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Vet students want business education, survey shows

This study by the Student AVMA shows that veterinary students want personal finance and business education in school from professors and guest lecturers. Are today’s schools doing all they can to make that happen?

Think of change as a jingle in your pocket: How veterinary professionals can benefit from embracing the new

Get an hour of CE credit on a more expansive way to think of life changes as well as how to manage change at both the personal and veterinary practice levels.

Veterinary schools focus on preparing graduates earlier, better

Some schools are upgrading their curricula to teach technical skills from day one and make soft skills mandatory. Is it enough to bridge the gap between ivory tower and the practice trenches?

Old School, New School: Dr. Greenskin is back and isn’t backing down

Bullies beware. Time away from the veterinary hospital has given Dr. Greenskin some gumption, and she’s not afraid to use it.

Royal Canin and Vet Set Go launch camp scholarship contest

Aspiring veterinarians will have opportunity to win a spot at Auburn's Junior Vet Camp.

Medicine

Heartworm disease: What lies beneath

Dr. Stephen Jones takes us on a pictorial journey of the gross effects of heartworm infections in veterinary patients.

6 savvy tips for the surgical suite

From autoclavable shoes to less-mess cautery, veterinary surgeon Dr. Jennifer Wardlaw shares a few of her favorite surgical solutions.

Trending: Veterinary imaging and telemedicine

Unprecedented access to specialists is just one great use of this emerging service.

Help a veterinary colleague out—take good notes

Leave TMI on that UTI; the paper trail leads to better patient care and client service.

Got a patient with atopy? Three options you may want to give a shot

Help those itchy veterinary patients with these immunotherapy options.

The job search

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.

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.