Who does what?
This depends on how your practice is structured, says Debbie Allaben Gair, CVPM, owner of Bridging the Gap, Helping People Work Together More Effectively, in Sparta, Mich. There are three common types of managers in veterinary practices:
When it comes to team members' pay, here's the ideal scenario: The practice manager and doctor-owner agree on a percentage of practice gross that's dedicated to employee pay. Then the manager carries out the owner's wishes through pay adjustments, benefits, and bonuses. Furthermore, the practice manager and owner have weekly meetings to discuss the progress of programs and the status of the practice, Gair says. For example, the manager tells the owner, "Here's where we are with employee pay in comparison to our goals."