Source: dvm360

Peach Pet Clinic, an urban animal clinic, faced internal conflicts as staff engaged in heated political discussions, with some wearing buttons and tattoos expressing their views on global issues. Client complaints about discomfort and bias prompted clinic management to reassess workplace policies. In a staff meeting, the hospital manager and medical director acknowledged the absence of guidelines in the employee handbook regarding non-Veterinary discussions.

They emphasized the clinic’s primary focus on providing excellent, compassionate care and instructed staff to avoid non-animal-related discussions and displays. Despite objections from some staff members claiming a right to free expression, the management implemented a new policy requiring approval for any personal viewpoints displayed or discussed with clients. The article leaves the question of whether the administration overreacted open for discussion.

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