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Articles by David M. Lane, DVM, MS

Are you patient?

Losing it' with clients can be costly
Oct 1, 2007

Donna was 30 minutes late but finally made it into the exam room with her new puppy, Rudy.

The making of a consumer

Sep 1, 2007

'Betty, call Junior. I think I want to start a dispensary.'

Are you busy?

Aug 1, 2007

Janet Gilmore peeked through the door into the small waiting room. She could see Harold, holding two cats and Harry, his pet Beagle. She saw several other clients she knew quite well and one new client, who looked a bit uneasy as she sat with a small mixed-breed dog.

The busy Vet

Aug 1, 2007

Janet definitely is a busy veterinarian – busy doing everything at once.

Playing the percentages

Jun 1, 2007

Let's return to our story that began in this column in the May issue.

Playing the percentages Beware of pay pitfalls

Center Valley Veterinary Hospital; Springfield, Calif.
Apr 1, 2007

Lou Swinney wheeled his new SUV into the cramped parking lot. A cup holding his morning java suddenly jarred forward as he made the abrupt stop. The inertia sent a quarter of the contents on an additional journey. Swinney quickly wiped the rim and base of the cup with a tissue and barreled out of the vehicle toward the front door, a wide briefcase trailing from his right arm like a broken rudder.

The age of specialization

Practice in the real world
Mar 1, 2007

Career 'journal' shows how a typical longtime practitioner could get caught unaware

The Weezer story

R&R just isn't always what it is cracked up to be
Jan 1, 2007

"Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent." — Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday

Interview with a horsefly

Dec 1, 2006

Jeb White walked to the mailbox. On the side of the box, he noticed a very large black horsefly rubbing its front feet together. As he opened the door, two large brown wasps exited and swayed momentarily in the air like small helicopters. They threatened briefly, then gained speed and moved on. Jeb's hair bristled and his chest hurt a bit.


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