The veterinary industry can be tough sometimes—there are long days, cranky clients, and panicky patients. But if you're unhappy with your current job, here's something to keep in mind: There are plenty of applicants who would love to step in and take over for you. So even if you'd like to find a new position when the economy recovers, here are a few tips from Butler University Executive-in-Residence Marv Recht for finding happiness at work.
> Give your best effort. Performing well and being involved in your work will give you a sense of satisfaction, Recht says. As a bonus, your boss will likely notice your initiative, and you won't have to worry about losing your job.
> Look for new challenges. Tackle a new case, appease a cranky client, or look for ways to increase revenue at your practice. Keep things fresh and exciting, and you'll look forward to going to work.
> Find happiness outside of work. Whether you like to play golf, ski, volunteer for a nonprofit organization, or coach a sports team, keeping yourself busy can take your mind off of how bad things are at work.
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