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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Nov 01, 2004
In the past year, I've learned that a little laziness and a lot of assuming can cost big bucks. First it was our radiology badges—I assumed we all paid about the same price for this service. But when an astute colleague asked about the going rate in our area, I learned I was paying four times more than some of my colleagues!
Nov 01, 2004
Cleveland—Though many veterinarians fret about student loans prohibiting them from buying a practice, the real killer is revolving credit, such as credit cards and car loans.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2004
The IRS has the power to recharacterize a related-party transaction.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Oct 01, 2004
Do you back up your QuickBooks file regularly? If not, you risk losing your data. Follow these tips to make sure your information is there when you need it.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2004
Women now buy half of all practices sold in some parts of the country, and prospective women buyers are on the rapid rise nationwide. The Northeast, mid-Atlantic and the Southeast contain the largest concentration of female buyers, according to brokerage statistics, and national trends have begun to mirror the general doctor population, too.
Sep 30, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
Hospital tours are a great way to attract new clients and cement your bond with existing ones. "We like to take the mystery away," says Dr. Lisa Barlow of Centennial Valley Animal Hospital PC in Louisville, Colo. "We think hospital tours help clients feel better about leaving their pets here."
Sep 16, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
The doctors at Bowman Animal Hospital and Cat Clinic, Inc. in Raleigh, N.C., see an average of four to five behavioral consultations per month, says Monica Dixon Perry, CVPM, the practice’s hospital administrator. Of these behavioral consults, the vast majority lead to diagnostic testing to determine whether there are any underlying medical reasons for the behavioral issue, says Audra Alley, DVM, CVA. "If a cat or a dog is urinating abnormally, we start with a urinalysis to determine whether there are any abnormalities. If the results of the urinalysis are positive, we treat the medical problems first and then re-evaluate the behavior," Dr. Alley says.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2004
Every veterinary practice must continue to capitalize the costs of acquiring intangible business assets.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Aug 19, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
Dr. Bill Swartz, owner of Clocktower Animal Hospital in Herndon, Va., says his six-doctor practice saves nearly $36,000 a year through a buying group.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Aug 04, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
Osteoarthritis survey