The Scalpel

TAVM Board of Directors

The TAVM Board of Directors have joined forces with The Justice League to provide stimulating CE for DVMs in the GTA!! We need YOU to join us in our quest: 1. Contact us for more information on how to get involved with the Board. Enjoy perks like; free dinner provided at each Board Meeting; CE hours for time spent on Board activities; discounted membership fee; time away from your hectic life for some fun and camaraderie! (Superhero Costumes are optional) 2. Share your interesting cases with us and we will post it in the "Scalpel" section of our website. 3. Join the TAVM and attend the epic Veterinary and Hospital Subscription Series - monthly CE events held at Dave and Buster's. 4. Follow (and Like) us on Facebook and Twitter!

Practice Management

Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals For Dummies: Commercial Leasing Tips for Veterinarian Tenants

By: Jeff Grandfield and Dale Willerton – The Lease Coach For many veterinarian tenants, negotiating a good lease or lease renewal against an experienced agent or landlord can be a challenge. While a veterinarian focuses on his/her animal patient’s care, savvy real estate agents and brokers are specialized sales people. Their job is to sell… Continue reading Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals For Dummies: Commercial Leasing Tips for Veterinarian Tenants

Neurology, What's Your Diagnosis?

What’s Your Diagnosis?

by Dr. Andrew Barker, Neurology, Toronto Veterinary Emergency Hospital An 8-month old male intact German Shepherd presented to the Toronto Veterinary Emergency Hospital for an approximate two-day history of hind-limb deficits. The dog slipped while playing three days before; however, he was walking normally and seemed comfortable. The following day the dog was normal in the… Continue reading What’s Your Diagnosis?

Practice Management

Looking at Site Selection Variables For Veterinarian Tenants

By: Jeff Grandfield and Dale Willerton – The Lease Coach When you’re looking for the right property for your new clinic, or wish to expand or move your operation, having a checklist of desirable criteria can help you stay on track. As The Lease Coach, we appreciate and applaud tenants who provide a detailed checklist… Continue reading Looking at Site Selection Variables For Veterinarian Tenants

Practice Management

Commercial Lease Renewing Dos & Don’ts for Veterinarian Tenants

By: Jeff Grandfield and Dale Willerton – The Lease Coach As an existing veterinarian tenant approaching your commercial lease renewal, should you blindly accept the same terms and conditions from your landlord that you did when you signed your initial lease? No. A veterinarian tenant can often renegotiate a lease renewal to his/her benefit. Therefore,… Continue reading Commercial Lease Renewing Dos & Don’ts for Veterinarian Tenants

Neurology, What's Your Diagnosis?

What’s Your Diagnosis?

by Dr. Jonathan Huska A 6 month old, intact female Yorkshire Terrier was referred to the Toronto Veterinary Referral Hospital (TVRH) Neurology Service with an approximately 10 day history of cervical spinal pain. Clinical signs were initially reported as yelping in pain while holding the head low with a guarded neck carriage. There was no… Continue reading What’s Your Diagnosis?