No one likes change. Except for the people like me who do. We like changes when they're improvements, when they're addressing
changing needs, when they're doing things better.
Case in point: this issue. We're trying to find new ways of communicating with you in the digital world and to offer more
practical advice you can put into practice without too much of a headache. For instance, you're about to see:
> A new cover style (saw that already, did you?) to better match our website, http://dvm360.com as well as our sister publications dvm360 (formerly DVM Newsmagazine), Firstline magazine, and Veterinary Medicine. We work together in one big team here, we've got some of the best news, medicine, business, and team information around—so
we figure it's high time to broadcast that to you.
> New content, like Dr. Marty Becker's return to a monthly column in these pages; "Get involved," a look at new ways practices are helping
in their communities and the wider world; and "What if ...," a new take on perennial topics that uses hypothetical hospitals
with big practice problems to present solutions you can use right now.
> A new emphasis on social media. In addition to touting http://dvm360.com/community our Twitter presence @dvm360, and our page http://facebook.com/dvm360 we'll offer you readymade tweets and Facebook posts you can use with your current and potential clients. (See "Get social".)
> And, finally, the dvm360 Toolkit, a one-of-a-kind mix of medicine, client education, and business to appear every month in here and in Firstline and Veterinary Medicine.
Don't forget to tell me what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I'm listening ...
Brendan Howard, Editor