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Look sharp! An algorithm to change your team's habits

VETTED - May 27, 2016

Practice managers, think your team can't commit to low-stress veterinary visits? Or is there another area where you just can't get change to stick with your team? Try this approach. (It works—really!)

Exploring the new frontier in pain management

VETTED - May 26, 2016

New options to spur on our continuing mission—to ease the pain of our veterinary patients.

Stellar ways to store stuff

VETTED - May 24, 2016

This Arizona veterinary team has an almost-magical organizing and storage system. Let’s take a peek …

How to tame Catzillas: Human-directed aggression in our furry feline friends

VETTED - May 20, 2016

The much feared ferocious kitty is really just misunderstood. Let's examine the spark behind the fury and take steps to alleviate the anxiety.

Project you: Continuing education in kindness

VETTED - May 13, 2016

Kindness and positivity in the workplace aren’t schmaltzy, starry-eyed ideals—they’re necessities if you want to perform your best. Here’s what the dvm360 editors have been reading, watching and doing to up their kindness quotient.

Product picks: Four ways to help clients grieve pet loss

VETTED - May 11, 2016

Losing a pet is hard. Help veterinary clients during this difficult transition with these memorial items.

Breaking news

Study shows early neutering poses health risks for German shepherds

DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 26, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

UC Davis research finds early neutering triples risk of certain joint disorders, urinary incontinence in females.

Myofascial pain: Working out the knots

dvm360.com - May 25, 2016

By Janice Huntingford, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVPP, CCRT, CAVCA

Learn more about this officially recognized pain syndrome in pets and people.

Royal Canin develops new therapeutic treat line

DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 24, 2016

By Katie James

Four new types of treats will be available to pair with the company’s therapeutic diets.

Clinical updates

Toxins that lurk in plain sight

VETERINARY MEDICINE - May 27, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

Help veterinary clients keep their furry friends safe with these handouts of common indoor and outdoor plants that can be toxic to pets.

3 wonderful trends in veterinary anesthesia

dvm360.com - May 26, 2016

By Ralph C. Harvey, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVA

An anesthesiologist shares his excitement about trends in anesthesia, sedation and calming medications for cats and dogs.

Exploring the new frontier in pain management

VETTED - May 26, 2016

By Janice Huntingford, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVPP, CCRT, CAVCA

New options to spur on our continuing mission—to ease the pain of our veterinary patients.

Practice life and business

Look sharp! An algorithm to change your team's habits

VETTED - May 27, 2016

By Kelly Searles

Practice managers, think your team can't commit to low-stress veterinary visits? Or is there another area where you just can't get change to stick with your team? Try this approach. (It works—really!)

Stop looking for unicorns!

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - May 26, 2016

By Dean Scott, DVM

I think the perfect “10” employee is a myth—like Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and, yes, unicorns. I’ve developed a new definition for describing the ideal team member.

6 lessons from my year of wellness plans

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - May 23, 2016

By Jill Windy, DVM

Don't get sick of wellness plans before you even start! I was enthusiastic about wellness plans at my veterinary practice, but even I ran into hiccups getting clients to sign up and team members to offer them. Here’s what I learned.

Teamwork and communication

Invasion of the millennial pet owners

FIRSTLINE - May 25, 2016

By Christine Shupe

Pew Research data puts the percentage of pet owners between the ages of 18 and 29 at 58 percent. That means more than half of today's pet owners belong to the generation of people who don't check voicemail, prefer texting to talking and are eager to share opinions and reviews online.

Narc on your lazy drug procedures!

FIRSTLINE - May 24, 2016

By Kathryn Primm, DVM

Inventory management can be boring. Drug theft and abuse or resale of controlled substances from your veterinary practice is not. Here's how managers and team members can help protect themselves and others from the crime, the guilt and the mistrust that can come with drug theft.

Facing the veterinary monster squad

FIRSTLINE - May 18, 2016

By Sheila Grosdidier, RVT

Aaaaaaah! You’re the star of a horror flick that takes place in your veterinary hospital, with the demons and creeps played by some awful coworkers. But you can survive! Learn about the hairy problems these fiends put you in and whether their thoughtless or malicious behavior is bullying, harassment or just really, really annoying.

Photo packages

Photos: DVMs save horse with prosthetic

DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 18, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

Colorado State veterinarians save a miniature horse with a foam-lined ski boot ending in bike-tire treads.

Cats take over the world

VETTED - May 18, 2016

By Portia Stewart, Editor, Team Channel Director

No pussyfooting around, these could be the purrfect enrichment for refined felines bent on world domination.

Scaling Mt. Vet: Pain and progress in practice

VETTED - Apr 29, 2016

By Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director

Our recent survey uncovered your most pressing problems—high peaks you struggle to summit. Here are the top problems, with some suggested advice to help.

Hospital design

Stellar ways to store stuff

VETTED - May 24, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

This Arizona veterinary team has an almost-magical organizing and storage system. Let’s take a peek …

5 first steps to a new veterinary hospital

VETTED - May 23, 2016

By Tom McFerson, CPA, ABV

Building a veterinary clinic is a long, detailed process. But a journey of 1,000 miles starts with a single step—well, five steps.

5 ways to keep costs down while building

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - May 06, 2016

By dvm360.com staff

Veterinary design projects are a serious investment. Use these tips from Dan Chapel AIA, NCARB, to help you keep it manageable in the process.