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Top 5 Puppy Behavior Tips

by Dr. Dan Markwalder Puppies are a wonderful addition to any family.  Like kids, they have unique needs and desires.  As a pet mom or dad, you are in a unique position to help your puppy be primed to learn to help them reach their full potential.  Here are 5 tips to help your puppy:…
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Work-Life Balance

by Dr. Joe Whalen Gone are the days of the 60-80-hour work week. One of the things I love about the Millennial generation is they not only want a work-life balance, they demand it! Good for them. Life is a journey so why not enjoy it? The number one regret of retired veterinarians is that…
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Lessons with Dr. Dan: Episode 1

Don’t take on the veterinary industry all on your own! Glean some golden nuggets of insight from Dr. Dan in his series, Lessons with Dr. Dan. Watch the first episode below with tips for improving your relationship with clients. Follow our blog for more insider tips!
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What A Boomer Veterinarian Learned from a Millennial Veterinarian

My first encounter of a veterinary practice was in 1979.  This particular year had a huge impact on me as a future veterinarian – the year in which parvoviral enteritis was first diagnosed in veterinary medicine.  I can remember the doctor I worked for giving feline panleukopenia to puppies hoping to get some protection against…
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You Have to Learn to Love to Bomb

Jeff Michalski (founder of famed comedy club, The Second City) told comedian Stephen Colbert and his improvisational students, “You have to learn to love the bomb.”  Colbert explains further: “It took me a long time to really understand what it meant. It wasn’t ‘don’t worry, you’ll get it next time.’ It wasn’t ‘laugh it off.’…
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Work Life Balance

The year was 1999 – a year that would become the most defining year in my professional life.  I was building a new veterinary hospital, one that would be four times the size of our old hospital and cutting edge for a hospital in the late 1990’s.  I assured myself that we would never outgrow…
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Dr. Dan’s Story

I began my first job in veterinary medicine in 1979.  I was a sophomore in high school who was always writing about my desire to become a veterinarian. One day, my English teacher came to me and asked if I would be interested working in an animal hospital.  I couldn’t believe what she said.  An…
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