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Chapter 11: Tales from the COVID-19 front lines

“What actions are we going to take that will help propel us into a new normal that includes more compassion, more collaboration and more kindness?”

This week: Dr. Mia Cary on diversity, Dr. Peter Weinstein on leadership and much more. Read the first 10 installments in this weekly series: Chapter 1   Chapter 2   Chapter 3   Chapter 4   Chapter 5 Chapter 6   Chapter 7   Chapter 8   Chapter 9   Chapter 10 Cary Consulting CEO and change agent Mia Cary, DVM There is so […]

social media

Don’t go dark during dark times

Socially Acceptable

Social media plays a key role during evolving situations like COVID-19. Clients will always count on you for pet care advice and as a voice of reason.

Just a few months ago, people were leading normal lives: eating at restaurants, spending time with friends and family, attending sporting events and shopping for groceries without fear of scarcity. In only a month or so, our entire world was upended as the global COVID-19 pandemic spread fiercely without consideration for country, race or ideology. […]

NAVC survey

Career challenges

Student debt, the practice environment and well-being are among the top issues facing veterinarians and veterinary technicians, an NAVC-commissioned study discovers.

Only about half of veterinary professionals — 55% — report high levels of satisfaction with their careers, a new NAVC report finds, with the rest lukewarm about their jobs or outright dissatisfied. Plus, more than 1 in 4 veterinarians and 1 in 3 technicians say they’re likely to leave the industry within the next five […]

student loans

Could loan relief be coming for veterinarians?

Lobbying is underway to include DVMs in the still-pending Student Loan Forgiveness for Frontline Health Workers Act.

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges is raising the possibility of veterinarians being included in legislation that would wipe out some or all of their federal student loans. A bill introduced May 5 by New York Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney would forgive the eligible loan debt of health care workers “on the front line […]


What now?

With little warning, the COVID-19 pandemic pummeled the veterinary industry and transformed patient care, client relations and staffing. Will we ever return to the “old normal,” or is more upheaval still to come?

Over the past few months — it feels like decades — the world of veterinary practice has been totally disrupted from the medical and business perspectives. Before February, many practicing veterinarians were convinced that corporate consolidators, online merchants, millennials or some other outside influence would be the source of the profession’s greatest upheaval ever seen. […]

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