If you take emotional responsibility for everyone else's problems, putting their monkeys on your back and in your mind, you'll have a hard time finding room for your own needs at the end of the veterinary workday.
Don't give up on a patient—or a pet owner. Every exam room visit is an opportunity to cherish and optimize a patient's health with needed vaccines, recommended diagnostics and care for problems a pet owner didn't even know the pet was facing. Here's how Dr. Ernie Ward makes the most out of what looks like a cursory visit.
A wildly innovative session at all three CVC shows this year puts pet owners in a room and on camera with a classroom of attendees next door listening to their exam room and practice experiences. Here are four things moderator Brian Conrad, CVPM, learned at the first one in Virginia Beach.
While the financial problems plaguing veterinary education may hog the spotlight, this young veterinarian says it’s time to talk about the other issues—those that occur behind closed doors and within closed minds—that are making students sour.