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'I am an angel of death'

I wear that title as a badge of honor. My value as a veterinarian lies in the art and skill of death at the heart of my mobile hospice practice.

4 things pet owners aren't telling you

A wildly innovative session at all three CVC shows this year puts pet owners in a room and on camera with a classroom of attendees next door listening to their exam room and practice experiences. Here are four things moderator Brian Conrad, CVPM, learned at the first one in Virginia Beach.

Old School, New School: Drexit strategy

Dr. Codger dreams and schemes about how to hand off his responsibilities at his veterinary practice—and perhaps still receive a paycheck. But will Greenskin bite?

60 seconds or less: Social media must-haves for veterinary practice

CVC educator Dr. Caitlin DeWilde lays out social media and website needs for the beginner, the journeyman and the advanced veterinary practice manager or owner.

COE rejects University of Arizona's veterinary school proposal a second time

The novel-concept veterinary school can reapply for accreditation in June.

Medicine

Navigating unusual euthanasia requests

All good things must come to an end, and pets are nothing but good in their owners' eyes. Here’s some advice from Dr. Mary Gardner on how to best handle those last moments, even when an unexpected entreaty arises.

Journal Scan: The risks you don’t know can hurt you

Literature show that precaution in the workplace is essential for women of childbearing age.

Clinical Rounds: Multiple myeloma in a 9-year-old Labrador

Five different perspectives provide an in-depth, well-rounded understanding of this rare cancer and how it affected an older dog’s quality of life.

Protein restriction is important in cats with chronic kidney disease, but ...

CVC educator Dr. Margie Scherk says take it case-by-case and assess muscle and body condition.

Joint supplements for dogs: The helpful vs. the hype

There’s a lot of crazy info out there when it comes to canine joint health and mobility. (Elk antler, anyone?) Arm yourself with the evidence and position your veterinary practice as the trusted source of reliable data.

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.