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Preventive care screening tests: why now?

Preventive care has always been important to veterinary professionals, but lab work has not been a regular part of the preventive care toolkit. 

Getting the most out of WVC 2018

This year's Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) is just around the corner - are you ready? Held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 4-8, this year's WVC offers in-depth sessions, hands-on learning opportunities, a full exhibit hall, and a number of great outdoor adventures.

What you need to know about VMX 2018

Chances are that if you can only attend one conference this year, you’re heading to VMX: Veterinary Meeting & Expo (formerly the NAVC Conference) in February. This post shares the highlights of the conference so you know exactly how to make the most of your visit!

How Making the Switch to Fecal Antigen Testing Improved My Practice

Intestinal parasite infections are common everywhere and even more so in dogs living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where I own my small veterinary practice. For years, I evaluated and diagnosed pets with in-house fecal flotation with centrifugation but always saw variability in my test results, misdiagnosis of parasites, and false negative results. Recognizing the importance of accurately diagnosing intestinal parasites, I made the change from in-house fecal flotation tests with centrifugation to fecal antigen testing and fecal flotation with centrifugation at the reference lab. This transition drastically increased the number of patients I diagnose with intestinal parasites. Because of this, I now feel confident that I am practicing the best quality medicine. 

How the Section 179 tax deduction can fuel your veterinary practice growth

Section 179 of the IRS tax code addresses how business owners deduct the purchase of big-ticket equipment on their tax returns. For 2017, the limit for deductions is $510,000! For veterinary practices, these purchases—even those financed through a lease agreement—represent a terrific opportunity to save big on taxes.