CBD, THC and You
There’s no universal guideline regarding cannabidiols in veterinary medicine. The best advice: Know what’s legal federally, in your state and in your local jurisdiction.
Navigating the regulatory do’s and don’ts around controlled substances is an ongoing challenge in veterinary and human medicine. The need to maintain compliance and keep up with 24/7 operations and ever-changing requirements has led to many businesses carving out new positions and departments dedicated to regulatory oversight. Unfortunately, dealing with controlled substances can keep an […]
Experts Weigh In On The Past Decade’s Biggest Innovations
Veterinary professionals choose the breakthroughs they say have had the most positive impact on animal health care.
What do you think was the biggest or most important innovation in veterinary medicine in the last 10 years? Dr. Eleanor Green, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP, Vice Chair, Veterinary Innovation Council, professor and Dean Emerita, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University “Virtual care/telemedicine is changing and will continue to substantially change the […]
Looking Back, Moving Forward
Veterinary practice revenue persisted — and even grew — during the pandemic. What lessons can we take away?
As the United States moves into the next phase of the pandemic, with vaccinations underway and safety measures relaxing, business leaders finally have a chance to get a clearer picture of how COVID-19 has changed their operations. Today’s Veterinary Business spoke with Dr. Jim Weisman, an assistant dean for student affairs and clinical associate professor […]
Tech It Out
Five veterinary practice challenges solved by emerging innovations
Not too long ago, when we envisioned how artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) would affect veterinary practices, our mental picture may have ranged from something out of The Jetsons to a dystopian sci-fi flick. Well, that day is here, and what it actually looks like is animal hospitals serving their clients, […]
Ace the Test
How advances in in-house diagnostics are improving veterinary care and freeing up time for the healthcare team
Despite the fact that the American Animal Hospital Association identified compliance as one of the biggest challenges veterinarians face back in 2002, it remains an issue nearly two decades later. Even the best recommendations for treatment and preventive care fall flat if they are not properly carried out. The challenge lies in getting clients to […]
The Whole Picture
Veterinarians using integrative treatments are helping their patients live longer, healthier lives
When Casara Andre, DVM, CVMA, needed to rearrange her home so she could incorporate a recording studio, her cat Cali became so nervous that she stopped eating and experienced an acute renal episode. Cali recovered, but Dr. Andre wanted to help her better handle potentially stressful situations in the future. As the founder and director […]
The early management of osteoarthritis can pay off for your patients and veterinary practice.
Never in my life as a practice owner or technical services veterinarian did I or any of my fellow doctors say, “Doggone it, I diagnosed osteoarthritis too soon.” If anything, the opposite happened. By the time clients mentioned that their dogs were having trouble getting up, the cartilage was long gone. Recently, I spoke with […]
It’s Checkup Time for Your Practice
At some point, you might want to roll back changes you made because of the pandemic. In the meantime, remember to update your fees regularly and re-engage clients with whom you lost touch.
The worst of the COVID-19 pandemic hopefully is behind us. Things were so crazy over the past year and a half that many veterinary practices did all they could to survive and keep up with the constant changes. As we start to return to some form of normal, now might be a good time to […]
Managing Workplace Injuries
Protect and Defend
Workers’ compensation insurance is a must-have to protect the business and cover employees’ medical and wage needs.
Veterinary medicine is a dangerous occupation. Whether you are a veterinarian, technician, assistant or kennel attendant, every animal you come into contact with can inflict serious harm. Although veterinary professionals largely take their working environments for granted, the U.S. Department of Labor says the percentage of people injured while delivering veterinary services exceeds the rate […]
The Next Step of the Journey
Why my business partners and I sold our Tennessee veterinary practice after only 2½ years of ownership.
I left a long career in industry to become co-owner and managing partner of Orchard Park Animal Hospital at the beginning of 2018. My journey to that point was detailed in a previous issue. [Read “My Journey to Practice Ownership” at bit.ly/Orchard-Park.] My reasons for purchasing the practice were many, and one was the investment […]