Veterinary owners | Veterinary Economics

Personnel management

Letter to dvm360: It's time to do something about student debt


This Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine professor emeritus is embarrassed at the profession's reluctance to actually do something about the rising cost of a DVM education.

3 products to train up your team


These products will give you the tools to put your best team effort forward at the clinic each day.

Old School, New School: Like a boss


Without Dr. Codger breathing down her neck, Dr. Greenskin is able to grow her confidence—but can she convince her boss that they need to grow their veterinary team?

Practice managers: Hack your review process


If the daily demands of veterinary practice management are causing you to fall behind in employee reviews, try this trick to be a more supportive—and efficient—manager.

Experience and expectation: Let’s talk fair wages


You have a prospective veterinary associate, but you’re not sure how to compensate her based on her experience, or lack thereof, in the veterinary profession.

Revenue strategies

Why 'use it or lose it' works in veterinary wellness plans


When veterinary clients pay an annual fee—or monthly installments—for wellness services over the course of a year, will they be mad if they don't use them? Not if you remind them. (You ARE sending out regular reminders for everything, right?)

What we almost missed in wellness care

We've been writing about wellness and preventive-care plans like crazy here for a while now. Here are a few things we missed we don't want your veterinary hospital to miss.

Online veterinary pharmacies: Friends, not foes


Think these service providers are taking a bite out of your bottom line? Denise Tumblin says to think again—especially when it comes to therapeutic diets. Here’s why.

Billing at night is laughably annoying


After traveling all day from farm to field to stable to clinic, what equine veterinarian wants to spend hours billing clients? Here’s one possible solution.

From veterinarian to betterinarian: How I improved my production


Paying your bills and chipping away at your student loans as a veterinary associate? These strategies can help you build your income—and practice top-notch medicine.