What your veterinary team members love & hate about their jobs

What your veterinary team members love & hate about their jobs

Find out what team members are saying behind your back—and use their comments to create a happier, more productive workplace.
source-image
Jul 01, 2011

What do your team members say about the management of your practice? Do you think they say positive things, negative things, or perhaps something in between? Do your team members enjoy working at your practice—or simply tolerate it because they need the money? The answers to these questions can impact staff morale, motivation, productivity, and your practice's image in the community.

At one of my recent seminars, I asked team members to write down what they loved and hated about the doctors and managers at their practices. (No signatures were required so that participants could be forthright in their answers without concern for repercussions.) I've compiled the replies—the good and the bad—with the hope that they'll provide some insight:


Hot topics on dvm360

Veterinarians: Your clients are going to Google with these cat questions

Search engine shares the top 10 questions people asked about dogs and cats in 2014.

Vetcetera: The complex topic of canine fear-related aggression

A guided tour of resources for addressing this popular and complicated subject, featuring advice from Dr. John Ciribassi.

Reality TV and the veterinarian: Discussing mainstream dog training advice with clients

Your clients may be getting behavior advice from cable TV. Get your opinion in the mix.

Blog: Election results pose obstacles for veterinary prescription law

Flip in U.S. Senate's majority may slow progress of Fairness to Pet Owners Act.

7 steps to a better relationship between veterinarians and rescue groups

A DVM in the city shares his advice to veterinary practices for working with rescues.