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Practice Management articles provide practical tips, guidance and advice to help optimize management and day-to-day administration within veterinary practices.

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    Issue number 33.3 Published 23/02/2024

    How I approach… A meaningful euthanasia appointment

    Euthanasia is one of the most common and important procedures undertaken in veterinary medicine; here Dr. Cooney shares her thoughts on how to provide a compassionate and highly skilled end-of-life experience for both the pet patient and the caregiver.

    By Kathleen Cooney

    Issue number 33.2 Published 30/11/2023

    Petfood: how to prevent insect infestation

    Insect contamination of petfoods is a potential problem in tropical countries; this paper offers an overview of the situation and how the risks can be minimized

    By Maiara Ribeiro

    Issue number 33.2 Published 17/11/2023

    Coping with mistakes in an effective way

    Mistakes happen to all of us in veterinary practice; this article looks at how different people react in different ways when things go wrong and – importantly – discusses how we can best cope with mistakes.

    By Marie K. Holowaychuk

    Issue number 26.2 Published 11/07/2023

    A survey on workload and wellbeing

    Burnout and poor mental health may be key factors linked to the current shortage of veterinarians; this paper presents the results of a recent survey that attempts to gauge the scale of the problems.

    By Gerdinique C. Maessen and Luc T. Theunisse

    Issue number 32.3 Published 10/05/2023

    Veterinary internships in the USA

    Thinking about doing an internship in the USA? This article delivers a brief guide to the advantages and disadvantages as to what one can offer.

    By Anya Gambino

    Issue number Published 02/03/2023

    Discussing veterinary fees with pet owners

    This article (one of a series, authored with fellow veterinary management specialists Philippe Baralon and Pere Mercader) encompasses some of the financial aspects of veterinary practice. It considers why we often shy away from talking about our prices, and offers some practical ways to positively communicate with our clients about the costs of veterinary treatment.

    By Antje Blättner

    Issue number Published 01/03/2023

    Choosing the right price for your services

    This article, which is part of a series looking at the business side of practice (written in conjunction with Antje Blaettner and Philippe Baralon), looks at the perception of veterinary prices – how do clients really see our fees, compared to how we think they see them?

    By Pere Mercader

    Issue number Published 27/02/2023

    Inflationary pressure: pricing strategy

    This paper is one in a series of three articles written by specialists in veterinary management (alongside Antje Blaettner and Pere Mercader). It looks at the factors to take into account when considering a practice’s annual price list revision, especially when inflation rates are high.

    By Philippe Baralon

    Issue number 32.3 Published 08/02/2023

    How I approach… Working successfully with breeders

    Veterinarians sometimes find it challenging to work successfully with breeders, but this paper discusses how the relationship can be a positive experience for both parties.

    By Valeriia Forkun