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The cost of 'convenience' euthanasia

VETTED - Dec 01, 2016

When pet owners choose euthanasia for healthy pets, the emotional toll can be heavy for pets, their owners and your team. And you probably haven't even considered how it can hurt your business (and future referrals). You could be losing $12,712 or more every time you don't talk about behavior and the client opts for convenience euthanasia.

The cat's out of the bag! Dr. Elizabeth Colleran is one cool kitty

VETTED - Nov 30, 2016

This busy feline practitioner keeps her life in balance on the back of a tandem bike.

The long goodbye

VETTED - Nov 29, 2016

A euthanasia garden might be the key to a peaceful goodbye when your veterinary clients face parting with a beloved pet.

Introverts, unite (separately)

VETTED - Nov 23, 2016

Tips for introverted veterinary professionals to survive in a client-centric profession.

Why aren't you talking about feline heartworms?!

VETTED - Nov 22, 2016

Feline heartworm has been diagnosed in all 50 states, and it was important enough the American Association of Feline Practitioners crafted an entire campaign about it. So why don't veterinary technicians talk about preventive care as much as they could?

New species of ‘bone-crushing’ dog discovered

VETTED - Nov 22, 2016

It's no joke—newly discovered hyena-like dog fossil sheds light on eastern North America's prehistoric ecosystem

Breaking news

Mandalay malady

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 02, 2016

By Mike Paul, DVM

Dr. Mike Paul usually avoids drinking the water when traveling. Usually.

PRN Pharmacal acquires VPL; Bimeda and Ceva announce agreement on equine

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 02, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

Acquiring companies seek to expand veterinary reach by increasing product portfolios.

A referred pain: Board inquiry comes back to bite this veterinarian

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 01, 2016

By Marc Rosenberg, VMD

When pet owners file a negligence complaint against a specialty clinic, the state board finds a problem with the referring DVM's medical records.

Clinical updates

The ABCs of veterinary dentistry: "G" is for gingiva

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 02, 2016

By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, FAVD

As you are readily familiar, if this vital oral tissue that protects the teeth becomes inflamed, a progressive and painful disease can develop if not halted with good dental care.

Stop the worry and love the head halter

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 02, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

Well-timed treats are key to overcoming dogs' initial objections to this form of guidance while on a leash.

Senior vs. geriatric: Semantics or significant?

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Dec 01, 2016

By Mary Gardner, DVM

Why these words aren't interchangeable and what this means for your veterinary patients.

Practice life and business

The cost of 'convenience' euthanasia

VETTED - Dec 01, 2016

By Portia Stewart, Editor, Team Channel Director

When pet owners choose euthanasia for healthy pets, the emotional toll can be heavy for pets, their owners and your team. And you probably haven't even considered how it can hurt your business (and future referrals). You could be losing $12,712 or more every time you don't talk about behavior and the client opts for convenience euthanasia.

Feeling trapped? Consider your options BEFORE the nervous breakdown

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Nov 30, 2016

By Sarah A. Moser

When you’re overwhelmed by life in veterinary medicine plus personal challenges on the side, it’s easy to believe you’re stuck. But you always have choices, says Dr. Karen Bradley.

The cat's out of the bag! Dr. Elizabeth Colleran is one cool kitty

VETTED - Nov 30, 2016

By Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, DABVP (feline practice)

This busy feline practitioner keeps her life in balance on the back of a tandem bike.

Teamwork and communication

This simple trick takes the mess out of drawing doses

FIRSTLINE - Dec 01, 2016

By Kim Murray

No really, it's as simple as clipping your nails.

Ready to binge read? Top 10 veterinary team articles of 2016

FIRSTLINE - Dec 01, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

We made a list and checked it twice. Make sure you didn't miss any of these articles your colleagues gobbled up this year.

Flowchart: Why wellness plans?

FIRSTLINE - Nov 30, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

A veterinarian shared how a wellness plan program transformed her practice, so we turned her experience into a flowchart (because that's what we do).

Photo packages

Eyes on the future

FIRSTLINE - Nov 29, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

Exclusive data points to how veterinary practice has changed—and predicts what's in store for the future for the veterinary team.

Don't deck the stalls with these holiday hazards

Pet Poison Helpline - Nov 16, 2016

By Lynn Hovda, RPH, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Bad holiday décor choices by equine owners can truly become a matter of life or death. (It's nothing to horse around with.)

Paint your windows and profit

FIRSTLINE - Nov 14, 2016

By Susan Rossi, practice manager

This veterinary hospital's window decorating contest won them new business—and brought them closer to their clients and each other.

Hospital design

3 questions to chase a tax break

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Nov 29, 2016

By Tom McFerson, CPA, ABV

Why you should (or shouldn't) buy that new piece of equipment just because you're hungry for a tax benefit. (Did you remember we have a new president coming with tax ideas of his own??)

The long goodbye

VETTED - Nov 29, 2016

By Heather E. Lewis, AIA

A euthanasia garden might be the key to a peaceful goodbye when your veterinary clients face parting with a beloved pet.

Perfect your plans and save money on change orders

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Nov 21, 2016

By Dan Chapel, AIA, NCARB

Sinking effort into pre-planning will put your resources in the right hands.