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Practice Manager of the Year

Community teamwork keeps stray pets current on vaccinations

By Julie Steinbeck

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.

The most effective leaders are young, green and right under your nose

By staff

Despite our leadership-obsessed culture, are you looking in the right places to find the next big thing in your veterinary practice? Here's how one practice manager coaxed leadership qualities out of his staff.

Chip in to promote microchipping

By Wesley Taylor

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.

Training and motivation

3 tales to test interest in practice ownership

By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD

Lawsuits and nuisance employees should give aspiring veterinary owners perspective.

5 reasons your boss isn’t paying you more

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

Whining about your pay gets you nowhere. Learn why your bosses aren’t paying you more. Then bust through their excuses (ahem: reasons) to earn more at your veterinary practice.

Client communication strategies

5 nutrition nuggets for your veterinary clients

By staff

Slim down portly pooches and fat cats with these tips for pet owners.

How old is my pet in human years?

By C.A. Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD, DACVN

Share these quick facts to start a conversation about the care pets need as puppies and kittens and on through adulthood to senior life.

Tools to celebrate Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day

By Portia Stewart, Editor, Team Channel Director

The American Association of Feline Practitioners offers a toolbox of client education tools to promote routine checkups for cats.

Managing your time

Back to work after baby

By Oriana D. Scislowicz, BS, LVT

Knock, knock. Your job’s at the door. It’s been missing you. Can your veterinary life still work after a baby rocks your world?

Top 5 ways to know that time is kicking your butt

By Dave Nicol, BVMS, Cert. Mgmt MRCVS

Watch this video immediately! Or, you know, put it off for a few days.

Rolling out Fear-Free: It’s a toolbox, not a mandate

By staff

Getting on board is easier than you think--and it doesn't have to be a chore