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Top 10 concerns


Top 10 clinical concerns
Top 10 non-clinical concerns

Top concerns of hospital teams

Top 10 clinical concerns
(Small animal veterinarians)

1. Internal medicine (liver, renal, endocrine, urinary, pancreas)
2. Dermatology
3. Surgical techniques, including orthopedics
4. Cardiology
5. Oncology
6. Behavior
7. Pharmacology
8. Ophthalmology
9. Emergency medicine/critical care
10. Pain and parasites (tied for 10th place)

Source: February 2008 Veterinary Medicine Reader feedback survey.

 

Top 10 non-clinical concerns
(Small animal veterinarians)

1. Employee management
2. Employee turnover
3. Fee setting
4. Doctor communication
5. Managing expenses
6. Client communication
7. Time management
8. Attracting clients
9. Managing accounts receivable
10. Changing vaccine protocols

Source: September 2007 Veterinary Economics Reader feedback survey.

 

Top concerns of hospital teams

1. Co-worker conflicts and front-vs.-back issues
2. Client compliance and education
3. Hiring, staffing, and training team members
4. Difficult clients
5. Lack of communication
6. Lack of teamwork
7. Keeping up with medicine
8. Managing employees
9. Keeping clients satisfied
10. Low staff morale

Source: 2008 Firstline Team Study.


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