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Self-Care and Servant Leadership Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Dec 10, 2019

Mia Cary, DVM

Ever wonder why flight attendants tell us to put on our own oxygen mask before helping others with their oxygen masks during an emergency? It's because we are better equipped to help others when we take care of ourselves first. This is practicing self-care, which is easier said than done, and it's easier to do on our good days than on our bad days.  We often need a tipping point of some sort that forces us to accept this guiding principle to be true. My tipping point was in my early career days with Boehringer Ingelheim (BI). I received...

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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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2019 VetPartners Mid-Year Meeting in Review

Aug 29, 2019
VetPartners Meetings
Sarah Rumple

The VetPartners 2019 Mid-Year Meeting is officially in the books, and this one will go down as a doozy (in more ways than one!). The 2019 VetPartners Mid-Year Meeting by the numbers I know what you...

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From the VetPartners Experts: Gossip in the Veterinary Workplace

Aug 20, 2019
Practice Management, Well-Being
Michelle Harcha, DVM, MA

Sitting in a workshop complaining about someone that was gossiping about me, I realized that I was gossiping about her as well. It was a moment of profound insight because I had no awareness that I wa...

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