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This is what we’re all about.

The Vetitude is a website and social media brand created by Lauren Smith, DVM.

Here at The Vetitude, we know that dealing with pet owners can be difficult, emotionally draining, and sometimes completely frustrating. If only our two-legged clients were as easy to deal with as our four-legged patients our jobs would be so much more satisfying.

So how do we decrease the number of difficult clients we have to deal with? How do we turn the complainers, the guilters, the threateners, and the know-it-alls into cooperative and compliant pet parents? And how do we set boundaries with, and bounce back from, the people we can’t get through to?

That’s what we’re here to help you with. So come check us out and get the tools you need to make clients putty in your hands.

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How you go into your day…and your appointments, can have a huge impact on how things go. That’s why I’ve created this Daily SOAP; to help you analyze the situation mindfully. To come up with your “problem list” and to think of a plan to tackle it.

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What is Vetitude? Why was this site created? What is Dr. Smith up to? Where have all the cowboys gone? Get answers.

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Yes, Dr. Smith would love to come to talk at your event. Check out some sample talk topics and contact information for booking.

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My new one-on-one coaching plan is here to give you the tools you need to deal with clients compassionately, effectively, and fulfillingly.

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Latest blogs:

In Defense of Not Getting Deffensive

In Defense of Not Getting Deffensive

I’m not sure if I popped my ostrich head out of the sand just in time for a particularly provocative bout of online drama, of I’ve just been gone so long I’d forgotten what it was like to be a veterinary professional on the internet. But either way, I’ve noticed the...

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Let’s Not Forget About the Human Animal Bond

Let’s Not Forget About the Human Animal Bond

“How do you feel about boostering vaccines a few months early?” someone asked in one of my Facebook groups. It’s an issue that comes up regularly for me in practice; maybe a pet comes in for their Lepto shot and the Rabies and DA2PP are due in two months, for example....

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