Life Balance

Wellness Programs for Ourselves

by Colleen Best, DVM, PhD
Learning how to live a better life starts with self-care and learning to handle stress.

Technology Use in Equine Practice

by Mike Pownall, DVM, MBA
Here is a must-read list of apps and software used by a busy equine veterinarian that might help you save time.

Mental Health and the Veterinary Industry

by Colleen Best, DVM, PhD
Here are ways to recognize signs of mental health problems and to assist at-risk colleagues.

Euthanasia Survey Results

by Katie Navarra
This small survey provides some thoughts on euthanasia services.

Fed Up? Exhausted? Or Experiencing Burnout?

by Colleen Best, DVM, PhD, BScH
Today's model of burnout involves emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and low personal accomplishment.

Business from the AAEP Convention

by Amy Grice, VMD, MBA
The 2015 AAEP Convention offered multiple sessions on business, with topics to fit every practitioner's level of interest and experience. The overall theme for the business sessions was...

Coming Back After Injury or Disability: Advice for Equine Practitioners

by Ann Dwyer, DVM
Go to any gathering of equine practitioners and scan the crowd. You will see a lot of lean, rugged, well-muscled folks. You’ll be struck by their energy, their intensity and their buoyant...

Compassion Fatigue

by Colleen Best, DVM, PhD, BScH
Over time, veterinarians have been trusted and respected professionals in society; however, the toll on humans that comes from providing veterinary care to animals has only recently received...

Are Emergencies Stressing You Out? You’re Not Alone!

by Amy Grice, VMD, MBA
Earlier this year, a young practitioner posed a question about emergency compensation on the AAEP New Practitioners listserv. This led to a short survey being posted on this community’s listserv, and responses were collected from 69 veterinarians.

Is Your Boss a Tyrant? An Unhappy Home Life May Be to Blame

by Texas A&M University
When supervisors are verbally abusive to their subordinates, it harms not only the employees, but the organization as a whole, says Texas...

Workplace Safety

by Lisa Munniksma
Protect yourself and your staff from personal safety hazards with these tips.

Work/Life Balance Tips

by Nancy S. Loving DVM
Ensuring that you have a proper balance between work and life outside of work will help you be a better, more compassionate practitioner.

Planning Time Away

by Katie Navarra
Managing a work-life balance is a constant struggle for equine veterinarians. Despite well-planned schedules and the best of intentions, veterinarians regularly find their workdays extended by...

Research: Women Face Dishonesty More Often than Men During Negotiations

by Jim Patterson
In a study to be published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, researchers found that women are usually at a disadvantage during negotiations...

Self Assessment

by Mike Pownall, DVM
Sometimes timing is everything. Veterinary students graduating in the spring of 2008 had their pick of jobs. It was certainly a time of demand exceeding supply. Whether they had an interest in...

News List

EDCC Reports New EHV-1 Case at Fair Grounds Racetrack
On January 13, 2017, a new case of EHV-1 in Barn 45 at the Fair Grounds racetrack was moved to isolation... Read More
EDCC Reports Additional Strangles Premises in Florida
On January 14, one premise in Alachua County, Florida, was placed under quarantine for clinical signs consistent with strangles. The clinical horse was purchased from another farm also currently under strangles quarantine... Read More
EDCC Report on EHV-1 Fair Grounds, Louisiana, Outbreak Update
On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, two suspect horses that had previously tested negative for EHV-1 on both nasal and blood samples retested positive for EHV1 non-neuropathogenic strain at the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab... Read More
EDCC Reports Strangles in Union County, Florida
On January 13, one premise in Union County, Florida was placed under quarantine for strangles after PCR results returned positive for three of the 13 horses on the property. All three horses had recently performed at a roping event in Trenton, Florida... Read More

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