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March 22, 2024

The state of women in vet med—according to the data

Vet med has been mostly female since 2009 but research suggests inherent bias, unequal resources, and the “motherhood penalty” contribute to why females still trail males in income and status.

October 22, 2022

Veterinary social work: Strengthening the bond

Veterinary social workers are on the forefront of efforts to support the human-animal bond while alleviating some of the stressors for both veterinary team members and animal owners. 

September 23, 2023

Reducing the stigma of substance use disorder (SUD) in vet med

Do you know a co-worker or client who seems to be struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD)? Or maybe you’re the one struggling? Phil Richmond, DVM, CAPP, CPHSA, CCFP, has been there, and now he is on a mission to flip the paradigm about SUDs from stigma to compassion.

March 07, 2024

Reducing turnover: Which approach is right for you?

How you increase employee retention might be practice-wide or it might focus on specific job roles where you see the highest turnover. AAHA’s “Stay, Please” white paper has the data to inform your next move, regardless of which strategy you choose.

November 27, 2023

The evolving mission of the Center for Veterinary Social Work

The Center for Veterinary Social Work at the University of Tennessee is “a space for all professionals with an interest in human and animal welfare to come together to collaborate.” As the field of veterinary social work gains popularity, how it’s taught and practiced is growing up too.

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