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Bad online review got you down? 4 steps to right a cyber wrong

You can't control what a veterinary client says about you, your team members or your practice online, but you can manage the damage. Here's how.

Commentary: Student debt is an academic problem

Educational debt is a trap of veterinary colleges’ own making, says this longtime academician.

Letters to Vetted: Yeah, that IS how I’d change vet school!

'If I ruled the world' … Dr. Sarah Wooten would have done her education a little differently. These readers, largely, agreed.

3 tips for making veterinary house calls

This company offers their years-tested marketing, financial help, phone-call support and more for a franchise fee and a cut of your profits. Whether you want to go with a house-call company like MVS or go it alone, here’s some advice about which clients love house calls and what steps to take to make sure you do it right.

Treating stress with sweat: A top prescription for veterinary students

Regular exercise can help us handle not only the grueling years of vet school but the stresses we’ll face throughout our professional lives.

Medicine

The finer points: Injecting common sense into your regional anesthesia strategy

Fetch dvm360 educators Mike Barletta, Tasha McNerney and Ori Scislowicz take a full-circle approach to maximizing the effectiveness of local nerve blocks in veterinary practice.

Veterinary vantage point: The reality of how cyberbullies tear us down

There are three things you never talk about online: politics, religion—and apparently pet food.

The usual suspects: Top 10 toxins poisonous to pets

These bad boys of the toxicology world are dangerous to pets. Here’s how to handle these cases.

You don't have to be a specialist to use ultrasound

Expert status isn’t a requisite for getting most of the diagnostic information you need, says imaging specialist Dr. Rachel Pollard.

Can that lawn service replace the use of flea and tick preventives?

Companies heavily advertise their flea- and tick-repelling sprays this time of year. Are your clients buying the hype?

The job search

The 10 résumé commandments for associate veterinarians

Want to make sure that document you’ve labored over lands you your dream job? Follow these edicts.

What to expect when you’re expecting … to dispute your noncompete

Noncompete terms are the gifts that keep on giving well after you leave a veterinary practice. If you’re hoping to get out of yours, here’s a picture of how that could go—as well as some words of advice.

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.