We need a meeting

We need a meeting

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Oct 01, 2005


Jane Larson
Q. We never have staff meetings, and no one ever knows what's going on in the practice. How can we encourage staff meetings?

It's difficult to find time to meet in most practices, says Jane Larson, the hospital administrator at Georgesville Road Animal Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. And asking your doctor to simply hold meetings more often may not spur the desired result. Instead, Larson suggests that you develop team projects that encourage group involvement.

For example, Larson says, you might form a committee to look at the number of dental prophies, ultrasounds, or ear cytologies the practice performs daily, weekly, and monthly. Most veterinary software offers a function to track this data.

"Once you've collected the data, ask your manager if you can present your findings to the whole team," Larson says. "This may start a trend of staff members getting involved and sharing–which is what staff meetings are all about."

Proceedings papers for techs

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

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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)

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

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

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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)

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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)

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Endotracheal tubes are usually made from silicone, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic or red rubber.