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Welcome to the greatest profession in the world!
As your career evolves, so do your needs.  IVMA understands. You are looking to define your career goals, purchase a practice, or navigate a new area of veterinary medicine.   IVMA offers a wealth of information (see list below).  If you do not find the information you need, please contact the IVMA office (800/270-0747 or IVMA is here for you 24/7.

To access additional information just for IVMA members, click here. (requires member log in).  The Members' Only page contains the following information:

  • Hoosier Veterinarian Newsletter

  • IVMA Member Directory

  • Legal Q&A Resources

  • Public Relations Resources


Business Resources - Human Resources Information

Sample Indiana Employee Handbook for Your Clinic - Click Here
 Value of Veterinary Technicians - Click Here
 Personal Mission Statement - Click Here
Human Resource Managment - Click Here
Hiring and Firing Strategies - Click Here
Employee Files and Records - Click Here
The 10 Human Resources Commandments for Veterinary Practices - Click Here
Indiana OSHA Web Page - Click Here
OSHA Web Page - Click Here
Making the Most of a Practice Manager - Click Here
Veterinary Job Descriptions - Click Here


Health/Wellness Issues for the Veterinarian

 Grief Resources for Veterinarians - Click Here

 Compassion Fatigue - Click Here
  Recognizing the Warning Signs of Burnout - Click Here
Working Mothers - Click Here
Nutrition/Health - Click Here 
IVMA Veterinary Wellbeing Program - Click Here
5 Steps for Work/Life Balance - Click Here
Fitting Fitness into your work day. - Click Here


 Business Resources - Finances

Creating a Budget & Calculating Debt: Financial Simulator Tool - new March, 2011!   Click Here
 Revenue - Click Here
 Expenses - Click Here
Taxes - Click Here
Buying and Selling - Click Here
Benchmarks - Click Here
Setting Up & Operating Specialty Practices - Click Here
Avoid Being a Practice Worth Less - Click Here
 10 Lessons Learned in Semi-Retirement - Click Here
Personal Finances - Click Here 
Personal Finance Simulater - Click Here
Veterinary Employment Contract Legal Issues - Click Here
Buy-Sell Negotiations - Click Here
Business Tools - Click Here
The Financial Policy Builder - Click Here 

National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues (NCVEI)        Click Here 

American Animal Hosptial Association (AAHA) - Click Here
Find a CPA in your area - Click Here
Starting A New Business - Click Here
Starting A Small Business - Click Here
Benchmark Studies - Click Here
Practice Finances Part 1 - Click Here
Practice Financing Part 2 - Click Here
"Getting  loan without a hefty down payment." - Click Here
Selling a practice - Click Here
Checklist for a buy/sell agreement - Click Here
Finding the right exit strategy - Click Here
Revenue Generation sheet - Click Here
Getting a  practice loan - Click Here
How to write a good loan proposal - Click Here


 Business Resources - Legal

 How do you choose a lawyer - Click Here
IN Secretary of State - Click Here
Annual Renewal of Associate Contract - Click Here 
 Veterinary Employment Contract Issues - Click Here
Legal Issues Update - Indiana - Click Here
Employment Law - Click Here
Practice Management Consultants - Click Here
American Veterinary Medical Law Association - Click Here
Animal Law - Click Here
5 Ways to Lose a Good Customer - Click Here

Business Resources - Marketing

How to Host an Open House - Click Here
Taming the Internet Pharmacy Monster - Click Here
Dangers of Buying from an Internet Pharmacy - Click Here
How can I compete with lowcost clinics and generic prescriptions?  Click Here
Professional Ways to Promote Products - Click Here 
 Selling Pet Owners the Value of Prevention - Click Here
Veterinary News Network - Click Here
 Social Revolution: How Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Can Help Your Veterinary Practice - Click Here
Where to Place your practice? - Click Here
Social Networking for Your Veterinary Practice - Click Here


Business Resources - Links of Interest

 Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) - Click Here
 IN Board of Animal Health - Click Here
 IN Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners - Click Here
IN Board of Pharmacy/Controlled Substances Registration - Click Here
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) - Click Here
American Animal Hospital Association - Click Here
Indiana Small Business Guide - Click Here
Business Link to the US Government - Click Here
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy - IN  - Click Here
VIPPS-certified Pharmacies - Click Here


 Business Resources - Hospital Design 

CVC Design Conference - Click Here
DVM360 Hospital Design Information - Click Here
Design Center Planning Guide - Click Here
Materials Information - Click Here
Case Studies by Species - Click Here
Loans/Financing - Click Here
Publication List - Click Here
Veterinary Architects - Click Here
Building Project Check List - Click Here
Equipment Purchase - Click Here
Lease or Build? Click Here


 Business Resources - Forms 

Sample Forms for Your Practice - Click Here


Organized Veterinary Medicine 

Why Belong to the IVMA? - Click Here
Renew Your IVMA Membership - Click Here
Volunteer to Serve on an IVMA Committee - Click Here
AVMA - Click Here


Potential Reading List 

Good to Great:  Why some companies make the leap…and others don’t. (Jim Collins)  - Click Here

The Starbucks Experience:  5 principles for turning ordinary into extraordinary (Joseph Michellie) - Click Here
The Long Tail:  Why the future of business is selling less of more (Chris Anderson) - Click Here
The E-myth revisited:  Why some small businesses don’t work and what to do about it (Michael Gerber)  - Click Here

American Animal Hospital Association.  Financial and Productivity Pulsepoints, 5th ed.  Lakewood, CO:  AAHA Press; 2008

Lust E.  How changes affecting wholesale drug distribution can impact veterinary practitioners.  JAVMA 2008; 233: 1081-1082.
25 Books for your summer reading - click here for a great list of reads!


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