YOUR DVM CAREER, Feb 1, 2008 - DVM
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YOUR DVM CAREER, Feb 1, 2008
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Feelings, not facts, drive client relationships
By Karyn Gavzer, MBA, CVPM
Whether you are about to graduate and join a practice as a new associate or if you are still in school, it is important to understand the new findings concerning the role emotions play in building healthy, successful client relationships.
Computer program aims to teach science, communication to students
By Krista Schultz
Atlanta, Ga. — Students' time spent playing Wii or Playstation III might soon be considered preparation for the education model of the future — video games.
Resolutions for a successful 2008
By Krista Schultz
National Report — Resolve to start the year right — not through clich? New Year resolutions such as losing weight, eating healthy or quitting smoking — but by implementing key behaviors to ensure your educational success, experts suggest.
5 small-time financial strategies
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
It's no secret that most veterinary medical students are cash poor. Still, a handful might have a few extra dollars to spare, perhaps from a tax refund. Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD, a consultant and president of Associates in Veterinary Law P.C., offers five ways to make smart investments with a small amount of money for future gains.
5 bad scams
By Jennifer Fiala
Los Gatos, Calif. — Plain-clothes police entered Dr. Ian Stone's practice the morning of his office's Christmas party, quietly identified a receptionist and arrested her in front of the entire staff.
Wanted: public health veterinarians
Atlanta — Of the estimated 90,000 veterinarians in the United States, just 2.5 percent work in public-health sectors.
Debt outpaces salaries
By Jennifer Fiala
Schaumburg, Ill. — Educational indebtedness for 2007 veterinary medical graduates increased nearly 100 percent since 1997, while starting salaries rose 46.5 percent during the same 10-year period.
Ownership up, visits down
By Jennifer Fiala
Schaumburg, Ill. — New graduates entering practice might see fewer patients than their predecessors if recent American Veterinary Medical Association research holds true.
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