Just released: Practice management tools to strengthen your veterinary team

Published on July 24, 2017

New resources developed by AVMA Future Leaders

HR Tools For Veterinary Businesses Happy Teams Build Health BusinessesAccording to a recent study by the American Animal Hospital Association, positive workplace culture can lead to increased employee productivity, support stronger financial results, and promote superior client service. But the details of how to create this sort of positive work environment may elude many practitioners.

This challenge guided the AVMA Future Leaders class of 2016-2017 in developing “CPR to Revive Your Veterinary Team,” a just-released set of toolkits to help veterinarians foster employee satisfaction and promote a healthy workplace culture:

  • New Hire Training walks you through the steps to build a top-notch training and onboarding process for new employees. It includes checklist templates to ensure you are taking necessary actions before a new employee even arrives and throughout the first year of employment.
  • Employee Performance Feedback teaches you how to implement a simple yet comprehensive feedback system. It includes sample forms for employee reviews and self -evaluations, communication tips, and “dos and don’ts” for formal feedback sessions.
  • Effective Team Meetings guides you in preparing for, executing and following up on team meetings. This toolkit includes a meeting preparation checklist and sample agenda template.

These resources are available free of charge to all AVMA members. They can be downloaded as PDFs or customizable Word documents – so you can tailor them to your individual workplace. The toolkits were unveiled last weekend during AVMA Convention 2017.

The Future Leaders Program, funded by Zoetis Animal Health, is a one-year curriculum that hones the strengths and leadership skills of veterinarians who have graduated from veterinary school within the past 15 years.  Each class of Future Leaders works as a team to develop novel, useful resources for the AVMA community.

Learn more about the Future Leaders Program and explore other valuable resources developed by past classes at avma.org/FutureLeaders.


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