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Managing yourself

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FIRSTLINE: May 24, 2016
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.
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FIRSTLINE: May 18, 2016
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.
 
VETTED: May 13, 2016
By dvm360.com staff
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.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 11, 2016
Dr. Marty Becker helped this dvm360 reader get the best of his friends—and brought light to an issue he can relate to all too well.
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FIRSTLINE: May 03, 2016
Is bigger better, smaller more streamlined, medium most manageable? VHMA set out to determine if the size of a practice can influence the quality of services, contentment of staff and a practice’s economic viability.
 
VETTED: Apr 29, 2016
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.
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FIRSTLINE: Apr 21, 2016
Don't be a pawn in your professional life. Take action and attack these four fantastic opportunities for team members ready to focus on better client and pet care.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Apr 20, 2016
By dvm360.com staff
When today sucks, here's what your veterinary colleagues do to deal.
 
VETTED: Apr 20, 2016
You’re a good person. Your team members are good people. Clients ready to pick a fight don’t have to bring down your whole veterinary practice’s mood. Get some perspective, laugh about it, and get through it.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Apr 15, 2016
You could be the next dvm360/VHMA Practice Manager of the Year. All it takes is a short survey, a few thoughtful responses ... and, yes, a willingness to fight past your natural humility and tell us what you've done to make happy team members, to grow revenue and to create a healing environment in your veterinary practice.
 
VETTED: Apr 14, 2016
By dvm360.com staff
dvm360.com editors are people, too! This month, we've collected our favorite books, videos and articles you should check out.
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FIRSTLINE: Apr 07, 2016
Keeping it social in the exam room. Rudely.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Mar 29, 2016
His advice is for associates, but anyone in veterinary practice could benefit from Bash Halow's horror story and advice on dealing with someone else's anger.
 
VETTED: Mar 29, 2016
Turn a rough day in veterinary practice into a game of knowing winks between coworkers and find a more little energy to smile with your clients (even the challenging ones) a little more.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Mar 17, 2016
By dvm360.com staff
This interactive map collects information on laws governing nonveterinarians owning or partly owning veterinary practices as relatively traditional corporations. Remember that laws are always changing, some attorneys have new ways to allow nonveterinary ownership, and your success will be based on the appropriate practice agreement you craft with your own lawyer. Now dive in!