Articles by Mark Opperman, CVPM - Veterinary Healthcare


Articles by Mark Opperman, CVPM

Mark Opperman, CVPM

Mark Opperman, CVPM, is a certified veterinary practice manager and owner of VMC Inc., a veterinary consulting firm based in Evergreen Colo. Through his firm, he has consulted with more than 800 veterinary hospitals throughout North America, providing assistance in associate hiring, partnership formation, exit strategies, employee issues, profitability, efficiency, and more. He has lectured worldwide at meetings such as the CVC shows, the North American Veterinary Conference, the World Small Animal Veterinary Conference, the Denmark Annual Congress, and the London Veterinary Forum. Opperman founded the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association and served as president until 1993. Through his VMC School of Veterinary Practice Management, he has trained more than 250 practice managers.

10 veterinary practice time savers
July 8, 2014

For today's veterinarians and team members, time is limited. Use these efficiency-boosting changes to steal back some of those precious minutes lost and keep your focus on pet care.

Is veterinary medicine too transparent?
June 1, 2014

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.

Calculating ProSal based on net versus gross production
May 12, 2014

Q: Currently, we are paying our doctors a base salary plus a 22 percent production bonus quarterly. While my boss thinks it's more fair to the company to calculate production based on net numbers rather than gross, we have another doctor who feels the opposite. Is there an industry standard on such things?

Are drugs leaving your veterinary practice the wrong way?
March 1, 2014

Tight drug controls reduce the risk of theft and abuse. Implement these simple steps to avoid messy situations.

Checklist for better veterinary drug control
March 1, 2014

Try these 8 tips to get inventory controls in place.

Get a grip on veterinary support staff costs
February 13, 2014

It pays to keep an eye on this aspect of practice finances.

New Year's veterinary practice checklist: 7 things to do right now
January 7, 2014

Take care of these critical items in January 2014 to reap the rewards all year in practice success, team morale and better medicine at your veterinary hospital.

Why client reviews matter at your veterinary practice
January 1, 2014

Learn how one bad apple can spoil your clinic's business.

Take control of your veterinary practice's online reputation
January 1, 2014

Got a negative review? You can still survive and thrive in the veterinary world by following these simple steps.


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