Clinical Suite:
Guide to Team Training

Get ready for tick season and refresh the team on best practices for tick presentations and vector-borne disease prevention.

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Everyday Clinical

Top 5 Complications of Flea & Tick Infestations

One expert names the top 5 complications of flea and tick infestations.

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Top 5 Indications for Fluid Therapy

Fluid therapy can be a potentially life-saving treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions. One expert names her top 5 indications for crystalloid fluid therapy.

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Educating Clients About Managing Feline Hyperthyroidism

Educating clients about hyperthyroidism in cats can influence clients’ short-term decisions, as well as the long-term management of their cat.

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Communicate With Clients

How to Evaluate Your Pet’s Weight & Body Condition at Home

Prevention is better than cure, and teaching your clients the importance of regularly checking their pet’s weight and body condition score (BCS) is an important part of any veterinary practice’s wellness program.

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Time to Intervene? Addressing Client Wellness

Addressing client wellness is never an easy task, but you must know your ethical obligation to intervene on your patient’s behalf.

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Long-term Management of Clients with Pets with Chronic Allergies: Part 2

Working with chronic allergy patients is a multistep process. This second installment focuses on making the appointment itself more efficient.

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Build the Team

Building the Best Team

Team members who work well together to achieve mutual goals are critical for a successful practice. These 4 steps can guide you when developing your dream team.

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What are the Benefits of Applying the Four-Stage Model?

Applying the simple four-stage process outlined here can improve quality of doctor–client and staff–client communication, client satisfaction, client follow-through, and actual pet health outcomes.

Exercise: Develop Your Skills

Think of two recent client interactions that you were involved in: one where the outcome was good and one where it was unsatisfactory from your perspective.

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Develop Your Skills

Balancing Life In & Outside of Practice

Offering working parents accommodations may create conflict when team members who do not have children are not offered the same accommodations.

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A Disturbing Trend: Veterinary Cyberbullying

This report, inspired by veterinarian Shirley Koshi, explores cyberbulling and how veterinary professionals can avoid its toll.

The ISTJ: The Team’s Quintessential Manager

One Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) type, ISTJ, is common among veterinary teams. Find out what ISTJs can bring to the team.

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Manage the Practice

Compassion Fatigue: The Cost of Caring

Caring for your patients can take a toll on your physical and emotional health. Minimize compassion fatigue by identifying stressors form work and home.

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Is a Romantic Relationship with a Client Ever Appropriate?

Does your practice have a policy for dating clients? How should you respond when trying to maintain professional boundaries?

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Team Diversity & Effect on Conflict

Does a team made up of individuals with similar values and personalities lead to decreased conflict and increased satisfaction? Discover the effect of team diversity on conflict in practice.

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Veterinary Team Brief delivers practical skills for team-based medicine—with clinical strategies for team training, peer-reviewed credibility, concise content, essential training modules, and easy-to-implement protocols. From the publisher of Clinician's Brief.