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Kindergarten life: All I really need to know about veterinary medicine I learned in kindergarten


We learned these 10 things long ago, and veterinary school students remind me of them daily.

What Fear-Free could be in the future: A comprehensive checklist


What does a practice team need to do to be Fear-Free? That's an open question, but here is a checklist that tries to gather the very latest on the topic. Find out what you're doing, what you could start and what's going to need you to think about it for a while before trying ...

Dial it down: A Fear-Free checklist


An exclusive, brand-new look at cutting-edge thinking on low-stress patient care for beginners, intermediate experts and Fear-Free gurus.

Rolling out Fear-Free: It’s a toolbox, not a mandate


Getting on board is easier than you think--and it doesn't have to be a chore

Called beyond traditional veterinary practice

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 30, 2015

Dr. Jessica Vogelsang dedicates veterinary career to humor, compassion and good death experiences for pets.

Career development for associates

Called beyond traditional veterinary practice

Jun 30, 2015

Dr. Jessica Vogelsang dedicates veterinary career to humor, compassion and good death experiences for pets.

Combatting suicide

Jun 26, 2015

Despite high military suicide rates, veterinarians are still more likely to be victims of suicide. Why?

Letter: 6 coping mechanisms for life as a veterinarian

Dec 01, 2014

This reader was moved by a colleague's suicide to share his emotional coping mechanisms for veterinary students, associates and long-time DVMs.

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.

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.