What's This Episode About?
This week on the podcast, Dr. Roark and Stephanie tackle a topic they were discussing with a colleague recently. This colleague is in a position where they are managing an awesome veterinarian – they are providing solid, high-quality care, the clients and team adore them and everything is pretty great. Except that this veterinarian won't STOP working!
They are working 3-4 hours after their shift has ended each day. They are not only making themselves available to their team, but they are also actively communicating about cases and patients on their days off. They cannot seem to unplug from their patients/clients and leave work at work. Our colleague was expressing their serious concern for Dr. Works-A-Lot. They are worried about their mental and physical health and wellbeing. They are worried about and care for this vet. They do not want to see them burn out! They spoke to Dr. Works-A-Lot and it got very emotional. Dr. Works-A-Lot was very upset initially because they felt like they were doing the right thing for their patients and clients by making sure charts were detailed and complete, callbacks were all made, they answered all the questions that needed to be answered, etc.
Dr. Works-A-Lot was seeing things through the lens of feeling criticism vs empathetic feedback about how work was impacting them and also how their decisions were impacting the team. Let’s get into this…
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October 9: Empowering Your Team to Get Positive and Stay That Way with Dr. Tracy Sands
3-5 pm Eastern time
Join founding UVC member, Dr. Tracy Sands for her powerful workshop called Empowering Your Team to Get Positive and Stay That Way! During this workshop, Dr. Sands will teach you some tools to help get your team to start thinking/acting on the bright side. In this workshop you will learn how to:
➡️ Use everyday tools and games that guide team members to focus on positive moments (without pretending everything is sunshine and rainbows).
➡️ Bounce back from negative situations in a constructive way.
➡️ Get your team to actively practice these skills.
➡️ Empower them to stay in that mindset!
Registration is $99 to non-members and free to Uncharted Community members. SIGN UP HERE
Culture is the heart of what makes your practice unique. It’s the blend of personalities, passions and processes that give your team a sense of belonging. It creates a clear understanding of what people can expect from their jobs and what’s expected of them. Culture can build up a practice into the place everyone in town wants to work, or more quickly break it down into the place no one wants to apply.
Every veterinary clinic has a culture — are you being intentional in choosing what yours will be?
A UVC MEMBERSHIP IS YOUR KEY TO FINALLY GETTING THINGS DONE AND GROWING YOUR VETERINARY PRACTICE!
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