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Survival skills

 
VETTED: Aug 07, 2017
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.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 04, 2017
You can brush up on slang, dialect, accents and weird vocabulary to reach pet owners in the exam room. But the best way to be understood in veterinary practice is always, first, to listen.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jul 21, 2017
I helped my overworked, stressed-out, freaking-out self by creating a support group online for veterinarians and veterinary team members who feel the same way.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jul 21, 2017
You're not alone in wondering. CVC educator Dr. Dave Nicol takes on imposter syndrome.
 
VETTED: Jul 20, 2017
By dvm360.com staff
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.
 
VETTED: Jul 07, 2017
Why the hit HBO show has something to teach those who lead in veterinary medicine. Are you Stark, Lannister, a Direwolf or one of those misfit leaders? (Hint: I'm down with Khaleesi.)
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 07, 2017
Do you pull the strings in your life and career? Or do you think luck, fate and other people are the deciding factor in your happiness and success?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jul 07, 2017
Believing you have some control over the events in your life is crucial to happiness and could make a huge difference in your personal life and veterinary career.
 
VETTED: Jul 03, 2017
Pained veterinary associates get the help they need in our first “Vets Ask Dr. Dave.”
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jun 30, 2017
These items help my older patients—whether they're just slowing down or nearing the end—to live more comfortable, pain-free lives. How many do you already use or recommend?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jun 21, 2017
By dvm360.com staff
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.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 26, 2017
By dvm360.com staff
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.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: May 15, 2017
CVC educator Dr. Caitlin DeWilde lays out social media and website needs for the beginner, the journeyman and the advanced veterinary practice manager or owner.
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FIRSTLINE: May 03, 2017
The classes and labs guarantee education at a conference like CVC, but don't count out the exhibit hall when it comes learning about new technology at your own pace.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 23, 2017
What do you do when you find a microchip at your veterinary practice and the pet owner says "no," you can't scan it? Here's how I handle it.