What happens when big veterinary merges with big data
May 7, 2019It’s not just Facebook and Google. It’s also Big Veterinary Supplier, Inc. What do I mean by that? Data is a huge source of income for all three. So much so, they’re making use of private information we diligently collect and, in some cases, they’re using it to compete directly against us. Veterinarians are not immune As our industry becomes increasingly consolidated, it’s also adopting some of the habits with which other industries are …
Veterinary gender wage disparities—Why planet Venus pays less (and what to do about it)
February 8, 2019Last July, the principal flutist at the Boston Symphony Orchestra filed a lawsuit alleging it had discriminated against her “by paying her an amount less than other comparable males.” Though she records and performs more solos than the principal oboist (a comparable position in any symphony orchestra), she’s paid 75 percent of what he makes. When I heard about this lawsuit, my brain veered directly toward veterinary medicine. Of course there’s a wage gap, …
AVMA seeks change for veterinarians in light of income tax deduction
October 15, 2018A request by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) for veterinary practices to benefit from the pass-through income tax deduction without income limits was submitted to the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).