Office Efficiency | Veterinary Economics

Office Efficiency

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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Dec 01, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
"We all want our staff members to work together as a team, but it's hard to ask this of your staff unless they know the steps to take," says Julia Culbreth, the practice manager at Jefferson Animal Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Nov 01, 2005
Every member of your practice team can help increase security.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Nov 01, 2005
There's never enough time in your day—so make every moment in the exam room count. And remember, even small improvements in exam-room procedures can dramatically improve your whole team's efficiency.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Aug 01, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
Almost 90 percent of you are are at work. Maybe it's time to buck the trend.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Aug 01, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
Data shows that if your clients arrive during a busy time, their average wait for check-in and check-out can hit 21 to 29 minutes during a 42- to 49-minute visit. That's almost half their time at the practice.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: May 01, 2005
Acres Animal Hospital in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, has found a way to help both the practice and its clients see green.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Mar 01, 2005
At our practice, we have an inventory team that handles ordering and tracking of drugs, lab supplies, food, and so on. But we still struggle with inventory accuracy. Would establishing an incentive program for the inventory team help?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Dec 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
Bit & Spur Animal Hospital in Mobile, Ala., was about to begin a senior pet care plan. But hospital manager Kelley Wilbur knew they needed a better system to recognize senior pets.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Dec 01, 2004
Of course, you use keys and locks to keep valuables secure, but you lose some of the benefits if you don't control the keys. Think about these questions to decide whether you need to tighten up security:
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Oct 01, 2004
Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital saves time and money by using a simple design for informational letters on such topics as flea and tick products or Pet Dental Health Month. The practice team uses a copy center to reproduce and tri-fold the letters on colored paper, says practice manager Lynette Ott. The single, tri-folded sheets don't need envelopes and can be mailed without taping or stapling, saving the practice time, labor, and money, she says. She offers these other simple tips.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Oct 01, 2004
How many hours should I schedule for my receptionists in relation to the number of veterinarians on staff?
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Oct 01, 2004
Recently, a veterinarian in the process of hiring a new practice manager asked me "What are the 10 things a practice manager needs to know to be effective?" What a great question! It took a little thinking to narrow the "must-know" list to just 10 items. But whether you're an owner-veterinarian, a practice manager, or the owner's managing spouse, I think you need to apply these strategies to manage the practice effectively.