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Vetted: Because practice ain't perfect

Fear Free quick tip: Pot holders good for more than just the kitchen

VETTED - Nov 19, 2018

Veterinary teams can use a few inexpensive silicone pot holders to distract canine patients, says Dr. Julie Reck.

“Can I use coconut oil as Fifi’s fat source?”

VETTED - Nov 15, 2018

If questions about coconut oil are popping up in your exam room, just a spoonful of advice from veterinary nutritionist Dr. Angela Rollins should help give you some direction.

Foiled veterinary student debt solutions—a dvm360 diagram

VETTED - Nov 14, 2018

Want innovative ways to tackle your student debt? This veterinarian has done the thinking through it for you.

Letter to Vetted: You’ve got pet insurance all wrong!

VETTED - Nov 13, 2018

An RVT with 15 years’ experience writes us to say a DVM who worries that pet insurance will go the way of human healthcare insurance is all wrong.

10 ways to tell clients cat vomit isn’t normal

VETTED - Nov 05, 2018

Occasional hairballs and vomit are a part of every cat owner’s life at one time or another. But maybe your hospital can help cats with proper diet, lifestyle changes and diagnosis and treatment. And you can tell clients about it right now with these social media posts.

Letter to Vetted: Pet insurance worries me

VETTED - Oct 31, 2018

This veterinarian learned to hate vision insurance when she worked as a human optometrist, and she’s afraid what more insurance control of veterinary medicine could mean.

Breaking news

dvm360 product report: Diagnostic, treatment advances for dogs and horses, and more

dvm360.com - Nov 19, 2018

By dvm360.com staff

In our latest roundup, you'll find oral med help for dogs, a client communication tool, and a vaccine combo as well as a convenient imaging option for horses.

AAFP releases consensus statement on feline feeding

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 16, 2018

By dvm360.com staff

Association aims to address the behavioral needs of cats and reduce stress-related eating problems.

Don't be scared of money

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 14, 2018

By Bridgette Bain, PhD

You’re not "in it for the money" as a veterinary professional, but you can't ignore the fact that you need money to keep practices open and you working. This year, make a New Year's resolution (or two or three) to better manage your personal accounts, your career and your practice finances this year.

Clinical updates

Fear Free quick tip: Pot holders good for more than just the kitchen

VETTED - Nov 19, 2018

By Katie James, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist

Veterinary teams can use a few inexpensive silicone pot holders to distract canine patients, says Dr. Julie Reck.

When the Christmas list includes a furry friend: Advice for pet-giving clients

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Nov 15, 2018

By Julia Albright, MA, DVM, DACVB

Puppies and kittens are gifts that keep on giving (and taking your things and ripping them to shreds). Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Julia Albright provides some points for potential pet-gifters to ponder before placing a new companion under the Christmas tree.

“Can I use coconut oil as Fifi’s fat source?”

VETTED - Nov 15, 2018

By Sarah Mouton Dowdy, Associate Content Specialist

If questions about coconut oil are popping up in your exam room, just a spoonful of advice from veterinary nutritionist Dr. Angela Rollins should help give you some direction.

Practice life and business

Your Veterinary Voice, Episode 19: Dr. Hilal Dogan and the Fetch dvm360 conference "Nurture" pillar

dvm360.com - Nov 14, 2018

By Hilal Dogan, BVSc, CCTP, Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director, Troy Van Horn

Meditation, yoga, self-care. It's about keeping yourself together so you can give your best to patients.

Letter to Vetted: You’ve got pet insurance all wrong!

VETTED - Nov 13, 2018

By dvm360.com staff

An RVT with 15 years’ experience writes us to say a DVM who worries that pet insurance will go the way of human healthcare insurance is all wrong.

Don't fire after a CE conference

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Nov 08, 2018

By Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director

This practice owner and Get Sh*t Done conference speaker counseled colleagues to wait for a bit after being away for a conference before terminating a problem employee.

Teamwork and communication

Ask Katie: My new job was hiding a toxic team member!

FIRSTLINE - Nov 17, 2018

By Katie Adams, CVPM

Don’t beat up on yourself, folks. Just because a new job at a veterinary practice sounded good, and you were hired, doesn’t mean it’s a good fit for you.

Client handout: Flea life cycle

FIRSTLINE - Nov 16, 2018

By dvm360.com staff

Scratch that itch for a clear explanation of the flea cycle for your veterinary practice's clients with this printable PDF.

Telemedicine: Join, or die?

FIRSTLINE - Nov 13, 2018

By Katie Adams, CVPM

Millennials have grown up with technology and the conveniences it affords. If veterinary practices don’t adapt to their expectations, they risk being replaced.

Photo packages

Generation Debt (or not)

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 08, 2018

By dvm360.com staff

Before you judge your colleagues, take a long, hard look at our survey data on the educational debt they carry and why it might be limiting their choices ... and, overall, bumming them out.

Vet confessions: Find someone to lean on

dvm360.com - Oct 01, 2018

By dvm360.com staff

Veterinary professionals lean toward introversion most of the time, but there’s value in fostering the connections in your life.

Don’t break your break room

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Sep 28, 2018

By Vicki Pollard, CVT, AIA

You need to save money, but are you sure your veterinary hospital break room needs to be a dark, cramped closet? Here are four things to boost hospital comfort and ease stress on the most important people in your hospital: your team.

Hospital design

Freaked out pets? Try outdoor examinations

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Nov 16, 2018

By Heather E. Lewis, AIA

Assessing veterinary patients doesn't have to mean taking them into a 'scary' exam room.

Veterinary hospitals: Brick and mortar or mobile?

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Nov 02, 2018

By Gary I. Glassman, CPA

A movable clinic might be just the right thing for your clientele.

Open wide … to two crucial hospital design details

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Nov 01, 2018

By Heather E. Lewis, AIA

Many a veterinary practice owner has gotten bogged down and overwhelmed obsessing over every tiny little detail of every surface of every room of their new hospital. But you can’t go wrong thinking about these two things.