David M. Lane, DVM, MS
David M. Lane, DVM, MS is a regular columnist for DVM Newsmagazine. He owns and manages two veterinary practices in southern Illinois. Dr. Lane is also a practice management consultant, speaker and author.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 01, 2013
Veteirnarians should avoid direct opposition of animal welfare groups during this cultural shift.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 01, 2012
Be smart about the costs of employing veterinary team members and make sure you can pay for what you promise
Keep your eyes on the veterinary practice interview: How women differ from men in the hiring process
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 01, 2011
If you have trouble with constant veterinary team turnover and filling open positions, take stock of your communication
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 01, 2011
Veterinarians haven't paid enough attention to this phenomenon when setting fees. Now they have to.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 01, 2010
Do: Meet and greet as much as possible. Don't: Wear flip-flops and a sweatshirt; be professional.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 01, 2010
Will the value of our homes and business real estate return to pre-2008 levels? Is it time to sell or buy? Will we ever get back to normal?
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 01, 2009
A walrus bone, the baculum, mounted on a plaque became a traveling trophy for the winner of the annual Illinois-Purdue softball game. When it was stolen, the effort to get it back led to a life-changing adventure.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 01, 2009
Lacey heard the tell-tale chirp from her cell phone.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 01, 2009
While the wealthy, privileged and middle classes worry about losses in the stock market, the world's underclasses worry about food costs and shortages.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 01, 2008
Owners who seek to avoid conflict by meeting challenges head-on actually become part of the problem.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 01, 2008
Dr. James Brooks turned over in bed and looked at the clock. It was 8:05 a.m. He was a little late but thought he could make it to the clinic on time. He quickly headed to the bathroom to wash up and brush his teeth. He looked in the mirror — same face, different day. He laughed nervously because it really wasn't the same face. It was a suddenly aging facade marred by the daily stress of being a solo practitioner in a changing veterinary world. He had never married. His apartment usually was a mess — cleaned only when circumstances dictated.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 01, 2007
Dr. Eb Rouge sat at his desk sorting his mail and bills. His habit was to have an ongoing conversation with himself.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 01, 2007
Let's return to our story that began in this column in the May issue.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 01, 2001
You open the door to the exam room. On the other side of the table and occupying what seems to be half the room sits John Smith, 20 minutes late and weighing 350 pounds. Beside him is his similarly obese Saint Bernard, Ranger- restless and salivating onto all flat surfaces