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Don't be humble! Enter the Practice Manager of the Year contest.

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. ...

Read more from previous Practice Manager of the Year finalists

Community teamwork keeps stray pets current on vaccinations

Our veterinary hospital works with the city to improve the health of loose pets and vaccinate them before they’re released to their owners—or a new forever home. ...

Chip in to promote microchipping

Does the idea of lost pets get under your skin? Our veterinary practice barked up the right tree by offering free microchips at the Barking at the Moon Dog Festival—and created a lasting connection with our community that improved the business and boosted team morale. ...

I was a 23-year-old veterinary practice manager

This Practice Manager of the Year nominee shares her experience overseeing older, more experienced team members. ...

How I learned to stop worrying and love the heartworm test

This Practice Manager of the Year nominee sold her practice owners a plan for new vaccines and testing. The result? Practice revenue. ...

Gallery: The top 10 2015 Practice Manager of the Year nominees

The final winner of the Veterinary Economics contest, sponsored by VPI-Nationwide, will be announced at CVC Kansas City in August. For now, come see the contenders ... ...

Training and motivation

11 ways to take your veterinary practice from chaos to cakewalk

By Michael Nappier, DVM, DABVP

These low-stress handling techniques help this teaching hospital save patients, clients and doctors from everyday stressful events.

Be authentic. Period.

By staff

Dave Nicol, BVMS, once a practice owner in Australia and now chief veterinary officer of practice chain Love That Pet, gets real.

Insert directly into trashcan

By Julie Carlson, CVT

A list of the worst veterinary career advice I’ve ever received (and promptly discarded)

Client communication strategies

Social media is a two-way street

By Christine Scarborough, RVT, CVPM

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest—it doesn't matter which social media platforms your veterinary practice has its hooks in. Want to succeed? You can't just talk AT gotta talk TO people!

Money-hungry: How do I convince my practice owner that selling therapeutic diets is worth it?

By staff

dvm360 expert Brian Conrad, CVPM, gets black and white about the benefits of therapeutic diets, how to sell them to clients and how to convince veterinary hospital management that it's a totally brilliant idea.

When reality bites: TV trainers and canine behavior

By Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB, Mikkel Becker, CPDT

Don’t judge pet owners who get their advice from TV trainers—guide them toward a better outcome with these thoughtful tips from a behavior expert and a certified professional dog trainer.

Managing your time

Practice perfect: A matter of size?

By Christine Shupe

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.

Laminate! It's magical!

By Kim Fish

Save the earth. Save money. Let plastic do the work for forms in your veterinary practice that get used over and over but don't need to be kept forever.

Plot your next career move

By Alex Espinosa

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.