Who among us isn’t hunting for work-life balance? We’re taught to focus harder and harder on work in order to succeed, when the real key is to do less .
Veterinary technicians navigating pandemic-induced stressors are having mood, energy, concentration, and sleeping problems. Many have lost passion and empathy at work. Flexible mindsets and workplaces and better self-care are crucial to keep our essential technicians going strong.
The building that houses your veterinary practice needs a solid foundation. Read on for five essential ways an employee handbook can improve your practice’s operations.
Kat Zahnd, CVT, never stops! Read on to find out what makes her so awesome!
Hospitals are facing tougher times as team members take jobs at other practices or leave the field completely. Employees may love animals, but they can’t be expected to accept low compensation for their efforts. Here’s a look at how four hospitals are working to value their people.
Being aware of personal pronouns and the impact that they have on the wellbeing of our coworkers and colleagues helps to create an inclusive culture. Show your community and your coworkers that you support them and value their contribution to the veterinary profession and to the world.
Jeff Cheek, LVT, steps in wherever needed and works tirelessly to help All Creatures Animal Hospital succeed in these trying times.
AAHA board director Mark Thompson, DVM, CCRP, weighs in on wellness plans and their importance to veterinary practices. Also in this issue: Ideas for using the AAHA publicity toolbox, a call to connect on the accredited member Facebook page, call for Practice of the Year award entries, Dear AAHA recommends resources for waiver forms, and a primer on AAHA guidelines.
The veterinary profession prides itself on addressing the health and welfare needs of its patients but that’s not always the case with employees. Professionals we talked with pointed out the impacts of these experiences and how change is overdue.
With more than 18 million adults identifying as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, and 7 out of 10 being pet owners, adopting inclusive policies can lead to greater client satisfaction.