Veterinarians are experts in caring for animals, but they don't always get training on how to run a successful business. Here are resources to help you establish and maintain an economically healthy veterinary practice.
Setting up shop in an area without existing veterinary practices? Our to-do list offers a handy guide to help you find needed resources.
View available practices and facilities advertised in the classifieds section of JAVMA.
In a veterinary practice, your staff can make or break your business. Finding and keeping the right staff is critical to your practice's success.
Get tips and advice to help you set up a wellness program for your staff.
Know what protective equipment is needed when working with patients, medications, laboratory specimens and substances.
Providing client services is a critical component of a running a small business. These resources can help.
Our professionally produced hold messages can be downloaded for free by AVMA members. Topics change monthly. Each message aims to enhance client loyalty and drive traffic to the business.
Need good content for your website? We have free widgets that provide high-quality information to your clients. Just copy and paste the code.
Whether you’re new to social media or a long-time user looking to improve your veterinary clinic’s social presence, these tools and best practices will help you get the most out of social media marketing.
From bad reviews to cyberbullying, veterinarians – like other small business owners and professional service providers – are at risk of coming under attack in cyberspace. We've put together resources to help AVMA members improve their monitor, and know how to respond.
Post this contact list in your back office or treatment room for the situations in which you most often need a phone number or web address that you don't have handy – from adverse event reporting to blood bank contacts, from disaster response to pet loss support.
Being green isn't just the "in" thing; it's a responsibility connected closely with the One Health concept. It also can help your bottom line.
Keeping up with all the rules, regulations, and best practices for waste disposal in your clinic can be difficult. Our reference guide aims to make the process easier.
We all know the importance of both prescription and over-the-counter medications. But when used, stored, or disposed of in the wrong way, they can become harmful to people, animals, and the environment.
The AVMA policy "Introduction to Ergonomics" offers practical ergonomics guidelines for veterinary practices.
Veterinary facilities are generally regulated at a state level. Is your state among those with specific guidelines and requirements for veterinary facilities?
Veterinary clinics must comply with small business laws, laws regarding taxes, liens, loan repayment, and more.
You and your staff routinely work with hazardous substances. Our members-only reference guide on communicating about workplace hazards can help you make sure your workplace is compliant with the law.
On November 9, 2007, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a rule that may affect your veterinary practice. The "Red Flags" Rule, 16 C.F.R. § 681.2, requires "creditors" and "financial institutions" to develop written plans to prevent and detect identity theft.
To help you keep up with the rules on records retention, we've compiled a state-by-state listing of state laws governing the retention of veterinary records.
Make sure you're following the rules on confidentiality. This state-by-state listing summarizes statutory and regulatory provisions that AVMA research has found addressing the release of veterinary records.
With the DEA's decision to make tramadol a Schedule IV controlled substance, you need to make sure your practice is in compliance. This checklist (PDF), available exclusively to AVMA members, can help.
More information on the USDA's National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP)
Transporting Infectious Substances Safely (PDF)
A Guide to Developing a Hazardous Material Training Program (PDF)
2016 American Veterinary Medical Association