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DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 04, 2014

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Practice finances

Saying 'no' to a veterinary pharmaceutical rep

Oct 01, 2014

This practice owner puts the kibosh on freebies to his veterinary team. Is that fair?

How to figure out what to pay an associate veterinarian

Oct 01, 2014

Don’t skimp—you want this asset to feel valued.

4 lessons learned from a veterinary practice price audit

Sep 29, 2014

Who’s called in to help? Who’s doing the work? How long does it take? This hospital administrator used innovative software to tackle tough questions with DVMs and team members.

Old idea, new approach: Price auditing in veterinary practice

Sep 29, 2014

Digging into what it really costs your veterinary hospital to provide a new service.

Track production to avoid compensation blunders

Sep 11, 2014

Q: In our practice, veterinarians are paid on production and we use travel sheets for charges. If a travel sheet is missing charges, lost or not filled out, charges are then assigned to the hospital and I'm not compensated for the work performed. Is this practice legal, and what actions should I take?

Client relations

Posts and tweets promoting pet safety on Halloween

Oct 17, 2014

Help your clients forget the fright and keep pets safe this Halloween.

On the spot: Dr. Michael Petty, Animal Pain Center, Canton, Mich.

Oct 17, 2014

In this video, Dr. Petty shares advice for new grads and stories from his career—including the tale of the runaway “circus” dog.

On the spot: Dr. Jeff Werber

Oct 10, 2014

Advice on how to maintain lifelong enthusiasm for your work in veterinary medicine—plus the oddest thing he remembers a client doing.

Checklist: How to add value to an ovariohysterectomy visit

Oct 01, 2014

Follow these steps to add value to the service you offer clients and demonstrate how well your veterinary practice cares for pets.

Improve your leasehold veterinary hospital's look

Oct 01, 2014

Are you stuck in a strip mall or neighborhood that's seen better days? Try these tips from veterinary architect Dan Chapel, AIA, to freshen up your practice's look.

Life balance

On the spot: Dr. Jeff Werber

Oct 10, 2014

Advice on how to maintain lifelong enthusiasm for your work in veterinary medicine—plus the oddest thing he remembers a client doing.

New survey explores veterinarians' lives as parents

Oct 07, 2014

Confidential questions to look at choices DVMs make to balance veterinary hospital and child-rearing duties.

On the spot: Dr. Shawn Finch

Oct 03, 2014

This Veterinary Economics board member and Omaha, Nebraska, associate tells us what inspired her to become a veterinarian and what she'd tell young graduates starting their veterinary careers.

Your veterinary associate may want personal finance guidance

Sep 01, 2014

Practice owners rated "personal finance" dead last in what they provide in their mentorship programs, according to Benchmarks 2014: A Study of Well-Managed Practices. But associates didn't completely agree.

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Sell veterinary clients on your service

But you don't have to have butler-style service to win new clients and keep existing clients happy.

Why veterinarians should be more like a Louisiana shoeshiner

If my veterinary clients feel half as good as I did after visiting the 'Michael Jordan of shoeshines,' I'll be thrilled.

Texts from your veterinary clinic cat

If your clinic cat had a cell phone and opposable thumbs, what would he or she text you?

Learning goodbye: Veterinarians fill a void by focusing on end of life care

Veterinarians dedicating their careers to hospice and euthansia medicine may be pioneering the profession's next specialty—at clients' request.