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VIN Foundation launches pre-veterinary school website

Vet School Bound offers students considering vet school tools to help with the application process.

4 steps to get those monkeys off your back

If you take emotional responsibility for everyone else's problems, putting their monkeys on your back and in your mind, you'll have a hard time finding room for your own needs at the end of the veterinary workday.

Are you speaking pet owners' language?

You can brush up on slang, dialect, accents and weird vocabulary to reach pet owners in the exam room. But the best way to be understood in veterinary practice is always, first, to listen.

How to sell to an associate for a corporate price

A veterinary practice owner who wants more than "fair market value" and an associate veterinarian who wants to buy in slowly and receive mentorship will want to consider this plan.

Building a kinder, stronger veterinary leader

My Q&A with CVC educator Dr. Betsy Charles makes me optimistic that veterinary hospital teams can be nicer, more resilient, more successful and longer-lived than ever before.

Medicine

What are the best practices for antibiotic use in pneumonia, bronchitis and pyothorax?

In pneumonia and pyothorax cases, treatment while awaiting test results is recommended, but not in bronchitis cases.

Surgery STAT: Facial deformity due to equine sinus disease

Although horse owners may fear the worst (and sometimes they’re right), many conditions are highly treatable—and veterinarians can often manage the process right on the farm.

Who's still worried about rabies?

I know what you're thinking: "Didn't we get rid of rabies?" It depends on which domesticated species we're talking about. In dogs, we're doing great! In cats, not so much.

What are the best practices for antibiotic use in canine infectious respiratory disease complex?

A 10-day observation period is recommended in dogs with mild clinical signs as most pathogens involved in this respiratory disease are viral.

Hey doc, have your veterinary clients been fooled by this doc(umentary)?

One colleague's take on the Netflix documentary Pet Fooled, which sets out to "expose" the pet food industry.

The job search

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.

Resume, interview tips from a hiring manager

Write your next great resume or nail that next job interview at a veterinary practice with my tips from years of hiring and firing.

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.