Episode Title: Making Vet Med FUN Again with Sarah Parsons RVT Eps.26


In this episode of Veterinary Vibes, we sit down with Sarah Parsons, Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), to discuss the importance of making veterinary medicine fun again. Sarah shares her journey, highlighting her childhood passion for working with animals and how it has influenced her career in veterinary medicine.

Main Discussion Points:

From Intimidation to Inclusivity: Sarah discusses how the landscape of veterinary medicine is shifting from intimidation to inclusivity and fun. She emphasizes the significance of creating positive work cultures that encourage happiness and enjoyment in the workplace.

Addressing Turnover: The average turnover time for vet techs is 5 years, indicating a need for change within the profession. Sarah explores how fostering a fun and inclusive environment can contribute to reducing turnover rates.

Combatting Workplace Bullying and Harassment: Sarah delves into the issue of bullying and harassment in the veterinary workplace and its impact on staff morale. She emphasizes the importance of speaking up and standing up for oneself in such situations.

Effective Communication: Sarah stresses the importance of effective communication among staff members to improve work culture and patient outcomes. Collaborating with each role in the hospital fosters a supportive environment conducive to growth and learning.

Embracing Fun and Laughter: Sarah advocates for clinics to prioritize creating memories and sharing laughter as part of their culture. Encouraging staff to let go and have fun not only boosts morale but also enhances overall well-being.

Role of Practice Managers: Sarah discusses the role of practice managers in setting the tone for fun and positivity in the clinic. She suggests allocating time specifically for incorporating fun activities into the workday.


As the conversation wraps up, Sarah leaves listeners with the message of embracing 30 seconds of courage to ask for feedback, stand up for oneself, and prioritize personal growth. She encourages veterinary professionals to strive for a balance between work and fun, reminding them not to take life too seriously.

Tune in to Veterinary Vibes for more insightful discussions on navigating the world of veterinary medicine with joy and positivity.


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