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dvm360 Leadership Challenge: Toxic Teams - Jan 23, 2017

Can't we all just get along? (And what do you do when the answer is no?) This dvm360 Leadership Challenge investigates the sources of this poison and offers commentary, data and solutions to help teams dismantle their destructive forces. ...

Practice finances

5 money myths that don’t pay off


From “Time is money” to “Money can’t buy happiness,”, here are some huge money-centered myths that I believe veterinary associates should cash out soon

The C corp that will get you double taxed


With changes in the tax code over the years, S corporation status is more attractive than C corporations for veterinary hospitals these days. Here's why.

What happens to taxes under Trump?

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 13, 2017

Everybody will be affected: the well-off as well as the nation's veterinary practice owners and just about every tax-paying American. Here’s our guess in President Trump’s first month of office on the future of Uncle Sam’s revenue.

Let's get busy: New biz products on the market

VETTED - Feb 09, 2017

New KPI trackers. Funny client education materials. Better ways to manage medical records. All this and more in our business-focused roundup of stuff we heard about in meetings, saw on a show floor or caught word of so far this year!

The VERY basics of percentage-based associate compensation


CVC educator Denise Tumblin, CPA, explained to practice owners, practice managers and associates the fundamentals of what they needed to know on percentage-based compensation.

Client relations

Posts and tweets about … Maine coon cats


Show these gentle, fluffy giants some love with these breed of the month social media posts.

Client handout: How to win the barking dog battle

FIRSTLINE - Feb 24, 2017

Have your veterinary clients try these tips for more peaceful pooches.

Motivating clients to provide flea control

VETTED - Feb 24, 2017

Are your veterinary clients kinda "meh" when it comes to flea control? Here are the most motivating factors to consider the next time you make recommendations.

Should DVMs sell pet food?


If your answers to these two questions in this article are "yes," then ABSOLUTELY your veterinary hospital needs to sell pet food to pet owners, according to Ernie Ward, DVM.

Client handout: How to conduct a limited-antigen diet trial


Help pet owners get a handle on their pet’s nutrition needs with this printable tool.

Life balance

Old school, new school: Follow the leader

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 08, 2017

In which Dr. Greenskin wonders if she will ever attain the mythical status of her employer and mentor.

When the bond breaks: Examining clients who jeopardize the veterinary team relationship

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 01, 2017

Here’s what veterinarians think about “difficult” pet owners: how it feels when clients lash out—and who’s willing to show them the door.

Exotic-veterinarian-turned-author: Animals come from everywhere, and they all deserve good medical care

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 23, 2017

Practice owner and newly published memoirist Dr. Laurie Hess sat down with us at CVC San Diego for an exclusive Q&A about her new book, a big sugar glider mystery, her take on practice management—and managing nosy neighbors.

The myth of compassion fatigue in veterinary medicine

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 17, 2017

Knowing why you’re struggling is important, so it’s not helpful to label every negative experience in the veterinary profession as compassion fatigue. When I took an honest look at how I was feeling, I wasn’t running out of compassion. My fatigue stemmed from making ethical decisions within the boundaries of clients’ (often) illogical values or unreasonable budgets.

UPDATED! "I quit a toxic team"

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 04, 2017

Toxic teams disrupt patient care and our jobs. Recognizing and removing yourself from the environment is the best thing—for everyone. PLUS! Fresh data from our Toxic Teams survey.