July 2014 Doing Well by Doing Good

Follow a step-by-step guide to recognize potential cases of leptospirosis and educate clients on the risks of exposure. Plus, discover 5 ways your practice can give back to your community.

Table of Contents July 2014

Rounds: Ensuring They Work for the Patient & the Practice

How can you create an environment that uses rounds effectively to start the day right? Who should attend? What information should be gathered?

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Educating Clients about Arthritis in Pets

What many clients consider a general slowing-down and aging in pets may actually indicate the animal is in pain.

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Loyalty is Not Dead: How to Foster Team Commitment

With all the focus on client loyalty, what about that within our practices and teams?

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Fighting Fear in the Workplace

Fear of harsh supervisors, a critical team member, or demanding clients can contribute to physical and psychological distress.

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Crystal-Clear Compliance

Improving client compliance starts with improving compliance within your own team. 

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The Ethics of Death for Convenience

Full context of the client’s entire situation is important when confronted with convenience euthanasia. 

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Carrot Trumps Stick in Team Building

New and seasoned leaders can benefit from The Carrot Principle, which describes the importance of purpose-based recognition in practice.

The Colleague Who Can’t Say No

The inability to say no can negatively affect you, your patients, and your clients. Use these tips to avoid taking on more than you can handle.

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Busting the Myths of Zoonoses

This overview of 3 zoonotic bacterial pathogens can help you provide sound information to clients about zoonotic diseases and reducing the risk of transmission.

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Fighting Disease Outbreaks in Veterinary Practices

This approach draws on lessons from shelter medicine to help minimize the damage of and prevent outbreaks in your practice.

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Thriving in Shelter Medicine

Although public perception of animal sheltering has long been gloomy, advances have been made through awareness, education, and incredibly hard-working teams.

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Tackling Tough Topics with Clients

Understanding your client’s perspective and choosing your words carefully are just a few of the many important tools for effective communication.

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Talking to Clients About Zoonotic Diseases

Educating clients about the zoonotic potential of certain diseasescan be challenging. This approach can help you raise awareness without overly alarming them.

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Following Your Moral Compass

Compassion fatigue and burnout aren’t the only issues facing the veterinary profession. What is moral distress, and how can you manage your moral compass?

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Top 5 Ways To Make Your Practice Part of Your Community

There is no better way to build client loyalty than to involve your practice in your community. Here are 5 ideas to give back.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Canine Leptospirosis

Download and share this handout with clients to answer commonly asked questions about leptospirosis in dogs.

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Zoonotic Protocol for Canine Leptospirosis

This team training plan will help your practice reduce the risk of exposure when handling a suspected or confirmed leptospirosis case before the patient even walks in the door.

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Canine Leptospirosis: Team Roles

Follow these steps to create a workflow for diagnosing and treating leptospirosis, as well as educating clients on proper precautions.

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Canine Leptospirosis: Team Workflow

Follow these steps to create a workflow for diagnosing and treating leptospirosis, as well as educating clients on proper precautions.

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Canine Leptospirosis: Client Conversations

When advising clients with leptospirosis positive dogs, it is important to maintain balance. Consider these topics for your discussion.

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What to Do When Leptospirosis Is Suspected

Use the following tips to manage leptospirosis and protect yourself when handling patients with this disease.

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Canine Leptospirosis

When should leptospirosis be suspected? Which tests can diagnose the disease? These answers can help your team recognize potential cases.

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Social Media Calendar: July 2014

Use this Social Media Calendar to educate clients on the signs and symptoms of common dermatology disorders.

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.