The Concern; High Turnover, Part I

Turnover is nearly DOUBLED within the veterinary community.

Turnover is nearly DOUBLED within the veterinary community, higher than other industries.



How can I, in one Blog, speak about passionate careers within the veterinary community, and in the next, write about high turnover? Welcome to the veterinary community’s largest challenge.

Over the past decade I have seen, researched, and taken a serious interest in both turnover and careers. This is what I have discovered, in a nutshell; 1. veterinary hospitals are under managed, 2. low salaries need to be scrutinized along with supply and demand and 3. compassion fatigue is under-diagnosed and misunderstood.

Let’s take a deeper look at two of these three topics, under managed and low wages. Compassion fatigue requires its own Blog post (Part II, a bit of a cliff-hanger). Continue reading

Passion-Filled Career in Veterinary Medicine

Consider taking a leap of faith. Consider taking a calculated risk and achieving your goal.



You, too, can wake up every morning excited to get to your job, to work with team members, clients and care for pets and animals. Simply ask yourself,” What do I desire and what brings me joy?”

Tough questions, I know. At times, I feel overwhelmed by projects and deadlines, however I wake up each morning raring to GO! Seriously, after 25 years working in the veterinary community, I am more “charged,” now, than ever before! Continue reading

Disaster Plan Checklist

Planning for an immediate disaster evacuation may seem overwhelming and daunting. To help you look at the project in bite-size, manageable pieces, consider using this checklist as a guide.

A detail checklist can be found on AVMA site along with other valuable resources, https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Reference/disaster/Pages/Emergency-Planning-Resources-for-Veterinary-Practices-Disaster-Preparedness.aspx  Continue reading

Mock Emergency Drill Worksheet

ABC Hospital

01/01/13

Disaster Planning Form to create a Fire or Disaster DRILL

Disaster Planning (DP) Coordinator or Safety Coordinator____________________________

DP Veterinarian ________________________

DP Veterinarian ______________________

Date of Disaster Drill ____________________ Continue reading