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Game of Thrones: Are veterinary leaders born or made?

VETTED - Jul 07, 2017

Why the hit HBO show has something to teach those who lead in veterinary medicine. Are you Stark, Lannister, a Direwolf or one of those misfit leaders? (Hint: I'm down with Khaleesi.)

Go inward: How locus of control can save you


Believing you have some control over the events in your life is crucial to happiness and could make a huge difference in your personal life and veterinary career.

Journal Scan: Are rigid endoscopy and laparoscopy worth the investment?


The procedures may be minimally invasive for the patients, but they come with a steep learning curve and startup price for veterinary clinics.

Imposter syndrome, hidden money and paperwork from hell

VETTED - Jul 03, 2017

Pained veterinary associates get the help they need in our first “Vets Ask Dr. Dave.”

Old School, New School: Beach island or treatment area island?

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 29, 2017

For young associate Dr. Greenskin, the biggest choice of her life in buying the practice from old Dr. Codger feels like a question of time: Time for family and personal life … or time traded for money and career fulfillment. Which will she choose?

Career development for associates

Death and the road to 'One Health'

Jul 10, 2017

Over and over again, we veterinarians hear it from our clients: Our pets die better than we do. In many cases, they’re right.

Veterinary confessions: In control ... or out?

Jul 07, 2017

We selected confessions from the Vet Confessionals Project that reflect the feelings of control (or lack thereof) that plague the profession.

'I am an angel of death'

Jun 23, 2017

I wear that title as a badge of honor. My value as a veterinarian lies in the art and skill of death at the heart of my mobile hospice practice.

Resume, interview tips from a hiring manager

Mar 29, 2017

Write your next great resume or nail that next job interview at a veterinary practice with my tips from years of hiring and firing.

Your Veterinary Voice Episode 10: Jenifer Chatfield, DVM, DACZM

Jan 26, 2017

Chatfield shares her tips on finding an alternative career in veterinary medicine, her worries about the next big zoonotic disease, and her all-American approach to pet ownership.

Personal finances for associates

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

Mar 02, 2017

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

What happens to taxes under Trump?

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.

I don't give discounts ...

Nov 09, 2016

To my veterinary clients. And I don't feel bad about it.

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.