Reducing Burnout Might Increase Retention Among Equine Veterinary Interns

By Landon Gray,  July 2024

Equine medicine is tough, and to attract new talent, it is important to address burnout among equine veterinary interns. Jonathan A. Yardley, DVM, NBC-HWC, an associate clinical professor at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, said workplace burnout is affecting equine care, because it can increase the risk for medical errors and staff shortages.

Equine Veterinarians Face the Perfect Storm for Decision Fatigue

By Paul Basilio,  June 2024

If you do anything 35,000 times a day, chances are good you eventually will get tired of it after a while. According to multiple sources, however, that’s how many conscious and unconscious decisions that the average person makes every day—and it’s not exactly something we can stop doing.

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What’s the Harm in Providing a Discount in ‘Special Cases’?

By Amy L. Grice, VMD, MBA, June 2024

Veterinarians discount their services for numerous reasons. Maybe a longtime client shares that they just paid for a major home repair and asks for a deal just this once.

Sustainability Strategies Eliminate Turnover, Increase Profit

By Tom Rosenthal, June 2024

An equine general veterinary private practice had profitability increases of more than 20% in each of 2 succeeding years after changing its workplace culture, which eliminated high turnover caused by professional burnout, Becky Tees, DVM, said in a presentation at the 2023 AAEP convention.

How to Reduce Burnout, Increase Retention Among Equine Interns

By Landon Gray, June 2024

Incorporating nine dimensions of wellness into equine veterinary internship programs may lead to reduced burnout and increased retention rates, according to a presentation given at 2023 AAEP annual convention, held in San Diego. 

Support Staff Can Help Maximize Veterinarian Effectiveness and Profits

By Tom Rosenthal, April 2024

The more equine veterinary practices expand the roles of their support staff, the more effective and profitable the practice can become, according to a presentation at the 69th AAEP Convention, held in San Diego, CA.

Stable Life Initiative Aims to Support Equine Veterinarians’ Well-Being

By Paul Basilio, March 2024

Equine medicine requires many commitments. A commitment to providing the best care possible, a commitment to staying clinically sharp and a commitment to those who trust you with their animals’ lives.

4th Veterinary Wellbeing Study Shows Progress Made in Improving Staff Emotional Health

March 2024

Veterinary professionals are taking a more proactive approach to ensure their well-being, according to the latest Veterinary Wellbeing Study by Merck Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

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How Do I Decrease Accounts Receivable
in My Ambulatory Practice?

By Linda Hagerman, DVM, September 2023

Equine practice is a highly rewarding career, but it’s not an easy one, especially for ambulatory practitioners.

Practice Management

By Paul Basilio, September 2023

Most people will agree that setting appropriate boundaries is critical to the foundation of a healthy work-life balance. The problem, however, is that enforcement of those boundaries is exceptionally tricky in a field where emergencies abound, and there is pressure to see “just 1 more patient” at the end of a long day.

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How Can I Help my Clients be Financially Prepared for Equine Care?

By Mike Pownall, DVM, MBA, November 2023

How many times have you found yourself in the following scenario? A horse needs emergency care, but the owner balks at the cost. They ask if your practice can extend credit. While you discuss options, the horse is suffering and your frustration grows. Why don’t they have insurance or an emergency fund? Why are they so unprepared? Don’t they know horses are accidents waiting to happen?