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Even the most routine vet visits can be stressful for both the pet and the owner. No matter how skilled you are as a veterinarian professional, trips to the vet can be scary for our four-legged friends and their anxiety can make their caretakers unhappy. The reality of being a vet or a vet tech is that, no matter how exceptional the care, most pet owners report that their pets hate going to the vet. A good way to decrease the tension of...
A resume is a key component to applying for jobs, but they are not always easy to write. What all should you include in it, and how do you emphasize your skills and strengths can be difficult to determine. This is the first thing a prospective employer will see about you, so it is important to make your resume stand out. Here are some tips for putting together a great resume. Contact Information Your name, phone number, and email...
You’ll come across every type of customer or client in any business, but veterinarians deal with some unique situations that take certain skills to master. Knowing how to deal with the many different customers you’ll come across will help you maintain a reputable business.  You’ll also find it easier to retain customers by making them feel comfortable with your services. Being a veterinarian requires you to be...
Marketing and reputation management are key factors to being a successful business owner. Most veterinarians are attracted to the career for their love of biology, medicine, and animals, rather than a love for marketing and promotion.  Whether you like it or not, owning your own veterinary practice will require strategic marketing and good customer service. This will prove to be essential when growing your business with new clientele,...
If you’re an animal lover and looking for a career that you love just as much, being a veterinarian could be just what you need. There’s a reason it’s known as one of the most rewarding and popular careers today.  Becoming a vet requires about 7-9 years of college and will require long days, but none of that will bother you when you’re doing what you love. The truth is there are many reasons why you should...
Many people dream of spending time traveling, but they often do not get to do as much as they would like because of the impact it could have on their careers. Fortunately, there are plenty of jobs for veterinarians that can be found abroad, ranging from working at zoos, in small clinics, or even something in the remote wilderness. What can you do for animals abroad? While the specific tasks you may do for animals overseas are the ones...
Our lives are changing every day and sometimes it forces us to make difficult decisions. In regards to wanting -- or needing -- to look for work in a different state than you’re currently living in, there are many reasons why one would be put in that position.  Maybe you are just looking for a change of scenery and want to find something new. Maybe there’s a shortage of work in the area you currently live in, or maybe you...
Generation Y, more commonly known as millennials, are a huge generation, and there are a lot of millennials that are in the veterinary industry. There is a generational divide between the millennials and the baby boomers, which is often commented upon by the media, and it can make it difficult for the people on either side of this generational divide to work together. As a result, the old strategies used to attract employees may not be having...
There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to the field of veterinarian medicine, some of which can lead to prospective vets walking into veterinary school with certain false expectations or can make some shy away from pursuing a veterinary career. Here are some of the common misconceptions about the veterinary field. You Will Mostly Deal with Dogs and Cats Dogs and cats are the most common pets, and if you are in a general...
A relief veterinarian is someone who steps in at a clinic that is understaffed, allowing them to remain open and not need to cancel or cut back on appointments. Whether this is because another vet in the clinic had an emergency or someone is going on vacation, they are there to fill the void. Here are some important things to keep in mind when becoming a relief veterinarian. It is important to note that a relief vet is an independent...
Employee turnover can be an issue in any veterinary practice but having a high turnover rate in your clinic can be bad for your practice. If you are losing employees who were not contributing much to the practice, it may not seem like a big deal if you have a turnover rate with them, but you should wonder what made you hire those employees in the first place. If you are losing employees who were valuable to your practice, you should also be...
You find your veterinary clinic understaffed but are having trouble filling positions quickly enough. The longer your clinic has open veterinary jobs, the more taxing it will become for your remaining staff, and you. Being understaffed can lead to difficulties in all aspects of your veterinary practice. When understaffed, your other staff members have to take on a greater workload, which can lead to an increase in their stress and...