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Choose your own payment adventure

VETTED - Feb 24, 2017

Whether a veterinary client's pet is getting a cancer diagnosis, the pet owner is managing a chronic condition such as allergies or they're visiting you for the very first time, here’s how to nail best practices to show off your financial savvy when it comes to payments and, maybe, encourage folks to look into pet insurance down the line.

Motivating clients to provide flea control

VETTED - Feb 24, 2017

Are your veterinary clients kinda "meh" when it comes to flea control? Here are the most motivating factors to consider the next time you make recommendations.

Which monitoring equipment does your practice need for the zombie apocalypse?

VETTED - Feb 22, 2017

Whether zombies are hot on your trail or you’re just trying to make it through another busy day at your veterinary practice, here’s a quick look at the monitoring equipment we’ve got on the brain.

Not just quelling a kidney catastrophe!

VETTED - Feb 17, 2017

New cartridge for blood-filtration promises cleaner blood for more than just veterinary renal conditions.

Open up and say "... oh no ...": Guidance on oral tumors in veterinary patients

VETTED - Feb 17, 2017

A big bonus of a thorough veterinary oral examination: You can spot oral tumors as well. The downside: You may spot an oral tumor.

Girl, have you seen that new e-collar? Let me tell you ...

VETTED - Feb 10, 2017

We have four words: New. Veterinary. Products. GO!

Breaking news

Christie McFall Joins UBM Americas as VP, managing director of Veterinary group

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 27, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

McFall succeeds Becky Turner Chapman, longtime head of CVC conferences, dvm360.com and associated print veterinary journals.

FDA approves generic melarsomine product for heartworm treatment

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 24, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Zoetis releases Diroban (melarsomine dihydrochloride) injection amid long-term shortage issues.

Letter to dvm360: Strong political opinions hurt and devalue the team

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 22, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, sure, but balance in communication can be achieved.

Clinical updates

Putting the preventive into flea allergy dermatitis

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Feb 24, 2017

By Allison Kirby, DVM, DACVD

Advice to allay "Just what am I giving my pet?" veterinary client concerns about flea control products.

Feline hypoadrenocorticism: Yes, cats get Addison’s disease too

VETTED - Feb 23, 2017

By David Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM

While there’s no cure for this adrenal condition, cats can achieve their full life expectancy with appropriate treatment.

Oh yes, it’s the great pretender

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Feb 21, 2017

By Sarah J. Wooten, DVM

According to CVC speaker and expert Dr. Chen Gilor, veterinarians should be screening more patients for hypoadrenocorticism or risk missing a diagnosis.

Practice life and business

Veterinary tick removal handout

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Feb 27, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Give brave pet owners this handout for tackling tick infestations on their pets at home.

Posts and tweets about … Maine coon cats

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Feb 24, 2017

By Shawn Finch, DVM

Show these gentle, fluffy giants some love with these breed of the month social media posts.

5 money myths that don’t pay off

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Feb 24, 2017

By Hilal Dogan, BVSc

From “Time is money” to “Money can’t buy happiness,”, here are some huge money-centered myths that I believe veterinary associates should cash out soon.

Teamwork and communication

It's a marathon, not a sprint: Don't give up on selling parasite prevention

VETTED - Feb 27, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Despite the ubiquity of big-box-store loss-leader promotions, there is a future for flea, tick and heartworm preventive sales in your veterinary practice.

Client handout: How to win the barking dog battle

FIRSTLINE - Feb 24, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Have your veterinary clients try these tips for more peaceful pooches.

Dental procedures are safer with a dedicated anesthetist

FIRSTLINE - Feb 23, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

CVC educator Candice Hoerner, CVT, VTS (dentistry) makes the case for patient safety.

Photo packages

Quick quiz: Tick-transmitted disease—Can you make the diagnosis?

FIRSTLINE - Feb 22, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Test your knowledge of common tick-borne diseases by reading through the clinical signs and making a diagnosis.

Canine genetic test offers insider info for Puppy Bowl XIII

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 05, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

With the help of Embark, fans get additional insight into cuddly canine players on teams Ruff and Fluff.

DIY veterinary hospital hacks

FIRSTLINE - Feb 01, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

Use these five simple solutions to redesign your practice spaces for more comfort and efficiency.

Hospital design

Financing for veterinary building projects has become more flexible

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Feb 23, 2017

By Gary I. Glassman, CPA

Gary Glassman, CPA, shares an encouraging five-year trend.

The (hospital construction) Price Is Right!

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Feb 15, 2017

By dvm360.com staff

The economic recession pushed down veterinary clinic construction costs. Now they’re on the rise again, but architect Dan Chapel, AIA, says that’s a good thing. Say what?!

Spruce up your veterinary hospital to attract new associates or buyers

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Feb 13, 2017

By Heather E. Lewis, AIA

Small touch-ups and an objective look at your space will go a long way in getting an associate or other potential practice buyer interested.