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We are here to help ensure the future and wellbeing of your veterinary career and practice. Below you can find useful articles regarding veterinary mentorship and careers in veterinary medicine.
Curbside communication in emergency practice

Curbside communication in emergency practice

How to make your emergency curbside visits as productive as in-person visits As we all know, most US veterinary clinics converted to curbside visits in 2020. Over the past approximately 2 years, most clinics have reopened their doors to in-person visits. However, many...

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Letting Go of the Gold Standard

Letting Go of the Gold Standard

When clients decline gold standard treatment, new grads can feel like they’ve let down their patients—especially if the pet is critical or the treatment would be curative. Of course, this is natural. After years of honing their diagnostic skills and learning the...

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Behind Every Mentor is Another Great Mentor

Behind Every Mentor is Another Great Mentor

Behind every great mentor is another great mentor, and for me, one of those people was Dr. Valerie Creighton. During those precious years between undergrad and vet school, I had the good fortune of working as a tech assistant for Dr. Creighton at her then-practice,...

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Preventing Burnout

Preventing Burnout

What is burnout?   Psychology Today describes burnout as “..a state of emotional, mental, and often physical exhaustion brought on by prolonged or repeated stress.”   Burnout is a significant problem in the veterinary field and it has only increased during...

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5 Ways to Help Make Your Workspace Ergonomic

5 Ways to Help Make Your Workspace Ergonomic

What is Ergonomics? Ergonomics is the study of people's efficiency in their working environment. The goal is to help people create habitats and systems that fit their needs. Ergonomics strives to enhance general efficiency and productivity daily and alleviate...

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Are you a dog person or a cat person?

Are you a dog person or a cat person?

As a vet, I get asked this question all the time. Clients love to connect with me about our mutual love of the same species, breed, or even age. When I mentioned my 18 year-old cat in a workplace bio, I suddenly had new clients who came to me because they "heard I...

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5 Things I’ve Learned From Being a Mentor

5 Things I’ve Learned From Being a Mentor

5 things I’ve learned from being a mentor: 1. I LOVE being a veterinarian! When I get to mentor a new grad, I'm able to relive that excitement I felt at the beginning of my career. When I witness a lightbulb moment or watch someone conquer a new skill, I remember...

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Myths in Vet Med, a series

Myths in Vet Med, a series

Myth #1: New grads know how to do everything. Um, nope. Sure, we know A LOT when we graduate, but there is still so much to learn. After four years of vet school and a yearlong internship, I began working at a small animal private practice. My first surgery there was...

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