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What you need to know about arbitration clauses in employment contracts.

Many practice owners require associate veterinarians to sign employment agreements that include arbitration provisions. One reason is that arbitration is generally touted as a good way for an employer to avoid the financial risk associated with taking litigation to a jury trial. That said, arbitration is not always cheaper than a court proceeding and not […]

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Crowd Pleasers

Group purchasing organizations provide independent practice owners with discounts on products and services, along with other benefits. 

Viviana Burgos, the practice manager and co-owner of Eagle Fern Equine Hospital in Estacada, Oregon, knows that running a large clinic is expensive, but she instantly cut some bills when she joined The Veterinary Club about a decade ago. “I had just purchased the practice and was trying to save every penny I could, but […]

veterinary diagnostic equipment tips

Tips for purchasing in-house veterinary diagnostic equipment

Factors to consider when purchasing new diagnostic equipment for your veterinary clinic.

Diagnostics is one of the fastest-growing profit centers in veterinary hospitals and clinics. These tests represent a huge opportunity for a practice to give pet owners and pets the best care possible. Appropriate diagnostic tools are critical for identifying the presence and cause of disease and for determining an appropriate course of treatment for your […]

Innovations to watch in veterinary medicine

Wearable medical devices, biomarker and genetic testing, 3D printing and virtual care are among the advancements impacting the veterinary industry.

Sixty-seven percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA, americanpetproducts.org). With the increasing number of pet owners, the demand for quality veterinary services is also experiencing strong growth. Keeping up to date on the latest […]

Tips for sharing clinic space with a veterinary specialist

A multitude of specialty services can generate revenue, build stronger client relationships and provide better care for your veterinary patients.

A thriving veterinary practice is one that continually evolves. Do you have some underutilized space in your facility and wish it could be leveraged to generate more revenue? Consider a creative arrangement with a specialist where you provide the overhead and the radiologist, surgeon, dermatologist or fill-in-the-blank-specialist provides the services. You both could be on […]

trends in veterinary medicine

Experts weigh in on the biggest changes coming to the veterinary industry

Artificial intelligence, regenerative medicine and an increasing minimum wage ranked among our experts’ movers and shakers.

Change is the only constant for anyone working in a veterinary practice or related business. While this is true for many industries in a technology driven world, it hits veterinary professionals particularly hard as they feel the pressure to not only stay up to date on the latest tools and techniques for treating patients, but […]

The value of integrative veterinary medicine

This field benefits patients and improves the clinic’s bottom line.

As most veterinary professionals know, the health of a patient is more than the sum of its various parts and systems. Besides absence of illness or injury, a pet’s well-being encompasses lifestyle, nutrition, behavior and exercise. Nobody understands this like veterinarians who take an integrative approach to patient care. Treatments and services such as acupuncture, […]

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