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Personnel management

Meshing practice cultures: No fish out of water


When it comes to successful transition to new (and old!) practice cultures after a clinic is sold and bought, you may feel like a big fish in a small pond. This advice should help. Come on in, the water’s fine!

How do we crack the conflict code?


Ask the dvm360/VHMA Practice Manager of the Year: Our veterinary practice doesn't handle conflict well. How can we improve?

My plan for CE self-improvement


Veterinarians can't turn a blind eye to business anymore. Let's finally put that annual practice management learning to work to make real change in our hospitals.

Here’s lookin' at you, contract


Lessons learned from my visit to the real-life Rick’s Café from the classic film Casablanca can help you get what you want out of a veterinary employment contract—whether you’re the boss or the associate.

Managers: Is your communication flow dammed/damned?


If you’ve ever been blindsided by an employee’s departure from your veterinary hospital, it might be because you’ve clogged communication with logs of blissful ignorance and denial. Here’s some advice to get things flowing again.

Revenue strategies

How much money do you need to build your veterinary hospital?


The veterinary practice of your dreams may require some serious cash. Here are some back-of-the-napkin calculations you can do to figure out if you can get what you need, courtesy of veterinary finance guru Gary Glassman.

Why outside investors want in on the veterinary profession


Economic indicators for veterinary medicine are not all rosy. And still private equity is pouring in to buy veterinary practices. Here’s where they see potential.

Who's raising fees this year?


And what do veterinary clients think about it? A VHMA survey takes a closer look.

4 crucial questions to create a healthy wellness plan


Wellness plans, paid for all at once or in monthly payments, could be a real pet owner pleaser at your veterinary practice. But ask yourself these four questions first.

Get an "A" on our equine prepurchase exams


The basics of practice protocols to ensure your equine veterinary practice's prepurchase exams are above board, legally wise and profitable.