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FIRSTLINE: Jan 11, 2017
By dvm360.com staff
Your colleagues this year clicked the most on these easy-breezy tips for improving patient and pet owner care. It doesn't hurt that a lot of them make veterinary team members' jobs easier, right?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jan 02, 2017
When things start going downhill, it’s easy to play the blame game. But before you get ticked at your veterinary team, ask yourself these questions.
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VETTED: Dec 27, 2016
Frequent hand washing to protect yourself, your team and your patients also means painful hands with dry, cracked skin. Don't just live with it ... lotion up.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Dec 22, 2016
Veterinarians don't have "the magic bullet" yet to arrest or reverse degenerative joint disease in pets, so pain practitioner Robin Downing, DVM, MS, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP, says patients need, not just initial visits, but regular reassessment at their neighborhood veterinary hospital.
 
VETTED: Dec 21, 2016
By dvm360.com staff
The feline sector is the biggest untapped growth opportunity for companion animal veterinarians. Here's how to become more feline-friendly (and how you'll benefit).
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Nov 29, 2016
By dvm360.com staff
An MBA/CVPM weighs in on what it takes to manage a clinic.
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FIRSTLINE: Nov 17, 2016
Make your day in veterinary practice and life easier. Get your urgent work reminders, big life projects and personal #goals out of your head and into a reminder and task management system.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Nov 17, 2016
One of the weirdest communication tools around turned us into a paperless—or at least less-paper—veterinary practice. Here's how to do your homework and get a worried team over the hump. The rubber chicken helps.
 
VETTED: Oct 26, 2016
By dvm360.com staff
Downing describes her latest research on clinical bioethics and what it means for the veterinary profession—and we nerd out, bigtime.
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FIRSTLINE: Oct 21, 2016
This Firstline reader wonders about the right approach to handling missed charges after the veterinary client has left the hospital. Bash Halow weighs in.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Sep 16, 2016
You're busy, you're stressed, it's easy to be wasteful. But make your veterinary hospital a beacon of environment kindness, not a black hole of disposable garbage.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Sep 05, 2016
Everyone gets frustrated when their fellow team members are late. This 2016 dvm360/VHMA Practice Manager of the Year contestant initiated a new program to put a stop to tardiness. And then …
 
VETTED: Aug 01, 2016
Marketing you, your veterinary practice and your good deeds should not include candid snaps of your less-than-perfect surgical protocols. (Isn't that what got Dr. Pol in trouble?)
 
VETTED: Aug 01, 2016
It's 9pm. Are your practice's veterinarians filling out medical records—and not working the emergency-practice swing shift? Dr. Ernie Ward guarantees your veterinarians are underutilizing assistants and technicians in the exam room.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 22, 2016
Our two-doctor veterinary show turned into a solo act when a DVM went out on a well-deserved maternity leave. Here are seven pieces of advice for other managers and teams living through a veterinarian's extended leave.