A work-study partnership between Mission Animal Hospital and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School is giving students from underrepresented backgrounds a jumpstart on vet med careers—and helping diversify the profession in the process.
Workplace gossip is toxic for employee morale (and it is not great for business either). Practice owner Jenn Galvin dishes on why the whole team deserves better than a culture of bad-mouthing and rumor-spreading.
Vet med professionals from all over contributed to Veterinary Visionaries' second “solving event” through video testimonials. The results make it clear: Leaders need to listen, build their empathy muscles, modify policies, and drive systemic change to reverse employee attrition trends.
Stress First Aid was originally developed for the US Navy and Marine Corps as a way to monitor and manage stress , both individually and on teams. Now it’s being adapted for veterinary practices .
Stress First Aid is meant as a common language and a flexible framework of action steps that can be integrated into your practice’s daily operations . Explore how you can use the 7 Cs of SFA to support yourself and co-workers in veterinary practice.
Stress First Aid identifies four types of stress injuries, including trauma, loss, inner conflict, and wear & tear. These have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic, significantly impacting the mental and emotional wellbeing of those in the veterinary field.
Searching for a community who really gets you? Veterinary Hope Foundation offers online support groups customized to your type of practice and job role, where you can lean on others just like you—without the judgment or the stigma.
Once we learn to check in and identify stress, we can take action . The 7 Cs of Stress First Aid are calming and de-escalation tactics that can help ourselves and our teammates.
Are you a vet tech who dreams of owning a practice? Or are you an owner with a superstar technician you’d want to partner with? When techs own veterinary practices, their insider knowledge is a tremendous asset.
Founded in 2023, the online collaborative space known as VetHive operates on four principles: creating a culture of support, rejecting the ivory tower mentality, being our authentic selves, and viewing veterinary medicine as a team sport. NEWStat chats with founder Kate Baker, DVM, MS, DACVP (Clinical Pathology) .