Delving into DEA Regulations for Veterinary Practice

Originally published in dvm360, January 2021Author: Sarah Mouton Dowdy, featuring Ask Jan Founder, Jan Woods Should every veterinarian in your practice that handles controlled substances register with the Drug Enforcement Administration? Is anyone exempt? What are the rules for relief DVMs? Get advice on these and other DEA regulatory issues. It’s been said that once the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) gets into your practice, it can be difficult to get them out. Really difficult. The Read more…

Business Management Tips – Part 2

Courtesy of the Harvard Business Review Keep Your Cool Under Pressure When faced with a high-stress situation, our bodies instinctively go into “fight-or-flight” mode. But recent research has shown that if you can effectively regulate your emotions in these moments, you can actually move into a higher state of openness that invites collaboration, creativity, and thriving. Start by reminding yourself that a biological reaction to stress is totally normal, and direct your attention to any Read more…

Wrap up the year with this checklist of checklists!

Wrap up the year with this checklist of checklists! The end of any year can be a stressful time for a small business, and 2020 might just be the most anxiety-inducing one of them all. The industry as a whole went through waves of rapid contraction and intense expansion this year, and what your practice dealt with probably has a lot to do with the area of the country you’re in. Fortunately, there’s no shortage Read more…

Business Management Tips – Part 1

Courtesy of the Harvard Business Review To Boost Morale, Lead with Gratitude When people are stressed out, they’re more likely to treat those around them poorly. But research shows that creating a culture of gratitude on your team can not only lift people up and boost morale, it may also prevent workplace mistreatment. So be a role model. For example, take time to give each employee a sincere and personalized thank you for their effort Read more…

3 WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR VETERINARY PRACTICE’S ONLINE RISK

3 WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR VETERINARY PRACTICE’S ONLINE RISK As originally published for VetPartners.org by Clint Latham, JDAsk Jan Founding Expert There is no denying that the web browser has become the new operating system. What does that mean in non-tech geek speak? For years, the cyber security world was focused on the computer operating system—primarily Microsoft Windows and Apple’s MAC OS X. Now, it’s focused on web browsers, like Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, because Read more…

Which Controlled Substance Regulations Apply To Me: Part I

Of the controlled substances regulations that apply to you and your practice, you are required to follow the most stringent requirements that are in place. What that means is you must research and compare federal, state, pharmacy board, and your veterinary board’s controlled substances regulations to determine which ones are the most rigorous and which apply to you and your practice. In other words, it’s not acceptable to meet the least strict requirements, whatever they Read more…

Three Questions to Ask If You’re Considering A Practice Manager

Do You Need A Manager? The financial success of a practice depends on many things, with the ability of the practice’s veterinarians to provide services being the most important. Can you be an effective practitioner when you are concerned about employee reviews, an OSHA inspection or when to schedule interviews for hiring a receptionist? On the other hand, can you be an effective manager when you have worked a ten plus hour day as a Read more…