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AVMA harassment policy

May 9, 2008

View the AVMA's model policy on harassment and a discrimination-free veterinary workplace.

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Every breath you take

May 1, 2008

He's watching you. You can't concentrate, you're afraid to be alone with him, and the comments won't stop. Sexual harassment can be relentless, consuming your work and your life. It happened to these women—and it could happen to you. Here's what every woman (and man) should know about sexual harassment.

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9 business facts you should know

May 1, 2008

Firstline Editorial Advisory Board members share the secrets you didn't know you didn't know about the veterinary business.

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Whose career is it anyway?

May 1, 2008

Stop waiting for your boss to notice you quietly toiling away, longing for more responsibility or a promotion. It's your career, so what are you going to do with it?

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When pet owners lie

May 1, 2008

Why do clients pretend they gave medication, swear their pup stays on a leash, or claim their cat never goes outside?

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Sample script: How to discuss chronic pain management

May 1, 2008

"Pet owners don't want their pets to suffer, so we rarely encounter resistance to our pain management recommendations," says Robin Downing, DVM, Dipl. AAPM, owner of Windsor Veterinary Clinic and The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management in Windsor, Colo.

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Scratch the itch

May 1, 2008

Sandy scratches. A lot. When her leg gets going, it makes a sound against the floor like a hammer driving a nail. My mother-in-law, Jane, first noticed Sandy's behavior a few months ago. When Jane took Sandy, a mid-sized 13-year-old mixed-breed pooch, to the veterinarian, he suggested a diet change to curb the scratching that makes her so uncomfortable.

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Are you serious?

April 1, 2008

How you deliver information may be overriding your message—and preventing colleagues and clients from taking you seriously. Learn how to improve your presentation and earn their respect.

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Do you know your stuff?

April 1, 2008

"I'm not the doctor" isn't a reason to not know the answer to these common client concerns. Here's a look at some of the facts everyone should know.

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