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Today’s veterinary clients just aren’t the same—and they want it all

Check out this data to learn how they make decisions, what they REALLY want and what they’re REALLY like. ...

Practice finances

6 lessons from my year of wellness plans

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - May 23, 2016

Don't get sick of wellness plans before you even start! I was enthusiastic about wellness plans at my veterinary practice, but even I ran into hiccups getting clients to sign up and team members to offer them. Here’s what I learned.

Ready to sign an employment contract? Remove your compensation blinders.

DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 18, 2016

When it comes to veterinary compensation contracts, associates need a 360-degree view before signing on the dotted line.

3 things you MUST do to manage a successful veterinary practice

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - May 13, 2016

Highlights from a list of 10 “must-do” actions Mark Opperman, CVPM, shared at CVC Virginia Beach are essential in veterinary practice.

Scaling Mt. Vet: Pain and progress in practice

VETTED - Apr 29, 2016

Our recent survey uncovered your most pressing problems—high peaks you struggle to summit. Here are the top problems, with some suggested advice to help.

Letter to dvm360: Veterinarian not to blame for rising costs of care

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 22, 2016

Increasing hard costs and restrictions on income have driven up veterinary prices.

Client relations

Toxins that lurk in plain sight

VETERINARY MEDICINE - May 27, 2016

Help veterinary clients keep their furry friends safe with these handouts of common indoor and outdoor plants that can be toxic to pets.

Invasion of the millennial pet owners

FIRSTLINE - May 25, 2016

Pew Research data puts the percentage of pet owners between the ages of 18 and 29 at 58 percent. That means more than half of today's pet owners belong to the generation of people who don't check voicemail, prefer texting to talking and are eager to share opinions and reviews online.

Survey results: The spectrum of veterinary care

DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 24, 2016

We asked veterinarians about pet owners' attitudes and their approach to three specific pet health topics: dental care, cranial cruciate ligament repair, and behavior. Here's what they said.

6 lessons from my year of wellness plans

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - May 23, 2016

Don't get sick of wellness plans before you even start! I was enthusiastic about wellness plans at my veterinary practice, but even I ran into hiccups getting clients to sign up and team members to offer them. Here’s what I learned.

Why client surveys are important for a small veterinary practice

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - May 19, 2016

“How was your visit today?” at the reception desk simply isn’t enough to help your clinic and your team improve.

Life balance

Not One More Vet: Veterinary peers discuss suicide, offer safe place for dialogue

DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 14, 2016

Founder Nicole McArthur hopes Facebook group will help struggling veterinarians know they’re not alone.

Mind Over Miller: A passion beyond the profession

VETERINARY MEDICINE - May 13, 2016

Cultivating friendships as well as outside interests makes for a rich life.

Letter to dvm360: Depression article triggers memory from years earlier

DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 11, 2016

Dr. Marty Becker helped this dvm360 reader get the best of his friends—and brought light to an issue he can relate to all too well.

The service spectrum: Exploring the dazzling array of ways to use a veterinary degree

DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 10, 2016

Think private practice is the only way to use a veterinary degree? Don’t be so black and white! Today’s veterinarian faces a rainbow of choices when it comes to using a veterinary degree—including new ways of meeting pet owners’ needs in private practice.

Traditional veterinary practice not for you? You could just go home ...

DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 01, 2016

Veterinarian finds demand high for mobile house call services.