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Editor's blog: A second salvo on state boards

The making of a series
Nov 7, 2007

I am absolutely convinced that veterinarians will be faced with more intrusive government rules and regulations than ever before. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it's going to get worse.

The costs of care

Rising standards driven by pet-owner expectations, DVM survey shows
Nov 1, 2007

National Report — Client expectations have increased over the last two years, according to 80 percent of veterinarians surveyed.

Editor's Note: Complaints are up; so is the quality of care

Oct 1, 2007

It started with one simple, undocumented question: "Are complaints against veterinarians on the rise nationally?"

Exclusive DVM Survey: Client demand fuels spike in complaints to state boards

Serious sanctions flat, but officials cite Internet, increasing costs and human-animal bond as factors driving overall increase
Oct 1, 2007

National Report — When a medical case goes bad, consumers are more likely to complain to state boards than in years past, veterinarians report.

Pet healthcare industry summit mulls action plan on boosting DVM population

Sep 1, 2007

Portland, Ore. — More than 140 leaders, representing many of the diverse disciplines in the veterinary market, hope to address the perceived and growing shortage of veterinarians in the United States.

Low practice values signal a need to look at profitability, AVPMCA reports

Aug 1, 2007

National Report — An increasing number of practices are appraising lower than expected, management experts report. If that trend holds true, it signals a need to closely scrutinize profitability, according to the Valuation Issues Committee of the Association of Veterinary Practice Management Consultants and Advisors (AVPMCA).

A malpractice doctrine

Aug 1, 2007

Animal-law expert Barbara Gislason, a Minneapolis attorney, believes the time is ripe for veterinary medicine to help design a fair system to resolve the emotional-value issue in malpractice claims. Otherwise, she warns, the courts will do the job, and the profession might not like the outcome.

Embracing compassionate care

Jul 1, 2007

The delivery of veterinary care can be every bit as good as that of human medicine, says Diane Levitan, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM.

Inside the Consumer Psyche

Jul 1, 2007

National Report — Money isn't everything. Especially when it comes to consumer attitudes about rising veterinary fees.

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