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...
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,...
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...
Non-verbal Communication in the Age of Wearing Masks

Non-verbal Communication in the Age of Wearing Masks

Non-verbal Communication in the Age of Wearing Masks   Wearing face masks during the pandemic has made communicating with clients – or anyone for that matter – increasingly difficult. We’ve gone from striking candid one-on-ones and group conversations to...
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...