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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2005
There is a fundamental concept about contract law that students learn in their very first weeks of law school. It's a concept referred to as "meeting of the minds."
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Sep 01, 2005
I'm a full-time veterinarian, and my employer pays for my health insurance, which costs about $4,000 a year. I recently got married, and my husband's insurance is better. If I join my husband's policy, should I get that $4,000 benefit somewhere else in my package? Is it fair to ask my boss to add it to my salary or to add more paid vacation days in equivalent to the benefit money?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jul 01, 2005
My partner and I recently learned that we're paying associates more than other practitioners in our area do. How should we get our compensation more in line with prevailing wages—with a salary freeze or a pay cut?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Apr 01, 2005
I've been asked to be a witness in an animal cruelty case. How should I be paid?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jan 01, 2005
I want to hire a veterinarian who's board-certified in internal medicine. How should I compensate this person? Should I pay based on production or a split rate, or should I rent space to the practitioner? If I pay based on production, would the percent be different than with a non-board-certified veterinarian?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Dec 01, 2004
I'm thinking of paying my associate based on her production. If I do, how would I handle vacation days and holidays? She wouldn't automatically receive compensation for those days off, would she?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Dec 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
If you're thinking of pulling up the stakes and moving to another practice in another state, do some number crunching first. Yes, the salary offered looks great, but have you considered how much more you'll have to earn to live the life you want in that city?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Nov 01, 2004
How much am I expected to contribute to my associates' retirement plans? Does this count as part of the compensation my associate earned based on production?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Nov 01, 2004
What's fair compensation one year out of veterinary school? I'm currently working at a two-doctor practice. What do I need to know to make an educated decision about whether to renew my contract?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2004
He or she might be in the unenviable position of asking an employer to pony up thousands of dollars for disputed, unpaid productivity revenue.
Jun 02, 2004
Practice owners need to strategize on employee compensation.
Feb 01, 2004
Negotiating for the right deal means understanding the compensation process, seeking out appropriate counsel
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2003
Don't overlook disability and pension benefits; make sure you understand documents; legalese can short-circuit best intentions
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2003

The initial two articles in this series on associate employment contracts dealt primarily with legal details of the contract; contract periods, renewal provisions and other esoteric elements that are commonly ignored when a new associate is considering a job offer.

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2003
There are a host of decisions and options facing newly graduating veterinary students as they work through their final year.