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FIRSTLINE, Jul 1, 2013
Pearls of Practice
The VHMA files: Take the ouch out of feedback in your veterinary clinic
Use these tips to deliver honest feedback to employees and coworkers.
Practice life: Put parasites in their place
Educate pet owners about how to use topical parasite prevention and other steps they need to take in their household.
Dental corner: Stomatitis in a Maine Coon cat
By Patricia March, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Full mouth extractions offer hope for a cat with widespread oral inflammation.
Bounce away a bad day at your veterinary practice
After a hard week, Metzger Animal Hospital employees got a great break.
Weight loss: What's your role in veterinary practice?
Help pets that come to your veterinary practice reach a healthy weight with these tips and tools:
Ask the Experts
Ticked at a texting veterinary team member
By Shawn McVey, MA, MSW
Q: A team member hangs out in the kennel area on her phone and spends all her work time texting her boyfriend and Facebooking with friends. Some of the other team members and I end up working harder to pick up the slack. How can I tell the manager without sounding like I'm tattling?—Tempted to tattle
Team Training
3 steps to pierce veterinary clients' vaccine concerns
Avoid blowups and miscommunication by teaching your team to offer pointed information about your vaccination protocols.
Communication Strategies
The veterinary practice manager behind the mask
By Sheila Grosdidier, BS, RVT
Your terrible, horrible, no-good manager may not be as bad as you think. Consider these eight secrets that help explain why they do the seemingly crazy things they do.
Professional Growth
Who's steering your practice?
By Cori Weber
If thoughts of your veterinarian stir you to feelings of mutiny, consider these tips to weather the storms at work and set a course for smooth sailing.
How I survived a demanding boss
By Rachael Simmons
Have an awful boss at your veterinary practice? Learn how Rachael Simmons dealt with hers.

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