...he always scrambled from the car and pranced through your door with a smile on his face. In his view every visit to you was a party with friends.
Posted on Feb 28, 2014 by Hope VS
Bureaulogical Disorders: What Else Besides the Medicine Do You Need to Know to Be Successful
In this presentation we will define leadership, identify a few traits every leader should develop and show the impact leadership can have on your life and the lives of those you lead. We will also present strategies for successful communication in today’s complex workplace environment. The composition of the workforce has transformed over the years, and integrating differences in gender, race, and ethnicity is vital to the success of a business. Recently, another factor has been recognized as significant: age diversity. As a result of such things as delayed retirement, second careers, and a faltering economy, the age range of employees can be anywhere from 16 to 60, and everywhere in between. We now face four generations of individuals each having been raised with distinct technologies and lifestyles. If not managed appropriately, these differences can have profound effects upon productivity and morale. Then again if we can find a way to understand and appreciate the differences, we will be able to attract and retain the best talent, minimize conflict and create a highly functioning team.
The goal of this program will emphasize the skills needed for improving communication, not only within the veterinary healthcare team, but also during client interaction. The ultimate result is a well-balanced team atmosphere that will directly and indirectly have a positive impact on client satisfaction. We hope to create awareness for various communication challenges and discuss strategies on how to become most effective in communicating with team members, supervisors, and clients. In closing we will present an overview of the guiding philosophy that underscores the CULTURE of leadership and communication we are trying to create within our hospital. We will review our hospital’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and Behavioral Expectations and entertain questions on the subject.
Posted on Feb 28, 2014 by Hope VS
Saturday March 8, 2014
10:00 am -12 Noon
Topics covered will include:
Anticipatory grief in pet care giving
A guide to planning ahead
The grief journey
Life after loss
Supporting the bereaved
Healing after loss
When to get another pet
Please RSVP to email@example.com
In March 2008 a man and his two dogs embarked on a cross-country trek that was inspired by the loss of his Great Pyrenees to cancer. Some of you have heard the story of Luke Robinson, Hudson and Murphy…
They walked from town to town sharing Malcolm’s story and educating people about cancer in dogs and as they built a nationwide grassroots movement, Mr. Robinson had a vision: 2,000,000 dogs walking simultaneously all across the United States for cancer. If 2 dogs could walk over 2,000 miles surely it was possible!
And that’s how the 2 Million Dogs Foundation was born and the legacy that started out with just a man who lost his beloved dog continues.
This past weekend Hope VS had the pleasure of hosting Luke and introducing him to some of our favorite fighters. Click here to read the full article.
Hope VS has some exciting news to share with you! Kim Slensky, DVM, DACVECC was selected out of 3,100 nominations from pet parents across the county as 2014 Petplan’s Veterinarian of the Year Award winner! Kim and her husband Brett were flown to Viva Las Vegas this past weekend for the 2014 Veterinary Awards Dinner held in concert with the 86th Western Veterinary Conference. Kim’s nomination was selected by an independent judging panel, comprised of 12 prominent pet health professionals and veterinarians, who volunteered their time and expertise to evaluate the three finalists in each category of practice of the year, veterinarian of the year, technician of the year, and practice manager of the year. The winners were selected for their commitment to providing an exceptional level of care to pets, delivering exemplary customer service to pet parents, and showing devotion to educating and improving their communities.
Dr. Slensky’s nomination struck a chord with Petplan because it not only described the lengths she goes to for her four-legged patients – it gave them insight into her leadership skills, dedication and empathy. It was clear that Dr. Slensky not only delivers exceptional veterinary care (with heart!), but she also demonstrates leadership and acts as an example for her fellow caregivers in an emergency setting. Her compassion, dedication and veterinary acumen clearly go above and beyond the norm.
“I’ve known Dr. Slensky for my entire career in veterinary emergency and critical care. I watched her complete her residency and develop her skills as an outstanding and committed specialist in her field. Working beside her, I’ve seen her dedicate 110% to every one of her patients. I’ve even witnessed her husband drive one of her labs into work so they could donate blood to save the lives of her patients. She possesses patience, empathy, organization and leadership, and her client communication is exceptional. Kim has always been my favorite doctor to work beside. She is calm, laid back, respectful, smart, and attentive to her patients and my concerns for them. She deals with any challenge that comes her way and remains cool as a cucumber. She isn’t afraid to hold back either. When she sees an area of improvement or growth that is needed for the practice she is a strong force and others also share in my respect for her. Personally and professionally Dr. Slensky will always be my #1 vet of all time!” – Amy S., colleague
Here’s why we think she stands out above the rest everyday…
“I believe that every patient deserves my best effort, every day. I think it’s simple, but true…I am a patient advocate, a clinician, a care taker and at times, a psychologist (without formal training of course!). But the bottom line every day is that I will do whatever I can to improve the quality of life of those patients that are entrusted to my care.” Kim Slensky, DVM, DAVECC
See why her nomination was paws over tails above the rest and get the full story at www.gopetplan.com/2014-vet-awards-winners. Way to go Kimmy!!
Did you know that 1 in 3 dogs will be affected by Cancer? And of those half will die. Hope VS is helping to “strike” out canine cancer and we need your help!
The HOPE VS Oncology Team is excited to be participating for our second year at the Bark and Bowl event. We will lace up our smelly, rented bowling shoes and rally together for the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Canine Cancer Foundation to further fund canine cancer research.
Our goal is just $500 for the Hope Oncology Team to secure a lane at this year’s event but we HOPE to raise more! Please consider visiting our team page and supporting us by leaving any size donation in the name of a pet that is currently battling cancer or one who might have lost their battle.
To support us, click HERE.
And if you think you can bowl better than us…which you probably can…consider starting your own team and joining us the night of March 22nd at Facenda Whitaker Lances in East Norriton, PA! Go to barkandbowl.com for more information!