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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

Advice for a bad day

By Dean Scott, DVM

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.

The tick control toolkit

By staff

Ticks, man! These creepy bloodsuckers are responsible for more diseases and they're now found in more places than ever. How to deal? Here's your go-to package of tick control tools. (With an educational grant provided by Zoetis)

Training tips: 4 ways to smooth the transition for referral patients

By staff

Help veterinary clients know what to expect during this potentially stressful time by prepping them for their referral appointment.

Client communication strategies

This guy hurts. What will you SAY to FIX it?

By Heather Lewellen, DVM, Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director

The words you use to frame the importance of pain control in veterinary patients can make all the difference in their world.

CVC: Learn to be the change you want to see

By Jennifer Vossman, RVT

Our veterinary leadership sessions will help you not just assume a role, but actively bring about change.

Keeping track of pain control is not a pain!

By Kathryn Primm, DVM

At least it doesn’t have to be. Let your practice software help!

Managing your time

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.

Top 10 hospital inefficiencies, as identified by dogs and cats

By Heather E. Lewis, AIA

These precocious pets are here to show you the gaps, rifts and design flaws that bust your ability to take care of business at your veterinary practice.