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Biz Essentials: Buying or Selling a Veterinary Practice

Tools, tips and plans to inspire you to buy a veterinary practice, help you sell a practice or get your deal with the right buyer and sell through.

Letter to dvm360: It's time to do something about student debt

This Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine professor emeritus is embarrassed at the profession's reluctance to actually do something about the rising cost of a DVM education.

Fetch speakers up the ante with veterinary ‘Cards Against Humanity’ spin-off

The deck is stacked with these Fetch speakers, who have found a way to work in the oh-so-scandalous card game into their sessions.

Is income-based the way to go for student loans?

What’s a veterinarian to do with all that student debt?

Old School, New School: Like a boss

Without Dr. Codger breathing down her neck, Dr. Greenskin is able to grow her confidence—but can she convince her boss that they need to grow their veterinary team?

Medicine

Are dogs "scrotally aware"?

Two studies are challenging long-held perceptions on the best place to make an incision for castration in dogs.

What can therapeutic drug monitoring do for you?

For starters, it can make you a veterinary detective/fortune teller/superhero who practices better medicine while making more money.

What to tell clients about cats' chronic diarrhea

Cat owners need to know all hope is not lost.

World's cutest dog muzzle?

This soft, duck-billed muzzle might turn an angry dog outburst into a funny angry-Donald Duck-like experience. Veterinary professionals, decide for yourself.

Meowslow’s hierachy of needs

Cats have needs beyond food and shelter. And the better you and your veterinary clients understand these needs, the closer the kitties in your clinic will come to reaching their full potential.

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.