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Articles by David M. Lane, DVM, MS

The rise and fall of the veterinary teaching hospital?

Dec 1, 2005

John Fredrick looked at the X-ray for several seconds. He then turned to Jennifer Adams and looked briefly over his glasses at a yellow Lab named Ben lying on the floor. John folded his glasses and laid them on the exam table. He was a robust man in his late 40s, and his normally jolly manner was now noticeably muted.

Practice in the real world "Managing chaos"

Businesses that develop workable systems will thrive; those that don't will fail
Sep 1, 2005

Aanet Sizemore waits in the back for Carrie to come out of the room. Carrie is writing in all the particulars about Caleb, a forlorn looking Great Dane with chronic vomiting and persistent elevated white counts. Janet has seen Caleb in the past for this and an assortment of other maladies but has been able to totally stop the irregular vomiting.

Practice in the Real World - The bouncing client

Defending a tenuous position can leave a DVM with a short-term victory
Jul 1, 2005

Sue Swift waited with Charlie. Charlie has been seen at Academy Vet Clinic numerous times, and Sue has had a good relationship with Dr. Swanson in the past.

Wave the white flag

Jul 1, 2005

There are times when the client is right, and you are wrong. This is a hard concept for most proud veterinarians. Occasionally "eating a little crow" can be a diet that is very healthy for your practice and your emotional health.

Wave the white flag

Jul 1, 2005

There are times when the client is right, and you are wrong. This is a hard concept for most proud veterinarians. Occasionally "eating a little crow" can be a diet that is very healthy for your practice and your emotional health.

Controlling Costs

Jun 1, 2005

Veterinarians have a limited ability to control drug costs. Selling drugs to veterinarians is —well, it is a seller's market. Although it is true that there are many vendors to buy supplies from, many of the big-ticket drugs from big-name companies that veterinarians deem to be more profitable are under patent. This means that when buying certain items, veterinarians are "price-takers" much like farmers are price-takers when it comes to selling their crops or livestock.

Smoke and mirrors

Practice in the real world
Jun 1, 2005

Drug companies are going to charge whatever the market will bear.

Take on obesity one bowl at a time

Practice in the real world
May 1, 2005

If an indoor cat has a low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet and nothing to do, the inevitable will ensue.

Mentoring bridges veterinary medicine's future with its collective experiences

Mar 1, 2005

Young veterinarians seek and value mentoring in their schooling and in the early years of practice.

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