Breaking bad news and genuine empathy

Whilst there isn’t a one size fits all approach to breaking bad news to clients, fellow vet and VDS Training Consultant, Elly Russell, offers some top tips to consider.

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Sensitive Communication Around Euthanasia

No one size fits all when it comes to a euthanasia consult. However, the good news is that research has demonstrated there are specific skills that can support us in handling challenging consultations and that practising them with simulated clients, in workshops like those organised by VDS Training, can help develop them. We explore a case study and the skills involved in this blog post.

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Diary of a Veterinary Student: On placement at an exotics specialist hospital

AVS EMS Grant Winner, Zack Pollack, shares his experience of working at a exotics specialist hospital for his EMS placement.

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What is coaching?

Coaching. Everyone seems to be talking about it, but what actually is it?! In this blog and accompanying short video, you’ll learn a bit more about coaching and how it can be an excellent option for anyone wanting to make a change in their life or generally feel better.

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NEW Greener Veterinary Practice Webinar Series launches this month

Veterinary professionals will soon be able to tune in to a new webinar series for advice on how to take the first steps towards being more sustainable in their workplaces.

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Why is Communication Important in Veterinary Practice?

Non-technical skills are often referred to as soft skills but are often one of the hardest aspects of your work to master. Read this blog to learn their importance in a clinical setting, and how they play an integral and essential component within an effective, functioning practice team.

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