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Check Out These Mental Health Resources

Today is World Mental Health Day. Here are some resources that can help you and other people you know and care about!

Help Create a Destiny

The Pygmalion effect, or Rosenthal effect, is a practical way you can mentor and support clients and their employees.

Vet Techs Address the Need for a 'Living Wage and Respect'

Eight veterinary technicians share their perspectives on their careers and the choices they've made along the way.

Lead the Way in these Uncertain Times

Step up, communicate and solve problems for your business, your clients and your staff.

New Information and Member Support from AABP

The association strives to keep members informed about the organization and the livestock and veterinary industries at large.

9 out of 10 veterinarians cite increased stress levels in new research report

A wide-ranging Veterinary Wellbeing Study is the third such survey Merck Animal Health has conducted since 2017. Veterinarians say they are dealing with increased stress levels and more concerns about student debt.

Do You Have Grit?

Do you ever wonder how some people seem to fall into a pile of cow manure and come out smelling like a rose? Those successful types probably have a high level of grit and a lot more perseverance than meets the eye.

When Your Back is out of Whack

There are three common "physical therapy" type scenarios bovine veterinarians deal with that contribute to injury, discomfort or pain. With each scenario, check out the body mechanics that can reduce those problems.

The Power of New Blood: Break away from ‘Group Think’ to Innovate and Improve Productivity

When properly motivated, a new associate can help the practice break existing negative behaviors in the business, improve diversity, and help with the resetting of medical and management SOPs.

AABP Votes to Open Membership for RVTs

Dr. Fred Gingrich, AABP executive director, says the decision by association members demonstrates the value, and increasingly important role, technologists and technicians have in food animal medicine.

What Vet Techs Need

Better compensation can keep veterinary technicians on the job and help them avoid burnout. There are five additional factors technicians say can help them feel valued, and they don't cost a dime to implement.

10 Ways to Kick the 'Imposter Syndrome' to the Curb

In an informal survey of nearly 200 bovine veterinarians last year, 95% said they have suffered from the syndrome at some time or other. Here are some ways to address the problem.

Mentorship Matters

Mentoring by experienced practitioners provides a framework for success by helping young veterinarians practice better medicine, develop relationships with clients and deal with hardships inherent in the business.

Power of New Blood

Experienced practitioners sometimes consider hiring new graduates less than ideal. But this is exactly what experienced vets need to do if they want to keep their practice healthy and growing.

Make Mentoring a Priority for Your Practice

Every business leader needs at least two mentors, according to Jon Acuff, an entrepreneur, speaker and author of five best-selling books.

The Power of New Blood

Experienced vets often consider hiring new graduates less than ideal. But this is exactly what experienced vets need to do if they want to keep their practice healthy and growing.

Help Your Business with Good Work-Life Balance

When employees have a good balance between work and life, they feel a greater sense of control and ownership over their own lives.

'Emotional Compensation' Can Help Fight Labor Shortage

Most businesses currently are fighting the uphill battle of finding and retaining reliable, productive workers. In this environment, employers should not limit their thinking to compensation that is purely financial

Covid Protocols For Clinics Get Updated By The CDC

If you have a mixed practice or work out of a clinic, in addition to going to the farm or ranch to treat cattle, be aware of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations.

3 Ways to Eliminate that Overwhelming Feeling

What did you promise yourself in 2020 that you should do now? While spring is busy, try to find bits of downtime to ponder how your summer and fall can be new and improved.

How to handle workplace burnout, mental health issues

Call it pandemic fatigue or just burnout: You could be losing motivation, experiencing emotional numbness, feel that almost all people drain your energy. Your productivity may drop even if your hours haven’t.

How To Conduct 'Stay Meetings' With Your Employees

A ‘stay meeting’ gives managers and employees the opportunity to continue looking at ways to improve rather than focusing on what was done wrong or poorly in the past year.

AABP Faces 2021 With Resolve

AABP leadership provides a brief review of bovine veterinarians' essential work with producers in 2020 as well as a look forward at programs and events the organization will be hosting and supporting in 2021.

Stress Prevention and Treatment: It’s Not Just for Cows

It’s time to give a toss to the mental ‘rocks’ you’re likely carrying around with you.

"Chick" or Treat: Costumes Inspired by the Barnyard

Thanks to our readers, here's a slide show of farm-themed Halloween costumes for everyone to enjoy. Stay tuned to the end for a do-it-yourself costume that's sure to turn heads.

Responses Divided on Rural Veterinary Shortage Poll

Is there a shortage of rural veterinary care? It all depends on where you live.

New Bill Would Help Rein in Health Insurance Costs

A recently introduced bill to help lower health insurance costs for small business owners has the backing of farmers and ranchers. Offered by Reps. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) and Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz.), the legislation (H.R

Zoetis offers free personal-wellness resources

Zoetis Inc. today announced the addition of seven new Personal Wellness Modules to VETVANCE, its free, web-based learning resource for the veterinary community. The new 2-3-minute video modules, part of Zoetis' on

Family practice

From the March-April issue: Working day to day with family members in a veterinary practice brings challenges, and rich rewards.