Office Management

Employee Reviews

by Mike Pownall, DVM, MBA
Do you have an effective performance review system? If not, here are tips from the front lines about how to do them right.

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.

The Millennial ‘Job Hopper’ Issue

by Kimberly S. Brown
According to an article on, 71% of Millennials (those born between 1980 and 1996) are either "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" at work. The key to hiring and...

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.

Choosing Practice Management Software

by Kirk Eddleman, MS, MHA
Do your homework and make an informed decision before you buy.

EBMS Business Education Program 2014

by Kimberly S. Brown
While no two equine practices are the same, Equine Business Management Strategies' 2014 Business Education Program helped veterinarians and vet practice managers gain a better understanding...

Tackle Turnover Before It Takes Over

by MichelleReines
How often can you afford to spend $6,000? That's about the minimum cost to replace just one employee (earning approximately $30,000 per year) who leaves your practice. And with an employee...

Hiring Associates: Practice Owners Speak Out

by Amy Grice, VMD, MBA
According to this survey, fitting in with the culture of a practice is highly important in hiring an associate.

Cut the Conflict

by Kerry Jones
The people working in your veterinary practice are essential to your success. So when conflict interferes with their performance, are you prepared to lead them through it?

Helping Employees Become Front-Line Marketers

by Katie Navarra
If your employees were asked about their jobs, what would their answers be? Would they boast about your practice? Would they be proud of the quality of patient care and the services provided?...

Getting What You Want

by Amy Grice, VMD, MBA
The business sessions at the 2014 AAEP Convention offered many nuggets of great information for equine veterinarians. In this segment...

Teamwork Depends on Flexible Personalities

by Debra Van Cleve
Learn how to adapt your communication approach to become more effective with each personality style you encounter.

The ABCs of Business Resources: Attorney, Banker, CPA

by Kimberly S. Brown
Most veterinarians will work with an attorney, a banker and a certified public accountant (CPA) at some point in their professional careers. These people are often key business resources for a...

Managing Many Personalities

by Debra Van Cleve
Look around your practice. Think about your team and what makes each person unique to your business and clients. Maybe your technician has a way of keeping everyone on task. Your receptionist might...

Steps to Success

by Rodney Jackson
There is one constant among us all--we all want to be successful. But how do you define success? Is it growth? Profits? Productivity? Client results? Reducing risks? Improving services? All of these...

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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Veterinarians Get a Leg Up in the War Against Equine Dermatitis
EPD is not a specific diagnosis. It is a syndrome. A term--scratches, dew poisoning, greasy heel, mud fever, foot rot, cracked heels--to describe cutaneous lesions caused... Read More
EQUIOXX (firocoxib) Tablets Receive FDA Approval
For almost 10 years, EQUIOXX (firocoxib) has been the only coxib non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) approved for use in horses. Now, this once-daily treatment to control joint pain and... Read More
Madigan Foal Squeeze Procedure for Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome
Veterinary researchers at the University of California, Davis, are teaming up with their colleagues in human medicine to investigate a troubling disorder in newborn horses and are exploring possible... Read More
FDA Issues Warning Letters for Unapproved Omeprazole Drugs Marketed for Use in Horses
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued nine warning letters to companies arketing unapproved animal drugs containing omeprazole. These products have not been reviewed by the FDA for safety... Read More