Breaking news

AAHA endorses new veterinary wellness plan program

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 19, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

VPI plans offer three varying levels of coverage that reimburses pet owners without practice enrollment.

Partners for Healthy Pets white paper reports troubling trends

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 18, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

New research indicates no reversal in veterinary visit decline despite economic recovery.

dvm360 iPad publication: Issue 38 is now available

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 18, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

In this special issue, Fear Free Leadership Challenge 2014: dvm360 explores the Fear Free revolution and offers your complete guide to reducing stress, anxiety, worry and fear in your patients and your practice.

Clinical updates

Video: Think before you extract

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Aug 13, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

Dr. Wade Gingerich responds to practitioners who are hesitant to refer cases to veterinary dentists.

Journal Scan: Uremic gastropathy in cats with kidney disease: does it exist?

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Aug 06, 2014

By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM

A study looks at whether cats with chronic kidney disease are more likely to develop gastric pathology as a result of uremia.

Video: Canine mandibular and sublingual salivary gland excision

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Jul 30, 2014

By Don R. Waldron, DVM, DACVS

See how Dr. Don Waldron performs this procedure indicated for treating salivary mucoceles and, rarely, salivary gland neoplasia.

Management strategies

Could departmentalizing work for your veterinary hospital?

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Aug 21, 2014

By Shawn Gatesman

I don’t like cross-training. Here’s why specializing is working better at our hospital.

Veterinary team musical chairs

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Aug 12, 2014

By Annette Von Stetten

Cross-training is one way to beat boredom and more successfully cover lengthy absences in veterinary hospitals.

5 ways to fail at ultrasound in your veterinary hospital

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Aug 11, 2014

By Stephen Tracey

From purchase to training, here’s what happens if you don’t plan for this new important addition to your medical services.

Teamwork and communication

Blog: Keeping your veterinary team happy

FIRSTLINE - Aug 18, 2014

By Kyle Palmer, CVT

Most owners or managers who are paying attention know that a dynamic shift in employee desires occurred about six years ago. This change has had an effect on numbers of important human resource issues such as vacation, sick time, personal time, flex time, work schedules in general, and of course, wages.

Rising to the veterinary management challenge

FIRSTLINE - Aug 11, 2014

By Sandra Bertholf

When her practice manager retired, this technical staff supervisor rose to the challenge and accepted a position of leadership as the new manager at her practice. Here’s what she learned.

Create a video to explain why your team is in veterinary medicine

FIRSTLINE - Aug 08, 2014

By Lisa Alberta

This veterinary team made a video to show the compassionate, people-side of their practice.

Photo galleries

Snuggles Butt Le Lee tops list of wacky names for cats

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 15, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

VPI shares stories of how policy holders named pets.

Peanut Wigglebutt tops list of wacky names for dogs

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 15, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

Veterinary pet insurance provider shares stories of how policy holders named pets.

Vet-spiration Issue 3: Your veterinary inspiration digest

FIRSTLINE - Aug 07, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

Renew your well of passion for practice with five good things from the veterinary world this week.

Hospital design

Veterinary exam room evolution

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jul 19, 2014

By Heather E. Lewis, AIA

Take a look at how the high temple of veterinary medicine—otherwise known as the exam room—has changed with the times and where it's going.

Creature comforts benefit your bottom line

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 15, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

Demand for luxury boarding is still growing among veterinary clientele, urban and rural. Learn how this feature can attract pet owners and create cash flow for your practice.

How to design with felines in mind

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jun 12, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

Cater to cats and clients with these feline-friendly hospital design ideas.

Preventive health includes people, too

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jun 01, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

This Old Florida-style veterinary hospital puts the health of clients, staff and patients top of mind.

The 2014 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Supplement

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jun 01, 2014

By dvm360.com staff

It's here! Your destination for stories, photos and floor plans from this year's Merit Award-winning practices.