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Is it Time to Re-Think Employee Pet Health Care Benefits?

Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group, provider of ASPCA Pet Health Insurance There are few animal health care team benefits in veterinary hospitals that are administered as creatively as employee pet health care benefits. While it seems like a good idea to be generous...

Are You a Veterinarian or a Car Salesman?

Why Production-Based Compensation is Cheapening Our Profession About a year ago I interviewed for an associate veterinarian position at an emergency clinic owned by a smaller national corporate group. When I asked about compensation, the Practice Manager and HR...

The Path to Veterinary Medicine: Part 2

Cindy Barnes, DVM, CVSMT Aloha! I’m writing this blog from the beautiful Four Seasons Resort on Lana’i. I thought it appropriate to start this blog with a glimpse into the future that I created for myself and my family, through hard work and perseverance....

Minimizing Your Inventory Costs, Minimizing Your Time

Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) represents one of the largest expenses in any veterinary practice. Therefore, closely managing this expense is critical to overall financial success of the business. AAHA and other well-managed practices report average Costs of Goods Sold...

Employee Incentive Programs: Do It Right

Since employee incentive plans do not motivate all employees equally, it is often difficult for practice owners to implement simple incentive plans that will motivate all staff while still protecting practice profitability. Just as each practice is unique in its...

What’s Trending in Veterinary Medicine

Our team was at Western Veterinary Conference recently, and afterwards I was thinking about the changes our industry has seen. I wanted to share my top three picks for what is trending in the veterinary field. I have spent over two decades working in the field and...

Startup Spotlight – Shepherd Featured on Geekwire

We are honored and excited to be featured in Geekwire's most recent Startup Spotlight! Geekwire is a fast-growing, national technology news site with strong roots in the Seattle region and a large audience of loyal, tech-savvy readers around the globe, who follow the...

Veterinary Recruiting – The Best Way to Hire Hands Down

Veterinary recruiting, those two words that can spiral a Veterinarian into an instant state of migraine. There is a whole industry created simply for “Recruiting” yet for the Veterinary Industry little seems to work.   What if you could harness all of the reasons you...