Denver Veterinary Hospital robbed at Gunpoint!

Be safe! Be cautious! Be prepared! Please review your employee handbooks for protocols established in your veterinary hospital. NOW is a good time to have a drill and discuss with your team what to do, how to react, what to remember and how to play it safe!

13 Ways to Prevent a Robbery at Your Hospital, DVM360, Phil Seibert, CVT from SafetyVet:

http://veterinarybusiness.dvm360.com/vetec/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=721622

Here is the news story of Coal Creek Robbery in Arapahoe County: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/30641900/detail.html

Employee Handbook Policy Example:

It is important to remember two things:

• Robbers want one thing – your money or property – and they want it quickly.

• Robbery is a risky business and robbers are usually nervous. You do not want to delay a robbery in any way and increase the potential for violence. Give the robber what he or she wants and do it quickly. Do not risk your life, or another person’s life, for property.

http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?a=31555&c=29869

AAHA Be Safe! Award winning Video: https://www.aahanet.org/Store/ProductDetail.aspx?type=SafetyandOSHATools&code=OSHAZ1

What’s your EQ?

What’s your Emotional Intelligent Quotient?

Increasing your EQ is possible, determine where you are right now, then make plans to improve you Emotional Quotient.

Yesterday I had lunch with a friend and we began talking about co-workers and HR managers. Our final consensus, wouldn’t it be great if all employees were tuned into understanding their own EQ and how HR issues may decrease? EQs can be increased!

Take the QUIZ, it may take approximately 7 minutes and worth it:

http://psychology.about.com/library/quiz/bl_eq_quiz.htm

It’s important to remember that no matter how good your score is, there is always room to improve your emotional intelligence.  Consider areas where you are not as strong and think of ways that you can learn and grow.  Take stock of your strong points and find ways to continue to develop and apply these skills.

10 FREE ways to create goodwill with your employees

#10: Compliment employees when you see them helping a co-worker, whether they’re pitching in to unload boxes, loaning a sweater, or explaining a new procedure.

 

http://thepowerofgoodwill.com/blog/2009/01/10-free-ways-to-make-your-employees-happy/

What do you do to sincerely encourage your fellow co-workers? Goodwill and true sincerity go a long way!

Salary Statistics for Various Titles in Veterinary Medicine

You may wonder what other individuals are making in veterinary medicine. I recently wrote proceeding notes for the CACVT Spring Conference and it was powerful brining together various survey results in one place. Tell we what you think.

Following are statistics for salaries of veterinary technicians, assistants and managers from various sites:

  • National Association of Veterinary Technicians (NAVTA),
  • Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians (CACVT),
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS),
  • Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) and
  • American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) for various positions and titles. You may appreciate having these statistics all in one place. Continue reading