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When a microchip raises more questions than it answers

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.

5 things that can go wrong in a veterinary practice sale

In years of evaluating no-value, low-value veterinary hospitals and practice sales that have fallen through, I've seen my share of these problems. Don't make them yours.

When it comes to buying a veterinary practice, consider a ‘proposal’

A well-thought-out letter of intent, much like an engagement proposal, can keep from scaring off a potential business partner.

My plan for CE self-improvement

Veterinarians can't turn a blind eye to business anymore. Let's finally put that annual practice management learning to work to make real change in our hospitals.

Own it: Take the lead on a path to financial freedom

Crippling debt + more debt = less debt? We promise there’s method to this math madness, but it requires veterinary graduates to pull their heads out of their debt and consider practice ownership.

Medicine

In the mood for food: 3 ways to increase appetite in pets with cancer

And you have these tools right there in your veterinary clinic, says Dr. Sue Ettinger.

Pain management and Microlactin: Got milk?

This milk protein concentrate from the milk of hyperimmunized cows, should be your next big moo-ve toward managing pain in feline patients

5 tips to tackle otitis externa

This CVC educator and Iowa State University faculty member breaks down some ear-cleaning basics every general practitioner can put to work today.

When it comes to dental radiography, do you know what’s normal?

You have to have a solid understanding of the basics—and what’s normal—before you can leap to abnormal, says Dr. Barden Greenfield.

Saved from the sidelines: Conservative management of intervertebral disk disease

Score a touchdown with veterinary clients by getting affected dogs back safely on all fours with less monetary investment.

The job search

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.

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.