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From Chile to chill parenting: Where Dr. David Bruyette draws inspiration and enjoyment

FIRSTLINE - Feb 21, 2018

Dr. Bruyette may like his adventures and ambitions to be big, but when it comes to veterinary patients, he prefers small.

How I get out (of my own head)

VETTED - Feb 07, 2018

As an introvert, here’s how I’ve learned to extrovert and cope to thrive in a career in vet med.

Teach your veterinary clients 'the hand test'

VETTED - Jan 31, 2018

Dr. Sarah Wooten is here to help make body condition score easy for your clients to understand.

Client handout: Don’t use your dog’s flea and tick medication on your cat!

VETTED - Jan 31, 2018

Sharing isn’t always caring—especially when it can harm your patients that purr. Educate your veterinary clients on the dangers posed by permethrin with this free handout.

What M.A.S.H. taught me about being a veterinarian

FIRSTLINE - Jan 24, 2018

These are the lessons I learned from the TV show M.A.S.H. that help me at work and at home.

Not another shedding question …

VETTED - Jan 16, 2018

You know shedding is normal, but your veterinary clients (who are likely covered in dog or cat hair) may not. Here’s how to handle concerns about “excessive” shedding.

Breaking news

2018 VMX: Fun (mostly) nonclinical products

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 22, 2018

By Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director

We poked around the big exhibit hall in Orlando, and here are a few new (or new to us) products that jumped out at us. #ICYMI

dvm360 product report: Updated Merck Manual app, high-volume analyzer and more

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 22, 2018

By dvm360.com staff

Here's our regular rundown of new and notable veterinary products.

CEO Wayne Pacelle resigns from HSUS amid allegations of sexual misconduct

DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 20, 2018

By Rachael Zimlich

Ambiguous results of initial investigation prompt resignations from board; long-term fallout for animal welfare organization still unclear.

Clinical updates

General veterinary practices: Don't be daunted by the down dog

VETTED - Feb 22, 2018

By Sarah Mouton Dowdy, Associate Content Specialist

Down dogs often don't need a bunch of bells, whistles and credentials to recover. They may just need time and a team effort, says rehab specialist Matthew Brunke.

The weight of euthanasia baggage

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Feb 21, 2018

By Dave Nicol, BVMS, Cert. Mgmt MRCVS

Dr. Dave Nicol wonders if veterinarians' unique proximity to death is related to the profession's disproportionate suicide rate.

On the fence about embracing the AAFP's Cat Friendly Practice Program?

VETERINARY MEDICINE - Feb 16, 2018

By dvm360.com staff

The results of a recent survey show how veterinary practices that have been there, done cat, have reaped benefits.

Practice life and business

Why one expert thinks your average transaction needs to go down

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Feb 22, 2018

By Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director

The metric you should be measuring is client spend per year, says veterinary analyst John Volk—and it's likely to be higher if you ease the sticker shock.

No filter: Open letters to the self-branded ‘b’-word

VETTED - Feb 16, 2018

By Hannah Wagle, Assistant Content Specialist, Bash Halow, LVT, CVPM, Sarah J. Wooten, DVM, Karen Bradley, DVM

To the women in the veterinary profession who’ve been led to believe they’re bitches for being assertive: It’s time to change that.

Your Veterinary Voice, Episode 17: Meet Marty Becker, DVM

dvm360.com - Feb 16, 2018

By Marty Becker, DVM, Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director, Troy Van Horn

He's a TV star, architect of Fear Free practice and a plain old practitioner. Come along and get to know this one-of-a-kind personality.

Teamwork and communication

'Then things got weird at the practice … '

VETTED - Feb 22, 2018

By dvm360.com staff

Does veterinary practice ever feel like a freaky episode of "Black Mirror"? It's often the clients. (Nope, it’s always the clients. Love 'em, but what the what?!) Here are six tales readers shared with us. Enjoy.

From Chile to chill parenting: Where Dr. David Bruyette draws inspiration and enjoyment

FIRSTLINE - Feb 21, 2018

By David S. Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Bruyette may like his adventures and ambitions to be big, but when it comes to veterinary patients, he prefers small.

How do you pay your doctors?

FIRSTLINE - Feb 20, 2018

By Christine Shupe

Compensation can take many forms. To gain a clearer understanding of compensation in the veterinary industry, Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) asked its members to detail practice procedures for compensating veterinarians.

Photo packages

Silent shouts: Confessions on sexual assault

VETTED - Feb 12, 2018

By Hannah Wagle, Assistant Content Specialist

Veterinary professionals share their experiences with sexual assault.

5 signs the pet food might be sketchy

FIRSTLINE - Feb 12, 2018

By Portia Stewart, Editor, Team Channel Director

When you're evaluating the quality of a veterinary patient's diet, consider these warning signs.

How I get out (of my own head)

VETTED - Feb 07, 2018

By Matthew Brunke, DVM, CCRP, CVPP, CVA

As an introvert, here’s how I’ve learned to extrovert and cope to thrive in a career in vet med.

Hospital design

Introducing HospitalDesign360, a new design conference experience!

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Feb 14, 2018

By Katie James, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist

The former Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference and Competition now have a new look and feel for 2018 and beyond.

Vote now for the 2018 Hospital Design Competition People's Choice award

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Feb 09, 2018

By Katie James, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist, Hannah Wagle, Assistant Content Specialist

Only you can choose the People's Choice champion. But hurry—voting ends March 31.

Building small? Don't shrink yourself into a corner

VETERINARY HOSPITAL DESIGN - Jan 31, 2018

By Dan Chapel, AIA, NCARB

Veterinary architect Dan Chapel has squeezed a practice into a Winnebago but ultimately says that the size of your hospital should be driven by what you want to accomplish inside.