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The dvm360 Leadership Challenge

dvm360 Leadership Challenge: Hack your (veterinary) life

Aug 05, 2016

You've probably heard the term "lifehack." Here's why it's relevant to your life as a veterinary professional. (With an educational grant provided by Boehringer Ingelheim) ...

Tips and insights from 2015 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

Ask the expert: Oops—I missed a charge. Can I still collect?

By Bash Halow, LVT, CVPM

This Firstline reader wonders about the right approach to handling missed charges after the veterinary client has left the hospital. Bash Halow weighs in.

Be a new veterinarian’s training wheels

By staff

New DVMs need to be protected and nurtured or they will crash and burn. Will you be a part of the problem or the solution?

Don't misuse your exam room video

By Mark Opperman, CVPM

Is taking a look behind the scenes of veterinary practice a useful teaching tool ... or management bullying?

Client communication strategies

Your Veterinary Voice episode 9: Meet Robin Downing, DVM, MS, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP

By staff

Downing describes her latest research on clinical bioethics and what it means for the veterinary profession—and we nerd out, bigtime.

Manage the chaos when the practice owner is unavailable

By Brian Conrad, CVPM

The clinic must continue to operate if the owner is sick or worse.

Client handout: Answers to their most burning dermatology questions

By staff

Your clients have dermatology concerns they're itching to ask. This handout covers 7 of the most common ones.

Managing your time

Manage the chaos when the practice owner is unavailable

By Brian Conrad, CVPM

The clinic must continue to operate if the owner is sick or worse.

Procrastinators: Read this immediately, tomorrow!

By Hannah Wagle, Assistant Content Specialist

Let’s dive into the mind of a procrastinator, figure out why they shirk their important duties and how to quit the habit. Plus, this is a totally legit reason for avoiding whatever task you need to do today.