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Study: Successful veterinarians develop coping skills after adverse events

Turning a sad outcome into a learning experience results in resilience for the future, authors report.

#MeToo in vet med: Shining a light on sexual harassment and assault

Veterinary professionals open up about their own experiences with unwelcome sexual advances, gender-related power plays—and downright creepiness.

How to discount associates right out of practice

Dr. Codger wants to help, so he cuts prices for his veterinary clients. Dr. Greenskin wants to do top-quality medicine and charge appropriately. Are the two medical cases in this story going to be the straw that breaks the camel's back?

Public Service Loan Forgiveness program in jeopardy

New bill would eradicate program, which offsets student debt through service in a public health position; veterinary lobbyists battle to maintain it.

VIN Foundation essay competition offers cash prizes

Veterinary students who write about solutions for the profession may be awarded up to $3,000.

Medicine

On the fence about embracing the AAFP's Cat Friendly Practice Program?

The results of a recent survey show how veterinary practices that have been there, done cat, have reaped benefits.

A pernicious triad: Arthritis, obesity and chronic pain

Each of these health problems causes harm in its own way, and it's not unusual for veterinary patients to present with all three. Dr. Tara Edwards says early detection and intervention and a multimodal management strategy are keys to taming this tangled trio.

Shelter Snapshot: Playing the name game

Shakespeare told us that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but is that true for animal shelters? Find out what a shelter's name or its descriptors tell us about its services and the animals that it helps.

Journal Scan: Speak! Or should you? What do your canine veterinary patients prefer?

A new study shows that dogs better attend to gestural commands than verbal ones, but for the best result, try combining word and deed.

When the pet is obese and the client is oblivious

According to veterinary nutritionist Deborah Linder, the battle of the bulge starts with your clients’ hearts and minds.

The job search

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.

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.