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The Corporate Squeeze: How Corporate Consolidation is Disenfranchising Associate Veterinarians and Fueling Startups

Dec 31, 2019

Anthony Mahan, Esq., MBA

In case you have been hiding under a rock the last few years, corporate consolidators have thrown piles of cash at acquiring veterinary practices throughout the U.S., which has resulted in lucrative practice purchases at astonishing valuation multiples. The corporate feeding frenzy is directed at multi-doctor practices with large client bases, healthy financials, geographic locations in greater metropolitan areas, and owners with short-term retirement goals (hereinafter the “Key Practices”). The general consensus is that these Key Practices...

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Self-Care and Servant Leadership Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Dec 10, 2019
Self-care, Veterinary, Well-Being
Mia Cary, DVM

Ever wonder why flight attendants tell us to put on our own oxygen mask before helping others with their oxygen masks during an emergency? It’s because we are better equipped to help others when...

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5 Reasons To Be Thankful for the VetPartners Annual Meeting

Nov 25, 2019
VetPartners Meetings
Sarah Rumple

It’s that time of year again—time to reflect on all we’re thankful for as the holidays approach and the end of 2019 draws near. But, the end of the year also means the VetPartners Annual...

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Carpe Per Diem: What’s Behind a Relief Veterinarian’s Fees

Oct 31, 2019
Human Resources, Practice Management, Well-Being
Cindy Trice, DVM

“Carpe per diem—seize the check.” —Robin Williams Relief veterinarians are business-to-business service providers and entrepreneurs. We’ve elected to start our own businesses in purs...

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The Value of Taking a ‘Bubble Break’ in Veterinary Medicine

Oct 16, 2019
Human Resources, Industry Involvement, Self-care, Veterinary, Well-Being
Kimberly Pope-Robinson

Recently, 1 Life Connected and The Bridge Club partnered to host “balloon events” at a large national veterinary conference. Even though we were attending an event with tens of thousands o...

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