Welcome to Dr. Tate’s Weekly Reflections – your exclusive glimpse into Riverview Animal Clinic’s passion for pet well-being. Join us each week as we delve into diverse topics, from cutting-edge veterinary medicine to heartwarming patient stories. Discover the ‘whys’ behind our ‘hows’ and gain insights into the world of veterinary care. Come explore with us and unlock the secrets to a happier, healthier life for your beloved pets.
As the Holiday season approaches, Riverview Animal Clinic expresses profound gratitude to clients, patients, and friends for their unwavering support over the years. The clinic acknowledges the continuous commitment to improvement, anticipates its 40th-year milestone in 2024, and extends heartfelt wishes for a joyful and safe holiday season from its dedicated veterinary team.
In the face of the significant changes at Riverview Animal Clinic, including retirements, staff turnover, and altered procedures, the post acknowledges the toll of compassion fatigue and burnout on the veterinary team. Emphasizing a commitment to well-being, the clinic introduces various measures, from schedule adjustments and hiring plans to financial support options and ongoing professional development, all aimed at maintaining a balanced and caring team dedicated to exceptional patient care.
The special bond that we have with our pets is indescribable. Their capacity for unconditional love and joy they bring has been shown to benefit our health in so many ways. Studies show that having pets increases our physical health, mental wellbeing, and so importantly nowadays can help reduce stress. Our physical health benefits range from increased physical activity, improved cardiovascular health with reduction in lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and improved immune function.
As National Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistant week is being celebrated, it provides an excellent opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of the team members that ensure exceptional patient care is delivered daily to every guest and patient in our practice. As a veterinarian, I am privileged and thankful to work alongside such a caring group of dedicated professionals.