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Working on Your Core

Working on Your Core

by Dana Meske, Chief Administrative Officer   Six thousand nine hundred and thirty five days, is how long I have been a part of the veterinary world. When I look at the facts that is half of my life and my entire professional career.   As an “elder” (still south of forty) in my workplace one of the things I am asked on a consistent basis, is in relation to client relations. What is the …

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Mic Drop: What If…

Mic Drop: What If…

by Senani Ratnayake, RVT I decided to do my Mic Drop at the Uncharted Veterinary Conference on a topic that is near and dear to my heart. Over the years, working as an RVT, consultant, and speaker (both inside and outside the veterinary industry) I have heard many crazy, heartfelt, and devastating stories that made me stop and think about all of the things that had to line up in order for that story to …

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What Empathy Isn’t

What Empathy Isn’t

By Carol Hurst, LVT, CVPM, CVJ   There seems to be a lot of misconceptions regarding empathy out there. What it is, what it isn’t and how it can help you be stronger. What empathy isn’t.   I tend to categorize people into two groups (despite there being a spectrum, much like there is in most situations). Those for whom empathy comes naturally. Those who can easily put themselves into the situations and feelings of others. …

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Mic Drop: Crisis Management for Your Clinic

Mic Drop: Crisis Management for Your Clinic

by Carrie Jurney, DVM DACVIM When we read about the veterinary suicide problem, I think a lot of us feel sympathetic, but detached from the situation. If you aren’t personally experiencing mental health and wellbeing problems, even the most compassionate person can feel like it’s not your problem. More than that it’s easy to feel powerless against such a big and scary thing. However, one Thursday afternoon I learned that this was in fact my …

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