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dvm360 Leadership Challenge: Toxic Teams - Jan 23, 2017

Can't we all just get along? (And what do you do when the answer is no?) This dvm360 Leadership Challenge investigates the sources of this poison and offers commentary, data and solutions to help teams dismantle their destructive forces. ...

Clinical updates

5 tips to tackle otitis externa


This CVC educator and Iowa State University faculty member breaks down some ear-cleaning basics every general practitioner can put to work today.

When it comes to dental radiography, do you know what’s normal?


You have to have a solid understanding of the basics—and what’s normal—before you can leap to abnormal, says Dr. Barden Greenfield.

Saved from the sidelines: Conservative management of intervertebral disk disease


Score a touchdown with veterinary clients by getting affected dogs back safely on all fours with less monetary investment.

Client video: Euthanasia—knowing when it's time


The hardest question you have to face as a pet owner. Dr. Mary Gardner wants to help your veterinary patients have a perfect ending to their perfect life.

Busting out the big questions on medical protocols, patient care and client satisfaction: Is it better or worse in corporate?

VETTED - Apr 15, 2017

"Corporate medicine" means different things to different people, and those differences of opinion are creating fragments in the profession. We're busting out the big question: Can we come together, or is it up to everyone to go their own way?


Fear Free, high value continuing education? #skeptical

FIRSTLINE - Apr 18, 2017

I didn't believe a lower stress approach could make a difference in our veterinary practice … until CVC made a convert of our assistant manager. Here's what we've learned in the process (and how my skepticism has turned to genuine appreciation).

Fear Free: Be the team that changes everything for pets - Apr 19, 2017

Consider this case study and ask yourself: Do you want to change everything for the pets that visit your practice?

Calm skies ahead: Helping pets with thunderstorm phobias

FIRSTLINE - Apr 18, 2017

CVC educator Dr. E’Lise Christensen, DACVB, offers at-home behavior modification strategies veterinarians and team members can offer to clients.

Fear Free: An urgent obligation (not to mention, unprecedented opportunity) - Apr 18, 2017

You’ve probably heard of Dr. Marty Becker. And if you’ve heard of Dr. Marty Becker, chances are you’ve heard of his dream of every veterinary practice transforming into a Fear Free practice.

Make the leap into better behavior consultations

VETTED - Apr 07, 2017

Here’s a look at who’s handling the majority of client communication on behavior issues, as well as tips from an all-star veterinary practice.

Personal finances for associates

When it comes to buying a veterinary practice, consider a ‘proposal’

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 19, 2017

A well-thought-out letter of intent, much like an engagement proposal, can keep from scaring off a potential business partner.

Repayment realities: Why do some DVMs take longer to pay off student debt?

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Mar 02, 2017

Demographic factors correlate with shorter—and longer—veterinary loan payback periods.

Letter to dvm360: Buyer beware on internship opportunities

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 17, 2017

While it may seem like an ideal coaching situation, this ‘practice owner internship’ may not benefit the participants as much as the directors.

What happens to taxes under Trump?

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 13, 2017

Everybody will be affected: the well-off as well as the nation's veterinary practice owners and just about every tax-paying American. Here’s our guess in President Trump’s first month of office on the future of Uncle Sam’s revenue.

Veterinary loans don’t HAVE to be scary

VETTED - Jan 13, 2017

Feel out of your depth talking the practice owner into a new piece of expensive equipment or planning your own startup or practice purchase? You’re not alone. Here’s the short answer to, “What do I need to think about when I borrow a lot of money?”