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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 26, 2017
By dvm360.com staff
While the financial problems plaguing veterinary education may hog the spotlight, this young veterinarian says it’s time to talk about the other issues—those that occur behind closed doors and within closed minds—that are making students sour.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: May 15, 2017
CVC educator Dr. Caitlin DeWilde lays out social media and website needs for the beginner, the journeyman and the advanced veterinary practice manager or owner.
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FIRSTLINE: May 03, 2017
The classes and labs guarantee education at a conference like CVC, but don't count out the exhibit hall when it comes learning about new technology at your own pace.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 23, 2017
What do you do when you find a microchip at your veterinary practice and the pet owner says "no," you can't scan it? Here's how I handle it.
 
VETTED: Mar 30, 2017
Don't get discouraged by confessions like these. Sympathize, realize you're not alone, and know you have choices. You can "go your own way" ...
 
VETTED: Mar 29, 2017
By dvm360.com staff
Don't short-change the hard work that goes into dental work by calling it just a "cleaning" in front of clients. Two veterinary dentists sound off on their favorite terminology—and why.
 
VETTED: Mar 29, 2017
CVC educator and new author Kimberly Pope-Robinson, DVM, CCFP, talks about the dangers of— and misconceptions about—two big parts of many veterinarians' psychology.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 28, 2017
Dr. Greenskin is finally ready to set Dr. Codger straight on what she really thinks about some of the ways he does business in his veterinary clinic. Nothing can hold her back now—except for the intercom.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 16, 2017
By dvm360.com staff
The online Student Debt Center helps veterinary students understand and navigate their loan and repayment options.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 31, 2017
By dvm360.com staff
When conflict festers and communication is angry or chilled, patients, clients and team members suffer. If you don’t believe it’s true, you’re in the minority in veterinary practice. Look at the numbers, thoughts from your colleagues in the survey, and insights from our resident emotional intelligence guru Shawn McVey, MSW.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 17, 2017
Knowing why you’re struggling is important, so it’s not helpful to label every negative experience in the veterinary profession as compassion fatigue. When I took an honest look at how I was feeling, I wasn’t running out of compassion. My fatigue stemmed from making ethical decisions within the boundaries of clients’ (often) illogical values or unreasonable budgets.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 13, 2017
By dvm360.com staff
The agency says the powder can cause "severe airway inflammation, hypersensitivity reactions and allergic reactions."
 
VETTED: Jan 13, 2017
Feel out of your depth talking the practice owner into a new piece of expensive equipment or planning your own startup or practice purchase? You’re not alone. Here’s the short answer to, “What do I need to think about when I borrow a lot of money?”
 
VETTED: Jan 05, 2017
By dvm360.com staff
Veterinary professionals have their own set of resolutions, and the rest of the world wouldn't possibly understand.
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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.