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Animal-dependent veterinary staff: Too much of a good thing

By Myrna Milani

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Abstract Ideally, everyone working in a veterinary practice chooses to do so following an educational process and personal experiences that imbued them with a strong desire to work with animals and people, as well as a strong interest in medical science and technology. However, sometimes the “animal-loving” component may take forms that can create problems. Among these are those whose relationships with their own animals results in their taking their pets everywhere they go, including to work. Although most practice owners recognize the positive public relations and bond potential of having healthy, well-behaved animal ambassadors present, some also know from sad experience that certain employees and their pets may have a more negative effect.

Deborah Maron

Publication Title Can Vet J.
Volume 47
Issue 6/June
Publisher Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828380/pdf/16808234.pdf
Language English
Column Title The Art of Private Veterinary Practice
Additional Language French
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  1. Animals
  2. Employees
  3. Health
  4. Humans
  5. Pet ownership
  6. Pets and companion animals
  7. veterinary technician