Practice Pulse Blog

Practice Pulse Blog

  • Blog Entry

    We have to talk. Not only do we have to talk, but we must also talk to our staff and employees to ensure that our practices are protected from incidents and developments that may compromise and threaten health and safety. During the past year, we have witnessed more unprecedented, unsettling, and shocking events than many of us have seen in a lifetime. A combination of health threats, natural disasters, and social, political, and economic upheavals read more...

  • VHMA had the pleasure of catching up with Owen E. McCafferty, CPA, CVPM, FACFEI, CFF, CGMA, who served as VHMA president from 1993-1994. Owen shared his memories, insights, and advice for VHMA as it celebrates 40 years. Below you will find his musings on a range of association-related topics. Question: If not for VHMA, where would practice management be today? OM : As my good friend Mark Opperman read more...

  • The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA), an association focused exclusively on the professional development of practice managers, along with dvm360®, the No. 1 multi-media platform in the veterinary industry, announced that nominations for the 2021 Practice Manager of the Year contest are open and will be accepted through April 15, 2021. Awarded annually since 2014, the Practice Manager of the Year contest recognizes the achievements read more...

  • Blog Entry

    Welcome to 2021, a historic year for VHMA. In 1981, the association was founded by and for managers, and 40 years later, it continues to fulfill its core purpose---to advance and support veterinary management professionals. Over the next 12 months, VHMA will highlight its long and rich history, discuss significant milestones, share members’ recollections, and speak to the original members whose vision, as well as dedication and enthusiasm, powered read more...

  • Fee Changes in 2021

    Blog Entry

    Each year the VHMA asks practices about planned or anticipated fee increases for the year.  Practices are continuing to grapple with the pandemic and there is a lot of economic, and political uncertainty in the U.S. When asked, “Are clients in your practice more or less concerned about increases in the cost of veterinary care than they were a year ago?” 68% of the managers who responded indicated that it is about the same. Client feedback certainly read more...

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