My new book from AAHA Press is now out, and it is a project I am particularly proud of. During my preparation to write 101 Veterinary Technician Questions Answered (AAHA Press), I was fortunate to read through hundreds of technicians’ responses to the question “what are your biggest challenges”. Then I turned those challenges into questions to seek the answers to the issues from, you guessed it, more technicians. I knew that we had much more to say to each other than even I have to say to you by myself.
The quotes were amazing, so I promptly pitched the idea for The Veterinary Caregiver’s Book of Quotes to AAHA Press. Fortunately, they accepted my proposal, and the work began. I also gathered quotes from front office members and managers, so this book would be an inpsiration to anyone and everyone in the field.
How does this tie in to the topic of compassion fatigue? One of the most important elements to minimizing compassion fatigue is to have support from the team you work with. During the daily hustle and bustle, we can barely keep our own heads above water much less give inspiring words to others we work beside. So this book is a way for us all to give back to each other. Let’s remember why we’re in this profession to begin with, recognize the emotional hazards of caregiving, and help each other weather the sometimes turbulent water that is veterinary medicine.