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Issue number 7 Human Resources

COVID-19: putting the team first

Published 28/05/2020

Written by Antje Blättner

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Veterinary practice is being challenged as never before with the COVID-19 pandemic; this article outlines steps to consider which can help the team and the business successfully meet the challenges presented by the crisis.

COVID-19: putting the team first

Key Points

The COVID-19 crisis means that good leadership is now more important than ever in veterinary practice.


Safety of individuals within the team – both from a physical and emotional point of view – is paramount.


It will be necessary to disrupt and adapt the team’s daily routine, but this must be done carefully and thoughtfully, and good communication is essential.


Encourage team members to think laterally in order to seek solutions to problems raised by the pandemic.


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