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A champion of chimps and dreams

Dr. Raven Jackson-Jewett landed the job of her dreams when she became the attending veterinarian at a chimpanzee sanctuary. Now she wants to inspire and invite others to follow in her footsteps—especially fellow minorities.

Are you 'earing what I’m saying?

Five hard truths that veterinary technicians should tell veterinarians about otitis visits. (And if they're not, maybe they should be.)

A standout veterinary contract

Poorly written agreements are all too common, so a well-devised contract is cause for celebration. Before you sign your name on the dotted line (or ask someone else to do so), consider these exceptional provisions benefitting both the associate and the practice.

Step into your fear

Many veterinary professionals fear self-care. I saw, firsthand, at a Fetch dvm360 conference how those who tried yoga or meditation seemed to smile a little easier and to share a little more with their peers.

Students report instances of 'problematic language' at veterinary schools

AAVMC research says students still hearing sexist, racist and homophobic comments from professors and other students.

Medicine

Otitis quandary: To pluck or not to pluck hair in the ear?

Get a cutting answer from this veterinary dermatology expert before you see your next case.

Treating canine otitis: So many options—how do I choose?

Topicals, systemics, antibacterials, antifungals, glucocorticoids … The list of potential therapies is long, but with the right diagnostic information and patient history details, you can formulate a regimen that gets those ears under control.

Handling behavior issues in older pets

Veterinarians are in the perfect position to guide pet owners though a potentially distressing situation.

'Otitis again?' Solving those seemingly endless ear infections

An infection's recurrent nature stems from the many factors at play in your veterinary patients' poor sore ears. Here's what to note in the exam room to keep on top of it and stop the cycle.

Client handout: Types of otitis and what to watch for

Educate your veterinary clients on the basics of otitis externa, media and interna and how you’ll get to a diagnosis.

The job search

The 10 résumé commandments for associate veterinarians

Want to make sure that document you’ve labored over lands you your dream job? Follow these edicts.

What to expect when you’re expecting … to dispute your noncompete

Noncompete terms are the gifts that keep on giving well after you leave a veterinary practice. If you’re hoping to get out of yours, here’s a picture of how that could go—as well as some words of advice.

Why pals can be a problem for departing doctors

Imagine you decide to leave your veterinary practice and your coworker wants to follow. If you aren’t careful, you could end up in court.

For your consideration: The laddered noncompete

New veterinary talent wants noncompete language that won’t be unfairly burdensome. Employers want noncompete language that will hold up in court. Could a laddered noncompete serve both interests?

Contractually obligated: From bad to worse

Subtleties in wording can mean everything when addressing breach of contract situations. Learn from these examples given by Dr. Allen.