John Lofflin is Veterinary Economics Special Assignments Editor, a journalism professor, and a freelance writer based in Parkville, Missouri.
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 01, 2007
After 25 years in the U.S. market, this leader talks about the potential for pet insurance.
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - May 01, 2007
Experience running large referral practices, and a background in social work give this leader insights into the changes specialty care brings.
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Apr 01, 2007
How the CEO of Banfield has rewritten the rules of veterinary practice. ... Part 1 in The Change-Makers Series
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Dec 01, 2006
Saying goodbye is never easy. And you face this undeniable fact of life every day. The upside: You're in a position to ease your clients through the grieving process and help them celebrate the pets they love.
VETERINARY MEDICINE - Aug 01, 2006
One yellow tabby named Darwin will not soon be forgotten by anyone who knows his story. In April 2004, this 9-lb cat was presented DOA to Brooklyn, N.Y., emergency veterinarian Brett Levitzke. Dr. Levitzke knew immediately that Darwin had died as a result of trauma. "I took the woman who brought Darwin in aside and asked her what had happened," he says. "She said her daughter's fiancé had beaten the cat. I told her that I take this very seriously and that I would get law enforcement involved. She said, 'OK, I want this guy prosecuted.'"
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Jun 01, 2006
In the next five years, you'll see bigger practices, more referral and specialty hospitals, more women in practice, and better-integrated technologies. And all these changes will influence your work.
FIRSTLINE - Oct 01, 2005
Favoritism, morale problems, unbearable associates–sometimes the doctor just doesn't see the issue. Use these strategies to clean off the doctor's rose-colored glasses, without making him or her mad.
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Sep 01, 2005
For the 30 years I've been a veterinarian, I've heard we don't have too few doctors; we have too many veterinary hospitals," says Dr. Dennis Cloud, owner of Cloud Veterinary Center in St. Louis, Mo., and a Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board member. While dramatic change is never an overnight event, the winds are blowing; Dr. Cloud's sentiments echo those of many in the veterinary profession, spurring the question: What practice models will define the future of the profession?
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - May 01, 2005
By 2010, almost 40 million Americans will be 65 years old or older. Are you prepared to meet the needs of these clients?
VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Apr 01, 2004
The conflict over who should develop an associate's client base runs deep. To find a solution, you'll need to discuss the issues openly, clarify your expectations, and find the middle ground.