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 09, 2016
Confessions from the veterinarian to the team—and from the team to the boss. Hint: It's the five things the other group really wishes you'd know about them.
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FIRSTLINE: Jun 21, 2016
When our veterinary hospital has an opening, job applicants flood in. They can’t seem to resist our website and our social media pages that show off (honestly) our support of local community, care for patients and teamwork.
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FIRSTLINE: Mar 24, 2016
Two practice management consultants serve up a heaping helping of advice for a credentialed technician struggling in a practice that’s turned a blind eye to an abusive and unlicensed technician who may be pushing the boundaries of the credentialing laws in their state.
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FIRSTLINE: Feb 24, 2016
It doesn’t cost a lot to get proactive about your patients’ weight. Get everything you need to turn obesity talk into weight-loss action at your veterinary practice.
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FIRSTLINE: Jan 20, 2016
Use these tips to tame tempers and vanquish veterinary team tantrums.
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FIRSTLINE: Dec 15, 2015
You don’t need the Force to move veterinary clients. Consider this sage advice from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
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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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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Nov 10, 2015
Are your cat-friendly ideas facing resistance from the dog lovers at your veterinary hospital? Dr. Michelle Lawson overcame doubters with some discussion and contagiously fun tips.
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CUSTOM VETERINARY MEDIA: Nov 09, 2015
By dvm360.com staff
Are you a team member with an entrepreneurial spirit? This flowchart and proposal worksheet will help you prepare to present an idea for a new project or improvements in your practice.
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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 ..."

Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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 patients' lives (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

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.