Associate know-how

How associate veterinarians can craft an ace contract

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 01, 2014

Associates: Don’t leave your contract negotiation up to chance. Understanding protectable interest and including a reasonable deferral period will get you closer to the contract you want.

Can associates motivate the veterinary team?

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Sep 16, 2014

Although associate veterinarians may not manage or own the practice, Denise Tumblin, CPA, says there are several ways they can—and should— motivate team members.

Minding the veterinary mentorship gap

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Sep 15, 2014

For many young veterinarians, buying a practice is a logical career move. But Denise Tumblin, CPA, says that just as when learning medicine, they need to find and lean on the right resources and mentors first.

Get exam room questions right with your veterinary clients

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Sep 01, 2014

Elicit specific info the right way—especially about preventive care compliance—and you'll get more details and opportunities to educate.

Your veterinary associate may want personal finance guidance

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - 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.

Career development for associates

How to help veterinary team members earn more

Aug 26, 2014

Financial success at a veterinary hospital can pay off when it comes to salaries.

Veterinary team musical chairs

Aug 12, 2014

Cross-training is one way to beat boredom and more successfully cover lengthy absences in veterinary hospitals.

When struggle meets veterinary success

Jul 01, 2014

Florida veterinarian's determination pays off after sacrificing for a better life for her son and a career in veterinary medicine.

Crafting the client experience to achieve business success

Jun 15, 2014

Matt Meeker, co-founder of the house call veterinary service BarkCare, advises other entrepreneurs to center their energies on serving clients and their needs—the specifics will come later. Listen as he explains this process.

The cost of complacency in the veterinary profession–and how to fight it

May 01, 2014

Dr. Jeff Rothstein, MBA, explains how coasting can hurt not only you, but your veterinary practice and team as well.

Personal finances for associates

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.

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.

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 veterinarian's guide to budgeting: Don't buy what you don't need

Sep 01, 2014

Actively thinking about what you need versus what you don't will help you stick to a real-world spending plan.