You can't stop your veterinary practice systems, your equipment, your team or even yourself from breaking sometimes. But CVC educator Dave Nicol says it’s how you plan for and deal with the breakages that makes all the difference.
As veterinary medicine trends toward increased corporatization, let's get real—are things really as bad as you think? Or even better than you imagined? We asked experts from all sides of the debate on whether it's worth it for team members to ascend the (corporate medicine) ladder.
With this toolkit, we'll show you a striking visual representation of why year-round flea control is so crucial—not to mention, how to get your recommendations and communication efforts in tip-top shape. (With an educational grant provided by Zoetis)
When it comes to successful transition to new (and old!) practice cultures after a clinic is sold and bought, you may feel like a big fish in a small pond. This advice should help. Come on in, the water’s fine!
I didn't believe a lower stress approach could make a difference in our veterinary practice … until CVC made a convert of our assistant manager. Here's what we've learned in the process (and how my skepticism has turned to genuine appreciation).
If you’ve ever been blindsided by an employee’s departure from your veterinary hospital, it might be because you’ve clogged communication with logs of blissful ignorance and denial. Here’s some advice to get things flowing again.
Almost three-quarters of veterinary practice owners and managers think they’ve got a clear picture of their hospital’s culture -- and roughly half think they’re doing a good job at managing team conflict. The rest of the team? Judge for yourself, but it’s like the bosses might be digging
themselves a hole.
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.