It can be hard to remember what life was like before COVID-19. The last month has been a constant rush of news headlines, avoiding those that are closest to you, and frantic lines at the grocery store. But in these times, practicing empathy can help us when we need help the most. Learn from Well-being Program Director Debrah Lee, about how empathy can join us together in times of uncertainty....

There is a lot that we are trying to contend with during this crisis. For many of us, there’s an underlying sense of urgency and helplessness as we try to find something to control in this surreal, and often uncomfortable, new landscape. There are many different reactions we may be experiencing as a result of this including those mentioned in our previous wellbeing article:

Anger...

Current PPE shortages mean finding creative and innovative ways to offer protection for team members. The recommendation for medical staff is to wear N95 respirator masks during COVID-19. These masks are best at catching at least 95 percent of particulates and form an airtight seal over the nose and mouth. Simpler surgical masks are designed to stop splashes and droplets and can prevent a...

While it may seem impossible to take care of yourself in these uncertain times, there are a few simple ways to take a moment for you. A few times throughout the day, try this structured breathing exercise to regain your focus.

With so much information at our fingertips with COVID-19, we wanted to share new procedures we are doing today (though these may change tomorrow) to help protect our staff, clients, and community. Here at DoveLewis, we are being transparent with our staff and clients about implementing measures for social distancing precautions, as well as what clients should plan for with the health and...

Many of you may be encountering the same supply shortages we are during the COVID-19 pandemic. You may be encountering a limited supply of hand sanitizer left and may not be able to obtain more in a reasonable time period. So, DoveLewis' Chief Medical Officer Shana O'Marra, DVM, DACVECC, decided to make a batch of sanitizer based on the WHO guidelines to help combat sanitizer shortages at our...

We may be beginning to feel like we have more questions than answers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not unusual to experience a wide range of thoughts, feelings, and reactions. Some of these reactions may include:

Anxiety, worry, and panic Feeling helpless Withdrawing socially Difficulty concentrating and sleeping Frustration and anger Hyper-vigilance over your health and body...

Social media is a powerful tool to use in your clinic. There are about 3.4 billion active social media users worldwide. With this many people on social media, it is your best opportunity to reach new clients while also building trust with your current client base as well.

By establishing a social media presence, your practice can build relationships with pet owners in your community...

Although there is a growing awareness of compassion fatigue and burnout in the field of veterinary medicine, most efforts have been focused individual self-care. In a field with widespread moral distress, where isolation only compounds the trauma, it’s time to join together to address these issues. Join DoveLewis Chief Medical Officer Shana O'Marra, DVM, DACVECC, to learn strategies for...

Chances are at your clinic, you have about thirty important documents that live in ten different places. Seven of them haven’t been updated in the last three years, half were created by someone who doesn’t work there anymore, and almost all have some sort of bodily fluid spilled on them. If you’re lucky, you have the documents saved on a computer.. But most likely you’ll need to completely...

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