Top 3 Tips: Breaking Bad News

There’s no one size fits all when it comes to breaking bad news in veterinary practice and, unfortunately, having difficult conversations about euthanasia come with the territory. VDS Training Consultant and vet Ruth Serlin offers up her three top tips to consider when facing those difficult conversations.

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Sleep Q&A with neuroscientist and VDS Training consultant Dr Iain Price

Exhaustion can lead to mistakes, lack of reward and enjoyment of our role of being a vet as well as life in general. One of the fundamental ways that we replenish our physical, emotional and cognitive energy is through the process of sleep.

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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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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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