Referring your clients to certified trainers and behaviorists—and promoting early socialization and training all year long—is the best way to prevent aggression and bites. But National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 20 to 26) is quickly approaching, so it's a good time to gear up.
Las Vegas — Explain care benefits, cater communication to client personalities and show genuine interest in a pet owner's concerns. These techniques, according to a recent study, ensure pet owners are willing to pay for the highest quality of veterinary care.
Want a fun, educational way to jazz up your reception area? Post a quiz on your bulletin board, says Laura Greer, practice manager for Above and Beyond Pet Care Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. Her practice uses quizzes to keep waiting clients informed and entertained. For example: I come in sizes that range from 2 pounds to 200 pounds, and I sweat through my feet. What am I? Answer: a dog.
A colleague of mine was audited, fined, and required to pay back taxes for not claiming discounted employee pet care as taxable income on employee paychecks. He said that anything over a 20 percent discount must be taxed and listed as employee income. I checked with my accountant and he confirmed that I've been doing it wrong. How do I make changes in order to comply with IRS standards without upsetting my staff?
Quality veterinary dental education for staff, technicians and practitioners is readily available. Many practices take advantage of courses and seminars to increase knowledge and upgrade dental-care equipment.