Toxic veterinary teams are a problem, and the data shows it’s not just about bruised egos from the gossip and rudeness. It hurts patients too. And the damage caused by one pet's bad experience may never be reversed.
"I tell veterinary clients, 'If you don't come back for a recheck, even if the animal looks good, then you've wasted my time, your time and your money.'" CVC educator James Noxon, DVM, DACVIM, helpfully but truthfully addresses the real elephant in the room when a dog has otitis and needs medicine at home.
Startling data proves that there is a link between toxic veterinary team angst and the care patients receive. Read these tell-all tales from veterinary professionals who've been there and have seen the very worst.
You can't guarantee parasite preventives will work perfectly EVERY TIME. And you can't make pet owners use veterinary approved preventives and use them correctly EVERY TIME. But when a parasite outbreak happens, here's how to ask the right questions and remind everyone to educate clients EVERY TIME.