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Associate know-how

New associates: Don't be daunted by clients (or yourself)


Veterinary medicine in the real world rarely follows what you’ve studied in your textbooks—often because of two human variables: yourself and your clients.

New associates: What you might not know when you graduate vet school


Dr. Andy Rollo examines his own debut into veterinary practice to pinpoint areas he wished he’d known more about before diving in.

When doctors put technicians on trial

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 01, 2017

In the latest installment of "Old School, New School," we ask the question: Where's the line between appropriately righteous indignation about pet owners' choices and getting really judgy about those choices? Dr. Codger and Dr. Greenskin seem to differ. Where do you fall?

Under one roof: When specialist and generalist share space

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 20, 2017

Creating a working partnership with a generalist can open the door to a career path you may not have considered.

Banfield to provide debt relief for veterinarians

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 08, 2017

National veterinary pratice announces program to help ease financial strain for its more than 3,500 doctors.

Career development for associates

Q&A with millennial practice owners

Nov 07, 2017

Their student debt is frightening. The generation's urge to own is lightening. Find out from two young veterinary practice owners why they did it, how they did it, and what their advice is for their generational cohort.

Biz Essentials: Buying or Selling a Veterinary Practice

Oct 06, 2017

Tools, tips and plans to inspire you to buy a veterinary practice, help you sell a practice or get your deal with the right buyer and sell through.

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.

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.