Today's lesson? Communication! My job as an emergency clinician is to treat emergencies, but sometimes what my veterinary definition of a medical emergency is and what an owner perceives as an emergency are very different. I try to be open and honest. I do a full physical exam to determine if the patient is stable and I listen carefully to what the owner's concerns are.
One owner believed his cat was having an abdominal component to her breathing and he thought she was in respiratory distress. Another owner had a dog with a lung mass and the family was concerned that she wasn't eating.
Both animals were stable, the cat was not in distress and the dog ate a can of wet food out of my hands. We discussed a continued medical plan for at home treatment for the cat since she was recently diagnosed with asthma but hasn't been on medications for very long. And for the dog, we discussed how to get a referral for a workup for the dog with the lung mass and what that visit would look like. I think both owners left with a better understanding of how to take care of their pets. .
What are some tips you guys use or have heard other veterinarians use in these situations?
I was recently contacted by old work colleague that knew I was actively seeking employment. He had heard about an opportunity and thought it might be a good fit for my skill set and experience.
I worked on my resume and cover letter and tailored it to the position. He offered to take a look at, to suggest any changes if need be.
We had a conversation this afternoon, that really helped me to look at my resume in a new way and with his help I was able to reconstruct a good resume into an exceptional one. Hooray!
I am fortunate to have some people in my life that have been encouraging me through this process and everytime someone connects with a tip, a lead or just some words of encouragement - it really makes my day.
Have you checked in with old colleague lately? You might find yourself in the right place at the right time.
IT'S A NEW WEEK!
Always make up your mind to do a perfect job! Not anything less. That is the nature of God. Why pray so hard, worship so well and read the bible so deep that you cannot imbibe God's nature? He put all His best into creation and He himself exclaim, wow! This is very good.
That duty you are performing is Not too small for your best. Even if it is to photocopy document. Text customers on goods arrival or clean up a place or serve at a filling station, do it outstandingly well that you also know "it is very good". Upskill if you have to, read up, network, seek knowledge. That will make you better than the previous . Who gains? You of course!
Change your perception! Nobody is usinģ you or overworking you. You see, you first satisfy yourself and the generation after that your best has been done.
Do it noticeably well. Assume you are on your way to get an award for something (I mean that thing you are doing)... change your perception, change your future.. #tddinspires
The true reward of acquiring anything, is that it gives you the doorway to becoming more of your potential.
What if the work you are doing had nothing to do with the work, and everything to do with training you to become the person who experiences their life at its greatest level? 💥💥💥
I’m asking all the women who follow me to read this and read it again.
Screen shot it, make it your background... all of that.
Understand: There is nothing “wrong” with asking questions when something seems off or doesn’t sit well with you / your spirit / your common sense.
Obviously, you need to be able to differentiate between an insecurity you have that may be creeping up vs a valid concern, but I believe in communicating and not allowing a person to silence you simply because they don’t want to be held accountable for their behavior and the impact that their behaviors have on you.
This goes both ways. Don’t chastise anyone, but don’t be gaslighted into submission. Say something.
As @thecrimsonkiss said: Full stop with that shit!! 💯✔️ #people#communication#friends#lovers#relationships#understanding#emotionalintelligence#gaslightingawareness#guilt#openness#maturity#gaslighting