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Vet Futures

Traditionally, we’re a reactive profession.  In a modern era moving at an exponentially rapid rate, we need to start being PROACTIVE and future-proofing.  Join the debate and get involved… before the change happens and you wish you’d had your say earlier.

We’re summarising the RCVS/BVA joint initiative to encourage the veterinary profession to take control of its destiny.  It seeks to discover, alongside members, how the veterinary profession can remain sustainable and relevant, Continue reading

Vets: Stay, Go, Diversify LIVE Virtual Dreamcatcher

So if you were lucky enough to attend VSGD LIVE and have been inspired, the important thing is to take your dream and now catch it.

Download your virtual dreamcatcher below, type in your dream, then save it as your phone wallpaper, print it out and stick it to your bathroom mirror, or have it made into a fridge magnet.  Reminders area powerful!

Dream Catcher Yellow

Dream Catcher Pink

Dream Catcher Blue

Remember, the end goal can seem difficult, even impossible.  But start with step one, then step two… and so on until you get there.  Yes, there will be challenges, but they won’t be daunting if you keep them bitesize.

And ensure you have support.  In this age of networking you have unparalleled access to resources.  Make use of these, and connect with people who can help you.

If you’re not a member, join the VSGD community for ideas and support.

Dealing with difficult clients

Dr. Joanna Cates, clinical psychologist, writes for Vetsnet:

“It’s sadly not uncommon for veterinary staff to be on the receiving end of some pretty difficult behaviour from their clients – and I’m not talking about those of the animal variety. I mean the human ones!  Rude, grumpy, ungrateful – perhaps even aggressive. From time to time all vets know what it’s like to have to deal with clients whose social skills are less than ideal. Continue reading