Finding Balance

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Work-Life Balance for Employees

We value members on the veterinary team who are passionate about their life’s work, but is it possible to create a workplace environment where the staff can devote themselves to their jobs at a very high level, and still have the energy and time to devote to the other, very important part of that equation—their lives outside of work?

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Get Movin’!

The veterinary profession can be quite brutal when it comes to injuries (acute and chronic) and physical stressors in general. Here’s how to prevent them.

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Eating Healthy for Busy Professionals

Your day may go something like this. Grab a cup of coffee as you rush out the door to the clinic; if you have a minute, gobble down a bagel or donut. You arrive at the clinic, rushing from appointment to appointment with patients or to surgery. Lunch? What’s that? With a little bit of pre-planning, it is possible to have some grab-and-go items readily available to you on the days when life gets too busy.

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Personal Wellness Creating a Highly Effective Veterinary Team

Creating a highly effective team can change everything about how we practice veterinary medicine and experience fulfillment in our careers. effective team as maximizing profit and providing exceptional patient care. Establishing a place for open communication, practicing and promoting nonjudgment, and providing tools to cultivate wellbeing provide us with a framework to build a great team!

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Mindfulness

“Mindfulness” has become a “buzz” word lately and with good reason; however, what we call mindfulness has been around for thousands of years. The practice of mindfulness involves intentionally being fully present in each moment with kindness, nonjudgmentally and without striving for things to be any different than they are. It provides a way to …

Finding Balance: Stress Management

For most veterinary professionals, a day in the trenches may include: multiple heartbreaking euthanasia procedures, an owner who won’t consent to treatment, completing endless SOAPs, long hours with no breaks, losing a patient under anesthesia and having to call the owner, disagreements with coworkers, physical and emotional exhaustion, no work-life balance and financial burdens. The fact is that what we do each day results in some incredible highs and, at times, some crazy lows. The stress our career can sometimes bring upon our daily lives can feel crushing.

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