February 2015



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Coffee with Charlotte: Who do you want to be?

In celebration of the NAVC's new
We LEAD empowerment program for women professionals (NAVC.com/WeLEAD) that will be introduced at the 2015 NAVC Conference, I want to kick start the conversation with some provocative questions:

     What kind of boss, partner, colleague, parent, and/or friend are you known for being?

     If your pets could talk, how would they describe you?

     Are you satisfied with who you are?


We are all on a journey to define ourselves and influence how people perceive us, and we strive to be happy and make those around us happy. Unfortunately, we don't become wise, happy, or respected by chance.


By considering "who you want to be," you begin to subconsciously make decisions that support this quest. But what makes us fall short during this journey? It's easy to forget that our overall passionate resolution to succeed is more important than any one factor in achieving our goals.


We Must Help Ourselves

We all know people who are famous for coming up with excuses for failure to achieve a goal, and it often is easier to feel powerless and be a "victim" of our circumstances.


There is a Hindu proverb that says, "He who cannot dance puts the blame on the floor." We must stay disciplined and persevere. Being who you want to become does not happen overnight. It takes vigilance and constant objective assessment of your progress. You must commit to striving forward, with courage, for your personal and professional growth.


However, change is difficult. Some of us change our ways when we see the light, others only when they feel the heat. Which one are you?


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Reprinted with permission from Today's Veterinary Practice (2014), available at www.tvpjournal.com.


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In This Issue


The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently gave an opinion that allows employees to use employer's email systems for union organizing and other protected concerted activity, such as complaining about working conditions.


What Does This Mean?

Employees now have the right to use hospital email to discuss work environments, conditions, even pay with other employees.

How Does This Affect You?

Many hospitals have communication policy which do not allow personal use of hospital electronics including telephone, internet etc.  This new decision causes those policies to now be considered unlawful.

If you need help reviewing your policy to determine if it should be revised, feel free to contact VBA today!
Shelter Veterinarians Are Not Sheltered From the Law



Managing or working at a veterinary hospital, non-profit organization, dog training facility or breeding operation does not come without its legal dilemmas. Often the daily challenges are not with the animals or clients, but with the law.   When you "adopt out" animals to the public; educate owners about the responsibilities of pet ownership; investigate suspected rabies cases and animal bites; handle abandoned animals; provide behavior consultations to pet owners; investigate animal cruelty cases, and institute animal population control programs, you are bound to step over some legal land mines. This article will help provide readers with the ability to recognize and address some of their most frequently encountered legal problems.


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