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  1. Montana VMA Summer Meeting

    June 25 @ 8:00 am - June 27 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Canadian VMA Convention

    July 13 @ 8:00 am - July 16 @ 5:00 pm
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    August 2 @ 8:00 am - August 4 @ 5:00 pm
  4. South Dakota VMA Annual Meeting

    August 13 @ 8:00 am - August 16 @ 5:00 pm

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  • April is Heartworm Awareness Month
    Dogs are like children.  There’s the good–the joy of their arrival, being a part of their day-to-day growth, and the unqualified love that flows in both directions.  And there’s the not so good.  Like children, dogs need protection from a variety of illnesses.What are heartworms?Heartworms are little foot-long worms (parasites) that live in a dog’s […]
  • Careers with Horses - The Bloodstock Agent
    Want to be make a career of running around with the most beautiful horses? Maybe becoming a bloodstock agent is the job for you. You won't get too dirty and, best of all, this is one of the few jobs with horses that can make you some real  money!  If you're good at it, of […]
  • Building a Strong Connection with your Parrot
    Developing a great connection with your parrot starts the first day you bring her home. Behavioral problems of all kinds can be avoided by having a keen eye, creating an exciting environment, and demonstrating respect.  Fundamentals of Parrot PartneringCaging You need room to move--so does a parrot.  Remember:  your friend has to spend many hours in […]

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The Next Step is Team-Based Operations

“Never tell people HOW to do things.  Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. - General George S. Patton   When I wrote the text, The Practice Success Prescription: Team-based Veterinary Healthcare Delivery (VIN PRESS 2008), we made it available in the VIN Library for free download.  I thought I [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Veterinary Consult Corner|

ALONE IN A CROWD – THE NEED FOR AN ALLIANCE

  Someone once said, ". . . it was lonely at the top . . .", but the fact is it can be lonely anywhere in the organization.   Veterinary medicine is a lonely business for veterinarians. The doctor is always surrounded by people looking for an answer: staff, clients, and the community. The owner [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Veterinary Consult Corner|

Your Future Veterinary Practice

The uninformed consumer will compare using prices; it is the only thing they know which is comparable.  The client who receives a value-added service learns more than price for comparisons.            Dr. T. E. Catanzaro   For more than 50 years, veterinary medicine had thrived in a seller's market as a safe profession in which a [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|Veterinary Consult Corner|

Workaholic or Work Enthusiast

He used to be a classic workaholic, and after seeing how little work and career really mean when you reach the end of your life, he put a new emphasis on things he believed counted more. These things include: family, friends, being part of a community, and appreciating the little joys of the average day. [...]

By | August 17th, 2016|Veterinary Consult Corner|

“ACCESS” IS BETTER THAN “ASK US”

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. It isn't difficult to understand why some practices have a dwindling number of clients when access is assessed from the client's viewpoint. The only thing a veterinary practice has to "sell" is peace of mind to the client; everything else must be allowed to be "bought" by the [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Veterinary Consult Corner|

Bioethical Organizational Behavior – a Leadership Mandate

  Bioethics is the study of typically controversial ethics brought about by advances in healthcare, biology, and medicine. It is also moral discernment as it relates to medical policy, practice, and research. Bioethicists are concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, and philosophy. It also includes the [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Veterinary Consult Corner|

THE OTHER 3 R FACTORS

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love -- and to put his trust in life.   Joseph Conrad This is a very unusual quote for a veterinary practice management person to use.  Our veterinary profession is based on caring.  Whether it be a veterinarian, a nurse technician, a [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|Veterinary Consult Corner|
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