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Carpe Per Diem: What's Behind a Relief Veterinarian's Fees

Oct 31, 2019

Cindy Trice, DVM

"Carpe per diem—seize the check." —Robin Williams Relief veterinarians are business-to-business service providers and entrepreneurs. We’ve elected to start our own businesses in pursuit of providing a needed service to our customers, earning a living, and both taking the risks and enjoying the rewards of being business owners. These encompass the reasons many entrepreneurs set up shop for themselves. Yet sometimes there are misconceptions about relief veterinarians and their fees. So let’s break down what’s behind the invoice. Wh...

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The Value of Taking a ‘Bubble Break’ in Veterinary Medicine

Oct 16, 2019
Well-Being
Kimberly Pope-Robinson

Recently, 1 Life Connected and The Bridge Club partnered to host “balloon events” at a large national veterinary conference. Even though we were attending an event with tens of thousands o...

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From the VetPartners Experts: 7 Ways to Keep Candidates Engaged During the Hiring Process

Oct 8, 2019
Human Resources
Stacy Pursell, CPS, CERS

There are many assumptions that a veterinary employer should not make in regards to hiring. One of those assumptions is that a candidate is going to stay in the hiring process all the way until the en...

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From the VetPartners Experts: Listening with Empathy

Sep 27, 2019
Practice Management
Carolyn Shadle

Can communication skills be learned?  I had a woman in a class I once taught on the subject of listening and dialogue who said, “It’s just not me! I’m a yeller. I can’t imagine saying nothing...

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From the VetPartners Experts: Leadership Lessons Learned on the Inca Trail

Sep 18, 2019
Practice Management
Wendy Hauser, DVM

In late May 2019 my family and I hiked the terminal 27 miles of the Inca Trail, ending in Macchu Pichu. As a child, I heard vivid stories of Peru from my father, who grew up in the mountains outside o...

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