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dvm360 Leadership Challenge: Hack your (veterinary) life

You've probably heard the term "lifehack." Here's why it's relevant to your life as a veterinary professional. (With an educational grant provided by Boehringer Ingelheim) ...

Practice finances

I discovered the hospital director was embezzling

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Aug 18, 2016

This 2016 dvm360/VHMA Practice Manager of the Year entrant turned suspicion into an investigation, an investigation into an arrest, and an arrest into a happier practice.

“Help! We’ve missed the window on pet insurance coverage”

FIRSTLINE - Aug 18, 2016

Dr. Karen Felsted offers suggestions to help clients pay for costly conditions like diabetes management.

Your Veterinary Voice episode 6: Meet Brian Conrad, CVPM

VETTED - Aug 10, 2016

And in a world of veterinarians who aren't as interested in business and need someone there to help manage, guide and analyze, well, there's the CVPMs.

Belly-up: What happens when a consolidator’s left with a defunct practice?

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 05, 2016

A discussion of DVM responsibility regarding medical records, veterinarian-client-patient relationships and narcotics.

Pay attention to your practice's "lapsing patients"

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Aug 03, 2016

Run the report. Reach out to clients with those patients in a consistent and regular way. It'll be like your veterinary practice management software is just handing you money (maybe, sort of).

Client relations

Make it stop! Help pet owners manage unruly dog behaviors

VETTED - Aug 23, 2016

Pet owners will vote with their money—and go to veterinarians who understand behavior.

State of the veterinary profession: Euthanasia in practice

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 22, 2016

Results from dvm360’s 2015 survey shed light on how euthanasia has changed (and hasn’t changed) since 2012.

1 out of 5 patients was positive!

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Aug 18, 2016

Is your veterinary team tired of having the flea, tick, heartworm, parasite talks with pet owners? Look for the stark piece of data or the emotional hook to get them engaged again.

“Help! We’ve missed the window on pet insurance coverage”

FIRSTLINE - Aug 18, 2016

Dr. Karen Felsted offers suggestions to help clients pay for costly conditions like diabetes management.

An introvert in a public profession

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Aug 16, 2016

Are you an introverted veterinarian who’s drained by human interaction? You’re not alone (although you probably wish you were).

Life balance

How can I help if I think a veterinary colleague is depressed?

FIRSTLINE - Aug 17, 2016

There are lots of ways to approach this conversation. Steve Noonan, DVM, who's lived through his own depression, has these suggestions.

An introvert in a public profession

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Aug 16, 2016

Are you an introverted veterinarian who’s drained by human interaction? You’re not alone (although you probably wish you were).

Stressed? Chill out with these apps

FIRSTLINE - Aug 12, 2016

You don't have to escape to a mountain retreat to find moments of peace in veterinary practice.

Grumpy cats and other sour joys

VETTED - Aug 11, 2016

Why should all those touchy-feely, sappy-happy optimists have all the fun? Let's get critical and cranky. Remember: Complaining is a valid venting mechanism. I think some psychologist said that somewhere.

10 things to love—and hate—about owning a veterinary practice

VETTED - Aug 03, 2016

Are you an "owner type"? Find out right here. Here's what I struggle with and what I truly enjoy about owning a veterinary hospital.