A while back our veterinary relations team received an inquiry from Nicole Allen, LVT, asking if she could participate in our student externship. Despite her impressive initiative and MBA coursework, we had to turn her down: Our externship is for veterinary students only. But we set up a meeting at WVC for … Continue reading Three questions for … Practice Manager Nicole Allen, LVT
Today I’m at the Banfield Pet Healthcare Industry Summit, which is one of my favorite conferences of the year. But I’m still working through my notes from the AVMA Convention in Boston last month, so I was able to write this post and set it up before I left for … Continue reading Volk’s AVMA presentation makes the case for wellness plans
Yes, I know: They’re not “kids.” They’re in veterinary school, which means they’re responsible, highly intelligent and extremely capable adults. But when we get our summer externs, it’s hard not to think of them as kids. At least not until I start talking to them, and then I think, “Wow, … Continue reading The kids are all right: VPI externs make a good impression
I’m in Nashville this week for a meeting of the Partners for Healthy Pets, and then it’s time for the American Animal Hospital Association‘s annual conference. I do a fair amount of air travel, and as a result, I’m pretty savvy about it. You’ll never catch me removing my shoes … Continue reading Up in the air: Good reads for a travel day — or any day
The room was full when we presented a sneak peek of our VPI-Veterinary Economics Financial Health Study at the NAVC, but we knew it would be. Virtually everyone we’d sent an invite to had responded in the affirmative, including those we all identify as the movers and shakers in the … Continue reading How do your finances match up with those of your veterinary peers?