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Choose your own adventure

Would you be happiest working at a small, privately owned veterinary practice or a larger corporate practice? Use these factors to help plot your career path.

Repayment realities: Why do some DVMs take longer to pay off student debt?

Demographic factors correlate with shorter—and longer—veterinary loan payback periods.

Old school, new school: On call and ticked off

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.

Letter to dvm360: Buyer beware on internship opportunities

While it may seem like an ideal coaching situation, this ‘practice owner internship’ may not benefit the participants as much as the directors.

VIN Foundation launches new student debt tool

The online Student Debt Center helps veterinary students understand and navigate their loan and repayment options.

Medicine

Lay off chest radiographs in dyspneic cats

Less stress can be truly life-saving in these feline patients just trying to catch their breath.

What lies beneath: An overview of a veterinary abdominal ultrasonographic examination

Join veterinary radiologist Dr. Kathy Spaulding on an ultrasonic tour of the intestinal tract and see which findings might indicate disease.

Sharp tools and good technique: A veterinary expert's advice on canine tooth extraction

Dr. Barden Greenfield can help you turn the tragedy of this particularly difficult extraction into a triumphant victory.

Is your demodicosis knowledge a bit (c)rusty?

You ‘mite’ as well read up, because veterinary dermatologist Dr. Allison Kirby says a lot has changed in the past six years.

Feline ureteral obstruction: Stent to save the kidneys?

Placing a ureteral stent in cats with benign ureteral obstruction may preserve renal function.

The job search

Choose your own adventure

Would you be happiest working at a small, privately owned veterinary practice or a larger corporate practice? Use these factors to help plot your career path.

Handout: Illegal hiring questions

Download a quick PDF with questions in a veterinary practice hiring interview that seem harmless on the surface but are actually discriminatory. Applicants, make sure your interview was on the level. Managers, make sure you review what you'll ask against this list of discriminatory subjects.

Law school grads or vet school grads: Who's got it worse?

Veterinary economists weigh costs and benefits of both degrees to determine how many graduates is too many for these similar industries.

Equine veterinary associates: Getting out from under the boss's shadow

How practice managers and owners can make sure their newest doctor is a success.

Insert directly into trashcan

A list of the worst veterinary career advice I’ve ever received (and promptly discarded)