8 ways to earn the respect you deserve (Proceedings)
How often do you sit back and really think about what amazing things you do every day as a veterinary technician? How frequently do you pat yourself on the back acknowledging your education, training, and skills? Do you ever reflect at the end of the day on what you accomplished during that day? How many surgical procedures that you successfully assisted with? How many challenging medical questions you answered? How many anesthesia cases you monitored? How many dentals you performed? How many lab results you correctly interpreted? How many clients you helped, soothed, or provided necessary service to? How many animals' lives you have changed, improved, or saved?
Do you ever sit back and say, "My gracious, I'm awesome at what I do?"
Guess what? YOU SHOULD! Veterinary technicians are extremely important in any veterinary hospital and when you think about everything you do on a daily basis you should be extremely proud (and perhaps a little exhausted!). Your job descriptions are long and impressive and you deserve to have respect for everything that you do.Now, the tough question...do you always feel that you get the respect that you deserve? If your answer is yes, then you absolutely need to attend this presentation in order to share with your colleagues! If your answer is no, then you also need to attend this presentation in order to hear from your colleagues and learn together what you can do. There is no reason why any veterinary technician should not be able to earn the respect they deserve!
In this presentation we will discuss 8 ways (at least!) for you to earn that respect. These will include:
1. Acting the part of a professional
2. Proper communication (including exam room skills)
3. Being a lifelong learner and looking for growth opportunities
4. Being entrepreneurial and looking for ways to improve your hospital
5. Pitching in whenever and wherever you are needed (no, "it's not my job")
6. Handling your emotions in an appropriate manner (emotional intelligence)
7. Assertiveness and conflict management skills
8. Knowing when it is time to move on