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Cover Story
Sell veterinary clients on your service
By: W. Dane Foxwell, Andrew Roark, DVM, MS
But you don't have to have butler-style service to win new clients and keep existing clients happy.
References: Sell veterinary clients on your service
List of references used by W. Dane Foxwell and Andy Roark, DVM.
Practice Finances
9 crucial components to find a loan that fits
By: Tom McFerson, CPA, ABV
Choosing the right loan for you doesn't have to be a guessing game—if you know where to focus your efforts.
Professional Growth
Self-quiz: Are you ready to pay team members more?
Low pay is squeezing team members out of the profession. Are you ready to do what is necessary to turn this trend around?
Practice Management Q&A
Pain control pushback
Q: We're getting some clients who don't want to pay for and don't see the need for some at-home pain control drugs. Can you offer us any tips for explaining the value and importance of pain control for pets?
Pinning down veterinary preventive preferences
Q: Our doctors are all over the place with their parasite preventive recommendations. How do we fix it?
Practice Tips
Help veterinary clients show love for your clinic
By: Robert Henrickson, DVM
This clinic provides helpful instructions to clients on how to post an online review.
Industry Issues
Introducing the data center
This monthly column will cover data, industry trends, spending habits and more.
Practice with Heart
You need to vet your veterinary practice's burial and cremation providers
By: Marty Becker, DVM
Due diligence is deserved when recommending funeral services for pets.
Success file
Thieves that hide in plain sight in your veterinary practice
By: Bob Levoy
Cell phones, web browsers and text windows: how idle time online could be hurting your veterinary practice.
Hospital Design
Creature comforts benefit your bottom line
Demand for luxury boarding is still growing among veterinary clientele, urban and rural. Learn how this feature can attract pet owners and create cash flow for your practice.
Click & Copy
Take the doom out of diabetes
With the right training and guidance—and just a little bit of encouragement—you can help clients understand that this common disease is actually quite manageable.
Hot Button
Gone too soon? When veterinary ethics and euthanasia conflict
By: Andrew Rollo, DVM
There are bound to be shades of gray in difficult decisions, but is euthanasia too often the end result?
Our Previous Issue
Cover Story
Is veterinary medicine too transparent?
By: Mark Opperman, CVPM
A profession open about its economic woes needs veterinary associations to 'spin' negative public perception to make clients understand the need—and struggle—for financially strapped veterinarians to make a profit.
Technology
Digital radiography: Product showcase
By: Julie Scheidegger
A new radiography unit is one of the top items veterinarians shop for lately. To help, we present this comparison chart of these DR systems and others as well as advice you need before you buy.
Digital radiography product guide: Comparison chart
By: Julie Scheidegger
Veterinary Economics breaks down the top digital radiography systems.
Digital radiology product guide: Digital definitions
By: Julie Scheidegger
Make DR acronyms make sense.
Dr. Andy Rollo says: DR saves time and money
By: Julie Scheidegger
Andrew Rollo, DVM, is a Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board member and an associate at Madison Veterinary Hospital in Michigan that upgraded to digital radiography in December 2012.
CASELOAD CALCULATOR: Does your caseload warrant an investment in digital radiography?
By: Julie Scheidegger
Gary Glassman, CPA, provides a spreadsheet to analyze revenue generation, cost of equipment, cost of time and total cost per case to see if a move to digital is justified.
Personnel Solutions
The 2 most important words in veterinary practice
By: Shawn Finch, DVM
Take the time to say ?thank you? to pets, clients and team members, and the goodness will come back around.
News
10 finalists competing for Practice Manager of the Year
Final winner to be picked by panel of four expert judges and announced at CVC Kansas City.
Practice Management Q&A
Should veterinary practices pay to play on the Internet?
Q: A big online directory of veterinarians is asking us to pay to show up. Is it worth it? Shouldn't I be driving traffic to my own website?
Blue skies ahead for veterinary medicine
Q: Is it still wise to purchase "goodwill" or "blue sky" in veterinary medicine?
Get Social
Posts and tweets about feline dental care
Educate your clients on ways they can keep their cats' chompers healthy.
Practice with Heart
Delivering bad news to veterinary clients in a 'good' way
By: Marty Becker, DVM
Watch for clients' emotions in the moment, rather than trying to "fix" what they're feeling.
Success file
Tell your veterinary team good job!
By: Bob Levoy
Discover the hole in your management style that undermines team morale, productivity and loyalty.
Case study
Acupuncture: A benefit to veterinary patients & practice
A case study in acupuncture and Western medicine at a forward-thinking Nebraska practice.
Click & Copy
Keep pets safe and comfortable with these travel tips
Make sure your veterinary clients keep these often-forgotten points in mind to ensure their next family road trip is a good one.
Hot Button
Don't feed the trolls
By: Greg Magnusson, DVM
As hard as it may be, let negative stories about the veterinary profession lie and they'll die out sooner than you'd think.

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