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Articles by David M. Lane, DVM, MS

The 40-30-20-10 veterinary client countdown

Woe is the day if the 10 percent of animal keepers become the majority at your veterinary practice
Sep 1, 2010

Woe is the day if the 10 percent of animal keepers become the majority at your veterinary practice

Get the most out of a veterinary conference

Do: Meet and greet as much as possible. Don't: Wear flip-flops and a sweatshirt; be professional.
Aug 1, 2010

Do: Meet and greet as much as possible. Don't: Wear flip-flops and a sweatshirt; be professional.

In search of the new normal

Exceptional client service paramount in downsized economy; take extra steps to ensure satisfaction
Jan 1, 2010

Will the value of our homes and business real estate return to pre-2008 levels? Is it time to sell or buy? Will we ever get back to normal?

The traveling trophy

A life lesson learned decades ago in first-year veterinary school
Oct 1, 2009

A walrus bone, the baculum, mounted on a plaque became a traveling trophy for the winner of the annual Illinois-Purdue softball game. When it was stolen, the effort to get it back led to a life-changing adventure.

Trends: Generational interplay

May 1, 2009

Lacey heard the tell-tale chirp from her cell phone.

Where did all the money go?

Veterinarians should remain relatively stable during these unstable times
Jan 1, 2009

While the wealthy, privileged and middle classes worry about losses in the stock market, the world's underclasses worry about food costs and shortages.

Making your management mark

Without good leadership skills, some practitioners have big problems
Jul 1, 2008

Owners who seek to avoid conflict by meeting challenges head-on actually become part of the problem.

Providing client convenience: It's no small matter

Apr 1, 2008

Dr. James Brooks turned over in bed and looked at the clock. It was 8:05 a.m. He was a little late but thought he could make it to the clinic on time. He quickly headed to the bathroom to wash up and brush his teeth. He looked in the mirror — same face, different day. He laughed nervously because it really wasn't the same face. It was a suddenly aging facade marred by the daily stress of being a solo practitioner in a changing veterinary world. He had never married. His apartment usually was a mess — cleaned only when circumstances dictated.

A Christmas Carole

Dec 1, 2007

Dr. Eb Rouge sat at his desk sorting his mail and bills. His habit was to have an ongoing conversation with himself.

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