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Articles by Ernest E. Ward Jr., DVM

Ernest E. Ward Jr., DVM

From fat and feeble to lean and lively (sponsored by Iams)
September 1, 2011

With increasing weight comes increased weight-related disorders, especially osteoarthritis and type 2 diabetes. It's up to veterinarians to reverse this trend and save our patients from suffering needlessly.

90 days to perfection: A week-by-week guide to training new staff members (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

How do you take a new hire and mold them into a productive team member in 90 days? Methodically. The key to developing successful staff members (or quickly weeding out those that won't benefit your practice) is to have a training plan in place before they start.

Bosses don't get bad days (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

Lots of leadership books and experts detail steps you can take to become a better leader. Trouble is, many times they omit the single most important trait of exceptional leaders – a positive attitude.

Stop doing these things to become more successful (Part 1) (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

Success – it's what we all strive for in life. Whether we want a successful career or relationship, we all seek the best in ourselves and others. And most veterinarians achieve success.

I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired: Change your life in 30 minutes a day (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

Have you ever had one of "those" days? You know, the kind where things started of slow, your energy seemed low and your enthusiasm even lower.

Success in the new normal: How to adapt and succeed in today's environment (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

Let's face it; things are just not the same anymore. The recession of 2007 until now has changed the way we earn, spend, and think about money. Many of our clients have lost or changed jobs during this period.

Stop doing these things to become more successful (Part 2) (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

These are issues concerning your interpersonal and leadership behavior. These are the everyday annoyances that create toxic workplaces. This is something you do that negatively affects someone else. This is great because they can be fixed, often by doing nothing.

Weighing in on obesity: Creating a pet weight loss program for your clinic (Proceedings)
April 1, 2008

We see it every day: fat cats, fat dogs, fatter cats and fatter dogs.

Let's talk about it: Getting the best medical history from your clients (Proceedings)
April 1, 2008

We do it every day with practically every patient and client.


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