Living through a pandemic is really, really exhausting. The mental health risks are real. That means radical, relentless self-care is more important than ever, so we asked a therapist to help think through and potentially reframe concerns veterinary teams likely feel as the days and weeks living with the threat of COVID-19 wear on.
During the COVID-19 crisis, all practices are entering an uncertain economy, either with reduced business from a client base that is sheltering at home, with the reduction of staff members to illness, or from being classified as a nonessential business that must close to prevent community spread of the virus.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed Friday, March 27, provides $349 billion for small business relief, which applies to all veterinary practices with fewer than 500 employees. Here's how to determine the best programs for your practice and their support of your valued employees.
Millions of Americans are working from home—or aren't working—as a result of the pandemic. Here's what their employers are doing about it.
What do you do when COVID-19 divides your tightly knit team? The team at AAHA-accredited North Royalton Animal Hospital is taking monstrous measures to defend against the coronavirus while ensuring continuity for staff, clients, patients, and the practice itself.
The COVID-19 situation is stressing various supply chains. Adjustments to inventory management, especially for SKUs needed for caring for animals, will be critical for the foreseeable future. Animal Health Digest founder Kirk Augustine has helped develop and teach inventory management curricula for veterinary teams. He created a short inventory management paper to help animal health personnel adjust inventories to prepare for supply chain issues.
Things are a long way from being anywhere near back to normal , but with many states starting to relax stay-at-home orders and allowing businesses to gradually begin reopening, employers and staff alike are wondering what that ’ s going to look like. Animal h ospitals are no exception.
As the situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to evolve, it may feel like a roller coaster as you work to add precautionary measures and stretch resources for care.In this environment of safe distancing and new ways of working, collecting payment raises additional concerns.
Learn how your practice can survive and thrive in these unprecedented times during a free webinar, Coming Back from COVID: How to Ensure Your Practice Emerges Stronger than Ever, on Tuesday, May 26, at 3 pm (PST).
As we all experience the COVID-19 crisis, the need for an employee handbook has never been clearer. Here are four essential employee handbook policies that your hospital needs in order to be prepared in advance of a crisis.