Stress on the job can be a good thing. It means you care about patients and clients, and it can help you do your best work. But out-of-control stress can harm your emotional well-being and physical body. Here are tips to manage your own stress and share that knowledge with your team.
Many veterinary professionals fear self-care. I saw, firsthand, at a Fetch dvm360 conference how those who tried yoga or meditation seemed to smile a little easier and to share a little more with their peers.
When veterinary clients and internet trolls gang up on private practitioners, the effects can hurt business, harm reputations and damage psyches of those on the receiving end of cyberbullying. In this series, experts share tools and plans to help avoid internet rampages, deal with them when they crop up, and help make veterinarians and veterinary team members more resilient when people go on the verbal attack.
With exam room conversations about pet obesity, you’re playing the long game. It might take a few chats to get a veterinary client on board that there’s a problem and then more talking to agree to a plan. Don’t get frustrated. Try this.
OK, not a house, but a two-walled exam room courtesy of Animal Arts that stands up beautifully in a veterinary conference exhibit hall. See the photos and read on for some advice from Dr. Jonathan Bloom, who demonstrated Fear Free techniques at the most recent Fetch dvm360 conference.