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How I Found My Practice

How I Found My Practice

You guys nailed it with the amazing questions I received as feedback in my Instagram stories.  "How did you find a location to purchase?"  You can do this a million different ways. For me, I just kind of weirdly lucked into it. I had looked online for some loan...

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5 Traits of Successful Veterinary Practice Owners

5 Traits of Successful Veterinary Practice Owners

It’s January of 2021! A fresh and clean new year. I know everybody's pretty excited about getting 2020 behind us. Here’s my hot take: We learned a lot. I think there's going to be a lot of good shit that comes out of all the bad shit that we went through that year. So...

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Big Dog Spays – I Quit.

Big Dog Spays – I Quit.

One thing I really don’t like doing as a veterinarian is: Big dog spays.  Yup, I said it. For any of you who don't know, larger dogs are just more difficult to spay. You’ve got to go in the belly, everything's fat, it's slippery, there's blood everywhere, everything...

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How do you know it’s time  for a career change?

How do you know it’s time for a career change?

1. You dread going to work. All the time. If you get this pit-in-your-stomach feeling on a near-daily basis, it is likely time to look elsewhere. This is especially true if you are not a leader in your workplace. If things aren’t going great, but you don’t have the...

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Vet Tech Week is a Load of Horseshit

Vet Tech Week is a Load of Horseshit

I said what I said. Now, let me be clear: Appreciation of hard-working employees is good Recognition from management is good A pat on the back for a job well done is good These facts are NOT in dispute. But hey, pssst... Imma let you in on a little secret... If your...

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Am I Doing This Payroll Thing Right??

Am I Doing This Payroll Thing Right??

In business, you learn real fast that the revenue you bring in is only one part of the profit picture. Don’t get me wrong, making money is great and all. But if you make a bazillion dollars and you spend TWO bazillion dollars, you’re in deep shit. Also, you might need...

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Grief Would Have to Wait

Grief Would Have to Wait

Owning your own veterinary practice is great. Really, I love it. It’s my kind of three-ring circus. The perks are pretty good sometimes, too. Need time off? You don’t have to ask for permission--just close the business and take off. Easy, right?? Oh, if only . . . The...

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