2020 has been full of uncertainly with both political unrest and COVID. In this lecture, Monica Maxwell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, will discuss communication in the time of highly emotional stress. When clients and staff are at their breaking point, the smallest amount of conflict can escalate quickly. This lecture will include tips and tools to defuse, reset and help manage stress in a stressful world...

This lecture presented by Human Resources Manager Cheryl Latta, will discuss how to communicate in ways which result in your needs being met, as well as how to acknowledge when others need something of you. Cheryl will review how knowing your audience, actively listening, and communicating feedback are important communication aspects in any clinic. <br></br> This talk is...

Resilience helps us to work through challenges and empowers personal growth. Cultivating resilience through intentional effort is essential given the inherent stressors and challenges within veterinary medicine. This lecture presented by Debrah Lee, LSCW, will discuss strategies to support resilience using current knowledge around self-care, well-being and the impact of stress based on the...

Humans are fallible. Humans make mistakes. And humans are at the core of veterinary medicine. That means that if we engage in the practice of caring for animals, errors will occur. That error might be getting client information wrong, misinterpreting a blood test, giving the wrong drug or the wrong dose. How we respond to those mistakes determines whether they are opportunities for positive...

As veterinary professionals, you take on an emotional burden of distressing situations of your animal patients and clients every day. Balint groups provide a safe environment to discuss with fellow veterinary professionals the stressors and rigors of clinical practice.

A short-and-sweet conference for busy vetmed pros. Registration is free for atdove members! <br></br> <b>Enter your promo code using the "Enter promo code" link when you select your ticket.</b>

Conflict isn’t always an aggressive interaction, and it can take many forms. In this one-hour lecture with Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, learn about the ways that conflict can present itself in the workplace. And, how to be comfortable addressing conflict instead of running away from it. <br></br> This talk is specifically RACE-approved for .5 DVM or .5...

Making the transition to online learning has become a reality for many schools and universities, and the Rock Creek Campus of Portland Community College is no exception. In this blog, learn from Technician Instructor Laura Harris, CVT, about how the veterinary technology program is working around the clock to take care of their animals, co-workers, and students.

 

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With the passing of time, there are many different reactions that we may be experiencing as our “new normal” unfolds during the COVID-19 pandemic. One feature that seems to linger is a persistent, low level anxiety that has shifted our baseline for stress tolerance. Things that were bearable annoyances in the past may feel like day ruining events in the moment, or we may feel so overwhelmed...

An unexpected outcome of this pandemic has been that it’s changed my days off. This weekend, the general sense of unease that has settled in since the pandemic began was accompanied by something else. Up until a month ago, my time off was usually reserved for the weekly grocery run, chores at home, leisurely walks, and time to recharge. This weekend, the time seemed to stretch and felt all...

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