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Associate know-how

Should DVMs sell pet food?


If your answers to these two questions in this article are "yes," then ABSOLUTELY your veterinary hospital needs to sell pet food to pet owners, according to Ernie Ward, DVM.

Old school, new school: Follow the leader

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 08, 2017

In which Dr. Greenskin wonders if she will ever attain the mythical status of her employer and mentor.

The VERY basics of percentage-based associate compensation


CVC educator Denise Tumblin, CPA, explained to practice owners, practice managers and associates the fundamentals of what they needed to know on percentage-based compensation.

When the bond breaks: Examining clients who jeopardize the veterinary team relationship

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 01, 2017

Here’s what veterinarians think about “difficult” pet owners: how it feels when clients lash out—and who’s willing to show them the door.

How app-ropriate: A practitioner's take on 6 veterinary apps

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 01, 2017

Are these clinical-focused tools at your fingertips handy, or should you even bother?

Career development for associates

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.

Mind Over Miller: Hold off on choosing your animal specialty

Nov 28, 2016

Young veterinary grads will be smarter and more career-flexible if they look to mixed practice for their first job.

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.

Personal finances for associates

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.

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.