Life Balance

Veterinary Jobs in Industry

by Nancy S. Loving DVM
Equine practitioners who are looking for alternatives to private or group practice might find their answers in the business world.

Can You Afford (Not to Do) Welfare and Charity Work

by Nancy S. Loving DVM
Colleagues discuss the pros and cons of equid welfare work.

Opportunities Beyond Clinical Equine Veterinary Practice

by Amy Grice, VMD, MBA
The following article about job possibilities outside the norm of veterinary practice is from presentations at the 2016 AAEP Convention.

When is it Time to Retire?

by Amy Grice, VMD, MBA
Assess these 10 points to help determine whether you are ready for a career change.

Veterinary Work-Life Imbalance?

by Colleen Best, DVM, PhD
Veterinarians must realize that work-life balance and time management are ultimately about decisions.

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...

News List

Keeping Up from the 2016 AAEP Convention: Effect of Dose and Diet on Omeprazole
A topic from the 2016 AAEP Convention focused on the effects of diet and dose on the duration and potency of acid suppression from administration of omeprazole used for treatment and prevention of gastric ulcer syndrome... Read More
Multiple Reports of Strangles and EHV-4 in Nevada
The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) began receiving accounts of horses exposed to equine herpesvirus type-4 (EHV-4) and Streptococcus equi... Read More
Equine Herpes Virus Confirmed in Texas Horse
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) confirmed equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), the neurologic disease linked to equine herpesvirus type 1, in a Denton County barrel racing horse on... Read More
USEF Agrees to Grant Farmer/Glefke Rehearing Request
The United States Equestrian Federation Hearing Committee has granted a request for a rehearing in the case against Kelley Farmer and Larry Glefke for the presence of GABA in the horse... Read More

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