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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

Become a wizard of small-space hospital design

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Sep 23, 2016

Whether you’re building new or remodeling, architect Wayne Usiak, AIA, reveals a few tricks in his spell book for your small veterinary hospital. Wand and top-hat optional.

Are veterinary practices raising fees?

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Sep 22, 2016

“Yes,” say majority of Veterinary Hospital Managers Association respondents.

Who’s going to buy your veterinary practice?

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Sep 15, 2016

Every ambitious associate should share this with their practice owner. (Hint hint! I want to own!) Every smart practice owner should share this with their ambitious associate…or start planning to find one. (Hint hint! I’d rather sell to you!)

Private investment comes to another multi-practice group

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 12, 2016

Shawn McVey's Pathway Partners is just the latest to enjoy an outside investor seeing value in the work of America's veterinary hospitals.

Glass half full advice for young and aspiring DVMs

dvm360.com - Sep 12, 2016

You can confront today’s economic challenges AND remain optimistic about the veterinary field at the same time. Here are 3 tips to help you thrive.

Client relations

Practice apps are where it's at

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Sep 23, 2016

CVC educator Bash Halow, LVT, CVPM, is afire with excitement about the power of the "push notification" to connect to veterinary hospital clients.

Don't be a bonehead: Help clients hear your fracture management recommendations

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Sep 23, 2016

Bone is pretty amazing tissue—constraining and directing the forces of muscle, and adapting under heavy loads. So, can you apply that metaphor to your client communication? Veterinary surgeon Dr. David Dycus explains how poor communication led to one super smelly cat, and offers tips getting clients to follow your fracture management recommendations.

Client handout: Are those blackheads on my cat’s chin?

FIRSTLINE - Sep 21, 2016

Clients rubbing their chins over feline chin acne? Give them a guide to causes, signs, diagnosis and treatment.

When clients see the health benefits of pet ownership, pets and vets win

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 20, 2016

Results from a Human Animal Bond Research Initiative and American Animal Hospital Association survey reveal a link between owner knowledge of human-animal bond benefits and veterinary care.

Age is not a disease ...

VETTED - Sep 19, 2016

... but here are client communication and philosophical tips from CVC educator Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (oncology), for those moments in a veterinary hospital when a pet's age and difficult diagnoses and prognoses come together.

Life balance

Traumatic brain injury: A veterinarian never forgets

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Sep 23, 2016

This doctor kept it all straight, even after a bonk on the head.

In veterinary practice, lifestyle matters, but work ethic does too

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 15, 2016

Dr. Greenskin's morning quickly switches from Pokemon GO to an impromptu discussion on her investment in the practice with Dr. Codger.

Calm down right now

VETTED - Sep 13, 2016

Squeeze, roll and punch your way to a calmer day in veterinary practice with these toys.

Glass half full advice for young and aspiring DVMs

dvm360.com - Sep 12, 2016

You can confront today’s economic challenges AND remain optimistic about the veterinary field at the same time. Here are 3 tips to help you thrive.

5 tasty tidbits overheard at a practice manager meeting

VETTED - Sep 01, 2016

I scribbled down some good advice for practice managers and practice owners from a past Veterinary Economics article contest winner at a Kansas City practice manager association meeting.