Articles by Shawn McVey, MA, MSW - dvm360
Articles by Shawn McVey, MA, MSW

Ask Shawn: Ouch! Am I totally toxic team member?

Oct 1, 2012

What do I do if I'm the toxic team member?

Ask Shawn: Dissed by our veterinarian

Sep 1, 2012

Our veterinarian constantly picks on everything we do at work. Help!

Ask Shawn: Getting a fair shake as a male veterinary technician

Jun 1, 2012

I'm a male technician in a mostly female practice. I've been here just as long as another female technician who's less experienced than me. She was promoted—I wasn't. How do I get my fair shake?

Ask Shawn: How can we stop bathroom break abuse in our veterinary clinic?

May 1, 2012

Our assigned office call technician takes frequent, long restroom breaks. How should I approach this topic with the employee?

Ask Shawn: The case of the missing kitten

Mar 1, 2012

Learn what to do when a veterinary client finds a lost pet and doesn't want to return him to his owners.

Ask Shawn: Handling a racist client in veterinary practice

Feb 1, 2012

You can show offensive veterinary clients the door.

Ask Shawn: Pain in the heart

Jan 1, 2012

Here's what to do when the veterinarian at your clinic doesn't believe in pain management.

Creative rewards for veterinary team members

Dec 21, 2011

Innovative ideas for showing gratitude.

Top 10 signs that your veterinary practice is toxic

Nov 16, 2011

Do these describe your clinic? Let's hope not.

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