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dvm360 Leadership Challenge: Go Your Own Way

Mar 13, 2017

What's your hustle, people? Do you need to pay student debt? Do you need a return on your practice—the biggest one possible? Are you worried about the legacy of your practice—and need an associate? Are you petered out in a team member career and want to own? Do you hate corporations? Do you need corporate benefits? ...

Practice finances

The skeptic’s guide to veterinary wellness plans

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 15, 2017

Here are straight-up answers to six questions you may be asking yourself about bundled preventive-care-service plans.

What to do when chronic tardiness is a chronic problem

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 12, 2017

Ask the dvm360/VHMA Practice Manager of the Year: A valued veterinary team employee is always late and we’ve tried talking to her with no success. What do I do?

The veterinary debt-to-income ratio: Good news, but also a warning

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 06, 2017

A robust economy has helped this financial indicator trend in a positive direction. But for the health of the profession, more needs to happen.

Veterinarians: Will you continue to own your profession?

DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 26, 2017

Unless veterinarians develop a financial focus, they may lose their position of influence in veterinary medicine.

3 steps to increase curb appeal for your veterinary practice

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - May 25, 2017

Would a current client give up on you and find another veterinarian because it looks like you just don't care about how old and dumpy your practice looks? Join us for a totally free, three-step program to boost your veterinary hospital’s curb appeal.

Client relations

Is your veterinary clinic's digital media paying for itself?

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 21, 2017

Here's a simple formula to see if your website and social media platforms are doing their jobs.

4 things pet owners aren't telling you

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 21, 2017

A wildly innovative session at all three CVC shows this year puts pet owners in a room and on camera with a classroom of attendees next door listening to their exam room and practice experiences. Here are four things moderator Brian Conrad, CVPM, learned at the first one in Virginia Beach.

Pets can text veterinary clients?!

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 20, 2017

Well, with a little help from your most enthusiastically smartphone-loving team member, yes. CVC educator Mark Opperman, CVPM, says this app will blow clients' minds.

Are nail trims a real nail-biter?

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 16, 2017

Don’t stress! Here’s a handy how-to handout for veterinary clients wanting to make at-home nail trimming a breeze, plus tips for what to do and say for anxious in-clinic nail trims.

The responsibility of veterinarians to address the costs of care in small animal practice

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jun 08, 2017

Veterinarians feel the strain of clients’ financial limitations, but how do pet owners prepare when they’re not being informed?

Life balance

Holding steady during the ups and downs of a veterinary life

VETTED - Jun 22, 2017

The key to contentment is embracing what brings you passion—even if it's a downer at times—as well those things that bring pure joy.

Journal Scan: The risks you don’t know can hurt you

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jun 20, 2017

Literature show that precaution in the workplace is essential for women of childbearing age.

Misadventures of an introverted veterinarian: Gender reveal party

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - May 31, 2017

My friend put me in charge of an important part of a big party with 150 people—an extrovert’s dream, an introvert’s nightmare. Find out how my busy practice-owning self got out of it (sort of).

An open letter from a disillusioned veterinary school graduate

DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 26, 2017

While the financial problems plaguing veterinary education may hog the spotlight, this young veterinarian says it’s time to talk about the other issues—those that occur behind closed doors and within closed minds—that are making students sour.

‘Break’ check

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - May 24, 2017

You can't stop your veterinary practice systems, your equipment, your team or even yourself from breaking sometimes. But CVC educator Dave Nicol says it’s how you plan for and deal with the breakages that makes all the difference.