Discipline | Veterinary Economics

Discipline

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FIRSTLINE: Apr 10, 2014
One of our co-workers started a side business selling merchandise. She invited the whole team to her party, and we attended as a friendly gesture. But we felt pressured to buy from her so a few of us placed small orders. Now she's pressuring us to buy more, sending us emails about new products and bringing us catalogs. How do we politely say "No thanks" without making her angry and ruining our work relationship?--Sold out
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2014
Identify and address the root of each problem promptly—you'll learn from your issues and create a pleasant environment at your veterinary practice.
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FIRSTLINE: Feb 01, 2014
There doesn't seem to be appreciation for kennel technicians at my practice. We do a lot of the dirty work and are treated like we aren't as good as everyone else. How can I make my fellow team members value my work?--In the doghouse
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Dec 02, 2013
By dvm360.com staff
Q. I think one of my veterinary staff members is abusing the sick days policy. What should I do about it?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2013
By dvm360.com staff
Veterinarian Tim Dickerson started with a 10-year plan and a monthly budget to tackle his $120K debt.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 18, 2013
By dvm360.com staff
Jan Pol, DVM, continues to practice "old-school" veterinary medicine on reality show many veterinary professionals find subpar.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Sep 04, 2013
Whether you're dipping your toe into social media for the first time for your veterinary practice or you're an obsessive, face-always-in-the-smartphone user, here are tips to make your social media regimen a little emotionally—and physically—healthier.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jul 23, 2013
By dvm360.com staff
Violent incidents can happen anywhere, but there are things a practice team can do to be less vulnerable.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jul 03, 2013
Don't let the stresses of day-to-day life take a toll on your personal wellbeing—or your livelihood in veterinary practice.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 01, 2013
If thoughts of your veterinarian stir you to feelings of mutiny, consider these tips to weather the storms at work and set a course for smooth sailing.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 13, 2013
Should you fire employees if they’ve jumped into an intraoffice romance?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2013
The Institute for Justice has taken up the cause of Dr. Ron Hines, suspended after dispensing veterinary 'advice' through his website, claiming it violates his right to free speech.
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FIRSTLINE: May 01, 2013
By dvm360.com staff
For the past few years, our veterinary practice's kennel business has been declining. I recently learned that an employee pet-sits for clients on the side. The other day a client approached me in an exam room asking if I was the employee who offered pet sitting. When I told him we board pets at the clinic, he said, "Oh dear, I hope I don't get someone in trouble." In fact, the moonlighting employee gave him a tour of our kennel just last week. I realize some people want a more personal approach, but the fact that the pet sitting is a secret going on behind the owner's back bothers me. Help! —Blindsided by boarding
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2013
Substance abuse can easily run rampant in a veterinary clinic environment. Make sure you—and your practice—are protected.
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FIRSTLINE: Apr 01, 2013
By dvm360.com staff
I'm a practice manager at a hospital where several team members, including a doctor, come to work looking like they just rolled out of bed. When I hired all of these people I went over the dress code, which includes professional attire, clean scrubs, doctors in white coats, and neat hair. I want our practice to present a well-put-together, professional appearance. Our clients are judging us from the minute they walk in the front door. I've addressed workplace attire at staff meetings and in the employee handbook, but it doesn't seem to stick. What's the next step?—Dressed for Success