Veterinary associates | Veterinary Medicine

Associate know-how

A utopian future for veterinary medicine: How tech will get us there

VETTED - Oct 19, 2016

An honest assessment of veterinarians' hang-ups with technology and a path to move forward.

Veterinary professionals: Follow your heart

VETTED - Oct 11, 2016

Advice from the creator of the Vet Confessionals Project.

You can help research pet obesity

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 04, 2016

A pet obesity organization is asking U.S. veterinary hospitals to collect and send in pet weight information for the 10th Annual Pet Obesity Awareness Day survey Oct. 12.

When practice manager Brian Conrad is having a bad day


Dead giveaways that Brian is down in the dumps (plus bonus tales of real life practice nightmares).

Are you the veterinarian you wanted to be?


If we're so adept at identifying medical problems and making diagnoses, then can't we fix our own problems?

Career development for associates

In veterinary practice, lifestyle matters, but work ethic does too

Sep 15, 2016

Dr. Greenskin's morning quickly switches from Pokemon GO to an impromptu discussion on her investment in the practice with Dr. Codger.

10 things to love—and hate—about owning a veterinary practice

Aug 03, 2016

Are you an "owner type"? Find out right here. Here's what I struggle with and what I truly enjoy about owning a veterinary hospital.

Into the fires of Mordor: Overcoming your biggest veterinary fears

Jul 18, 2016

"One does not simply walk" fearlessly through life. Dr. Hilal Dogan knew that FOR SURE in the case of her early fear of surgery.

Checklist for buying a practice

Jun 22, 2016

Don't buy—or buy into—a veterinary hospital before you work through this checklist.

Vetting the viability of new equipment

May 13, 2016

Can Dr. Greenskin convince her scrimping superior that investing in an ultrasound machine is prudent for both their patients and their pocketbooks?

Personal finances for associates

Resources for paying off veterinary student loan debt

Dec 08, 2014

Check out these tips for living with veterinary student loan debt.

How veterinarians can avoid losing the credit card game

Oct 01, 2014

Get over your hangups and start getting ahead of your veterinary debt with these dos and don’ts.

Your veterinary associate may want personal finance guidance

Sep 01, 2014

Practice owners rated "personal finance" dead last in what they provide in their mentorship programs, according to Benchmarks 2014: A Study of Well-Managed Practices. But associates didn't completely agree.

Personal finance: What veterinary associates should know

Sep 01, 2014

This pyramid provides a visual explanation of which areas make the most sense to implement after graduation and what areas to consider later in a career.

The retirement trap

Sep 01, 2014

Aging is inevitable, but the ability to retire is in your hands—so plan ahead to avoid getting caught in false financial security.