Veterinary managers | Firstline

The dvm360 Leadership Challenge

dvm360 Leadership Challenge: Go Your Own Way

Mar 13, 2017

What's your hustle, people? Do you need to pay student debt? Do you need a return on your practice—the biggest one possible? Are you worried about the legacy of your practice—and need an associate? Are you petered out in a team member career and want to own? Do you hate corporations? Do you need corporate benefits? ...

Practice Manager of the Year entries are due June 1

Cast your vote for the 2017 Practice Manager of the Year

Mar 31, 2017

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 brag about all of the great things you’ve done to make happy team members, grow revenue and to create a healing environment in your veterinary practice. ...

Training and motivation

A beautiful bind: Create a veterinary conference notebook

By Tracy Sheffield, BS, LVT, CVPM

Have you ever returned from a conference with 5 billion business cards, a plethora of pamphlets and about two lines of notes you can actually read? Here’s an easy organization tip to ease post-conference confusion and help you get the most out of your investment.

The flea control toolkit

By staff

With this toolkit, we'll show you a striking visual representation of why year-round flea control is so crucial—not to mention, how to get your recommendations and communication efforts in tip-top shape. (With an educational grant provided by Zoetis)

Meshing practice cultures: No fish out of water

By Karen E. Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM

When it comes to successful transition to new (and old!) practice cultures after a clinic is sold and bought, you may feel like a big fish in a small pond. This advice should help. Come on in, the water’s fine!

Client communication strategies

Help veterinary clients speak "cat": Posts and tweets about senior cats

By staff

This social media campaign will help you teach your veterinary clients to better read their aging feline friends.

At this CVC session, the attendees became the speakers

By Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director

CVC rock star Bash Halow ran the microphone around the room to get attendees' brilliant ideas this week in Virginia Beach. Here's a few of the best. Wanna try 'em and see if they shine?

Distant early warning: A top tip from the best managers in the world

By staff

Red alert: Are you missing warning signs from clients? Live from CVC Virginia Beach, we share trade secrets from CVC educator Brian Conrad's can't-be-missed session.

Managing your time

Better business: Is nonveterinary corporate ownership the answer?

By staff

Would veterinary clinics do better—by patients, and by the team members who staff them—if they were run like businesses, by businesspeople?

Big benefits: Is it better to work for a corporation?

By staff

As veterinary medicine trends toward increased corporatization, let's get real—are things really as bad as you think? Or even better than you imagined? We asked experts from all sides of the debate on whether it's worth it for team members to ascend the (corporate medicine) ladder.

CVC Virginia Beach: Step up …

By staff

To your next set of skills. To next-level career opportunities. To the path back to that "I'm new in veterinary practice" excitement. Seriously. Let's do this.