A lot has changed over the last 25 years in veterinary medicine- patient care, perscription drugs, and technology just to name a few. Sharon McDermaid, CVT, has been with DoveLewis for 25 years! And she has seen first hand many of these changes in action. Read her most recent blog about a few of the differences between when she started out in 1976, and today.

 

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Recruiting for any position is not usually a favorite task among managers – especially in the veterinary field when you may be stuck trying to fill a shift as quickly as possible – even filling it yourself on some days. Learn from Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, about how wage plays a critical and ever-changing role in hiring and retaining staff. <br></br> This...

Exit interviews are a common practice when an employee vacates their job. Often this information is just placed in their employee file and forgotten about, even when we have the best intentions. But what if we really used this information to its fullest as opportunities for growth within our company? Lean from Human Resources Manager Cheryl Latta about a few tips for conducting the most...

Continuing education and training can have immense benefits on your longevity and happiness in your career. It impacts the patients you are working with today as well as the patients you will treat tomorrow. In this blog, Anthony Hill, DoveLewis TA and future vet school student, reviews how continuing education opportunities lead him from his first position as a CSR, to a future veterinarian...

I attended my first Pet Loss Support Group run by Enid Traisman, MSW, CT in December of 2018. I immediately felt the power of this community resource and felt validated in my own grief by the stories, lessons and experiences of the other attendees and the group facilitator herself. The grief groups are an open to the community, where people of all stages of grieving can share their personal...

Despite having devices at our fingertips designed to connect you to others in an instant, making connections and building relationships feels harder than ever. Learn from DoveLewis Marketing Director Tess Payne, about the importance of making connections with your clients. <br></br> This course has been approved by the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager Board as applicable...

Being open to criticism, good or bad, is vital to being successful in any job. How else are you going to know what to improve on, how to grow, and areas may require more focus?

When it comes to receiving criticism, it doesn’t always come gracefully. We like to think of ourselves as perfect employees, capable of doing no wrong. But is this really true? Not likely. We are all humans, and...

People are changing how they make decisions, and figuring out how to reach your customers can be difficult. Learn from DoveLewis Marketing Director Tess Payne, about how to tackle your marketing channels. <br></br> This course has been approved by the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager Board as applicable toward the continuing education requirement for the Certified Veterinary...

Dealing with a pet’s death is hard, and can be even harder when children are involved. Kids may not understand the magnitude of their pet’s illness, the related expenses, or how to assess quality of life. During these times, you can help clients by giving them a few tips from Enid Traisman, MSW, CT, for communicating with kids about the death of a pet.

 

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Veterinarians and technicians rely on one another every day to perform their jobs. Learn from Veterinarian Christy Michael, BVMS, and Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC) about how to improve communication, simplify hospital processes, and have an overall better experience in day to day roles. <br></br> This talk is specifically RACE-approved for .5 Technician CE credit. <br />...

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