Trends®

June 2023

In This Issue: Rethinking Recruitment; Social Media: Your Secret Weapon; Selected Endocrinopathies Guidelines; Bridging the Gap to Belonging; and more!

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Inside AAHA June 2023
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June 2023

Inside AAHA June 2023

AAHA director Cheryl Smith, CVPM, weighs in on the challenges of recruitment and the need to encourage technicians’ professional development. AAHA Community asks how to re-assign caseloads after a veterinarian leaves the practice.

Notebook: June 2023
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June 2023

Notebook: June 2023

News briefs from across the industry and beyond. This month’s articles include: CDC Warns of Emerging Threat of Cat-Transmitted Sporotrichosis; UC Davis Study of Symblepharon in Kittens Breaks New Ground; New Research Shows Environmental Impact of Small Animal Parasiticides; and more.

Rethinking Recruitment
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June 2023

Rethinking Recruitment

It’s a job-seekers market, so we need to work even harder to make a career in veterinary medicine appealing to as many people as possible. Melody Martínez, CVT, talks about building workplace cultures that are welcoming to people of all cultures, races, and genders.

Your Secret Weapon for Recruiting
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June 2023

Your Secret Weapon for Recruiting

In today’s era, social media has perforated almost every area of our lives, and in recent years, the business world has certainly noticed. Digital marketing specialist Nicole Scott-Jones explains how by leveraging the power of social media, you can showcase your clinic’s culture and team dynamics while also highlighting the unique aspects of each job position.

Authentic Leadership: What It Is and Why You Need It
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June 2023

Authentic Leadership: What It Is and Why You Need It

This article defines authentic leadership. It also outlines the roles of one’s personal history and life experiences, the larger social context, and self-awareness in it. Questions are provided to prod the reader to examine his/her/their authentic leadership style.

This Job BITES!
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June 2023

This Job BITES!

Education and protocols can lessen risks of bites and scratches

Bridging the Gap to Belonging
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June 2023

Bridging the Gap to Belonging

In the midst of more conversations around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging than ever before, people with whom we share critical patients and break room donuts are being forced to hide who they are, flee their homes, and live in fear simply for existing as they are. A conversation with Ewan D.S. Wolff, PhD, DVM, DACVIM, sheds some light on this critical problem.

Employee of the Month, June 2023
June 2023 Employee of the Month, Heather Stitzel, RVT

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June 2023

Employee of the Month, June 2023

This month’s employee of the month $500 prize winner is Heather Stitzel, RVT, of Edmond East Animal Hospital in Edmond, Oklahoma!

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