Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy the weather. It is the perfect time to try something new, explore your local festivities, and take on a physical challenge. Staying motivated personally and as a practice team takes a lot of effort, but we think these ideas from our network might inspire you to get into some of your own summer fun.
As Covid restrictions are lifted, annual summer events are starting to pop back up. Research what’s happening around the corner from you and check out a new event you have never been to. In June, 18 of our practices took part in the Rhode Island Pride event. This pet-friendly event was a great way for the practices to have fun together and connect with the community.
There may be smaller events hosted by local businesses going on each week near you. Bright Eyes and Bushy Tails had a tent at a local brewery’s “Yappy Hour” where pets were invited to enjoy an outdoor get-together. The team bumped into some of their clients and patients, which made it a howling good time.
If there aren’t any events near you, create your own by having a field trip. Visit a local ice creamery or restaurant, or a lake like the team at Harts Run Veterinary Hospital. They took in the scenery at Straker Lakes as a special retreat.
Tie-dye is having a major comeback (yet again) this summer, and there is a good reason for that. This fun, slightly messy, craft comes out cool no matter where you tie your scrubs or what color dye you use. The team at Countryside Veterinary Clinic in New Richmond, WI used their practice’s green space to get everyone together for some colorful fun.
We know a lot of our practice teams enjoy taking on physical challenges. This could be a challenge to reach a personal goal such as a number of steps or laps in the pool, or a good old-fashioned push-up challenge between team members like East Hartford Animal Clinic.
We can’t wait to see what summer fun you and your team get up to this summer. Share your adventures with us on the VetCor Facebook page. Don’t forget that as a VetCor employee, you have access to physical challenges through Aetna's Wellbeing Engagement Platform that can help keep you motivated to get outside this summer. See page 15 in your VetCor Benefit Guide to get started.