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Mic Drop: World Domination: How UVCers Should Take Over the World

Mic Drop: World Domination: How UVCers Should Take Over the World

By Carol Hurst, LVT, CVPM, CVJ   There are many problems in veterinary medicine today. I believe that our Uncharted group has the solution to a lot of those problems. I feel very strongly that as highly skilled professionals, we have an obligation to give back to our profession any way that we can. This service can take many forms: mentorship, starting or joining a local manager group, joining your local VMA, volunteering your time …

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Mic Drop: How to Give Up the Power Struggle – and Win

Mic Drop: How to Give Up the Power Struggle – and Win

by Lauren B. Smith, DVM After going through an unexplained illness last year, I realized just how powerless it can make you feel to not know what’s going on with your own body.  Pets are an extension of us and our families, so it really made me stop and think about what our clients go through when their pets are sick and they need our help. That’s why I decided to speak on power dynamics in …

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Mic Drop: Why I Hire Artists

Mic Drop: Why I Hire Artists

by Saye Clement, DVM I’m a passionate supporter of the arts in my spare time. I got to thinking about why, and came to the realization that artists possess traits that I admire; traits that I want my veterinary team members to have as well! And thus, on a page of a random notebook, this talk was born! (You’ll have to watch to understand that reference!)   The views and opinions expressed in this article …

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Mic Drop: What’s That? A Veterinarian Confronts Hearing Loss, and Maybe You Should, Too.

Mic Drop: What’s That? A Veterinarian Confronts Hearing Loss, and Maybe You Should, Too.

by Bruce Francke, DVM   It took me several years to finally admit that I was having a hearing problem. I think it’s human nature to deny your shortcomings as long as possible, but communication is critical in my job! As a medical professional, it’s what I do all day long, every day. It took some honest talk from my team members to convince me that I needed to address my hearing problems.   When …

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