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Who's tuning in to private discussions?

January 1, 2008

Mrs. Busibodi's eyes say she's examining your tastefully displayed practice brochure, but her dog-like hearing is tuned to eavesdrop so she can catch all the juicy details about Mr. Neverpay's past-due account.

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Sample script: Explain the risks of zoonosis

January 1, 2008

You can safeguard the lives of pets and their families by discussing zoonotic diseases and prevention.

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9 ways to get the boot

October 1, 2007

It's easy to get fired--lying or stealing will l get you there fast. But if you want to take the slow, painful route, use these examples to really ruin your reputation before you get the heave-ho.

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Technicians: It's your turn to shine

September 1, 2007

When you say you're a technician, most people probably ask, "What's that?" You can educate your clients--and co-workers--about the job you do with an educational bulletin board.

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Plant the seeds for a healthy financial future

September 1, 2007

Maybe you can imagine happily working forever. But wouldn't it be nice if you didn't have to? Here's a growth formula to help your seed money blossom into a bouquet of retirement bucks.

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Dangle a CE carrot

September 1, 2007

Q How do I get team members interested in continuing education (CE)?

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Is your work a job or a career?

August 1, 2007

What's the difference between a job and a career, and which would you use to describe the work you do? While some team members deliberately take the veterinary path, others just stumble across it by accident. Regardless of how or why, let's see what the label you've chosen means.

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Can you work and have a life?

August 1, 2007

Yes, but it takes practice. Firstline readers who are 46 to 55 years old are most likely to work more than three hours of overtime, while those who are 56 or older report they're most likely to work no overtime.

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How do you stack up against other professionals?

August 1, 2007

You can probably look down the street and see someone you know doing a job similar to the one you do every day. The only difference: The patients at your practice are pets, and theirs are people.

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