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.
Talking to clients is hard. It’s even harder now that they can’t be in the clinic with their pet. Download this free handout to help keep your clients connected during curbside appointments.
What I do:
“’C’ students make the best doctors.” It’s something I heard quite a bit in vet school. Perhaps it was just something people said to make themselves feel better when they didn’t ace that test. But as an “A” student, it was a major trigger for imposter syndrome....
The Encounter Yesterday morning as my dog, Frankie, and I were walking, a neighbor was passing through the parking lot with his two pups. The Labradoodle and the Bernese looked to be about four months old and had all the exuberance you would expect of a couple of...
I am fat. This is not me being self-deprecating, nor am I looking for reassurances or external validation of my size. It’s simply a fact. By any objective standards, I am clinically obese. I acknowledge that this is a problem. I’ve struggled with weight my entire...
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