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Veterinary Practice

The Nature of Our Profession

Paige Allen, MS, RVT Purdue University Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. —Albert Einstein My husband Darrell and I like to get down and dirty, in the very best way. A few years ago, we started a community garden on our church’s land. It was free to anyone who wanted …

Cultivating Employee Motivation

Charlotte A. Lacroix, DVM, JD Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey Once employers understand what motivates employees, they can create a work environment that meets their basic employment needs and uses incentives to reward desirable work behavior. One of the greatest challenges involved in operating a successful veterinary practice is keeping staff motivated. …

Fear: Physical Effects in Our Patients?

Lesley G. King, MVB, Diplomate ACVECC & ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine), University of Pennsylvania Dr. Marty Becker’s interview for The Back Page column of this issue reminds us about the Fear Free initiative, which has been gathering momentum over the last few years. This concept prompts many questions. Of course, we all want to have happy, …

Embracing Tikkun Olam as Part of Your Life

Cheryl D. Good, DVM Dearborn Family Pet Care, Dearborn, Michigan, & Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter Taking care of animals, and giving back to my community, has been a part of my life since I was a young child. My parents instilled in me the value of tikkun olam, a Hebrew phrase that means …

The House Call Veterinarian – An Interview with Dr. Karen Fine

Do you ever wonder how many pets are never seen by a veterinarian because clients are unable, or choose not to go through the stress involved, to bring them into a veterinary practice? Consider the role of the veterinarian who makes house calls, especially for cats. Although pet cats outnumber dogs in the U.S. by …

Evolution of a Career in Veterinary Medicine: Hands On, Hands Off

K. Leann Kuebelbeck, DVM, Diplomate ACVS Brandon Equine Medical Center, Brandon, Florida Why can’t a veterinary career be just about helping animals? Isn’t that why the majority of us were drawn into the field—because we “loved animals” and wanted to help them? If memory serves me correctly, that is why I endured three years of …

The Practitioner’s Guide to Industry Trends

Travis Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT Calico Group, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Building Today’s Veterinary Practice Series is dedicated to providing readers insight into issues and resources that support long-term practice growth. This installment provides a brief overview of recent business trends that affect the veterinary industry as a whole as well as individual veterinary clinicians …

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