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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

Data: Guarding your parasite preventives

VETTED - Jul 27, 2017

Is it worth the fight to keep parasite preventive sales in your veterinary practice? Respondents to recent dvm360 parasitology surveys weigh in.

A naysayer’s guide to pet insurance and third-party payment plans

FIRSTLINE - Jul 24, 2017

No money means no care means no healthy pets. We know you don’t want to be a pet insurance salesman or pitch veterinary care credit cards, and you don’t have to. Here are some ways to fight through your reservations—or the worries of others—about these two kinds of products.

How much is my veterinary degree worth?

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 14, 2017

To answer this question, let’s look at investment costs, lifetime earnings and intangible benefits.

Stock vs. asset practice sale: Who cares?

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jul 04, 2017

Turns out, maybe everybody—eager veterinary associate and practice owner veteran alike. It's just not usually a big fight, says veterinary practice management guru Dr. Karen Felsted.

Journal Scan: Are rigid endoscopy and laparoscopy worth the investment?

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jul 04, 2017

The procedures may be minimally invasive for the patients, but they come with a steep learning curve and startup price for veterinary clinics.

Client relations

How cats say, 'I love you'

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jul 25, 2017

Because, c’mon, as veterinary professionals we know cats aren’t just going to outright say those three little words. Here's a handout depicting the telltale signs that a feline friend is giving his human heart-eyes.

Your Veterinary Voice Episode 13: Meet Andy Roark, DVM, MS

VETTED - Jul 25, 2017

We go deep with Dr. Roark on such topics as social media as a "relationship accelerator," that scary E-word (entrepreneurship) and new graduates coming into their own as business people.

Arm up against parasites!

VETTED - Jul 24, 2017

From client handouts to prevention toolkits, we have all the resources you and your veterinary clients need to battle this year's uptick in parasite prevalence.

Veterinary technicians and receptionists: Educate clients on pain management

FIRSTLINE - Jul 24, 2017

Your extended contact with pet owners means extra opportunities for spreading awareness about pain, says Dr. Michael Petty.

A naysayer’s guide to pet insurance and third-party payment plans

FIRSTLINE - Jul 24, 2017

No money means no care means no healthy pets. We know you don’t want to be a pet insurance salesman or pitch veterinary care credit cards, and you don’t have to. Here are some ways to fight through your reservations—or the worries of others—about these two kinds of products.

Life balance

I was blinded by fear. Don't be like me.

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jul 21, 2017

I helped my overworked, stressed-out, freaking-out self by creating a support group online for veterinarians and veterinary team members who feel the same way.

That 'out of control' feeling in veterinary medicine

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 07, 2017

Do you pull the strings in your life and career? Or do you think luck, fate and other people are the deciding factor in your happiness and success?

The positive power of negativity

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jul 07, 2017

People with an internal "locus of control"—who believe that they have control over their destinies and that their actions matter—are happier and healthier. But making changes in your life isn't as easy for everybody, and we need to acknowledge that more than we do.

Go inward: How locus of control can save you

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jul 07, 2017

Believing you have some control over the events in your life is crucial to happiness and could make a huge difference in your personal life and veterinary career.

Quiz: Are you getting squeezed by life?

FIRSTLINE - Jul 07, 2017

When life in veterinary medicine gives you lemons, do you make lemonade ... or get squished? Find out more about how you see the world with this quick quiz.