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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.

Curbside Guide!

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.

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About Me

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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Speaking

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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Relief Services

Are you looking for a reliable, personable relief vet to take care of your practice while you take some much needed time off?

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Latest blogs:

The Vet Tech Problem and What You Can Do About It

The Vet Tech Problem and What You Can Do About It

October 16-22 is Veterinary Technician Appreciation week. In the wake of the recent AVMA article discussing the high turnover of vet techs, it seems clear that they are not feeling very appreciated. Veterinary technicians are the heart of an animal hospital.  They do...

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Vet Med is a Marathon

Vet Med is a Marathon

In addition to being a vet, I’m also a runner.  For runners, as the heat and humidity of summer winds down and autumn brings its colorful foliage and crisp, cool air, race season hits full throttle. As I put on my running gear and make sure I’ve packed my banana and...

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Why I’m Selfish–And You Should Be Too

Why I’m Selfish–And You Should Be Too

[sel-fish] /ˈsɛl fɪʃ/ adjective characterized by or manifesting concern or care only for oneself I am browsing through my Facebook feed. I scroll by another article about women who don’t want children.  I peruse the piece, agreeing with many of the reasons the...

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