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Practice Management
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Is your private practice really private?

May 1, 2007

It's simply good business practice that will reduce or eliminate costly incidents.

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Let's get realistic with surgical fees

May 1, 2007

How much of your income is due to your performing surgery? Perhaps 15 percent? Even 20 percent?

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There's no commincation without understanding

April 1, 2007

Confusion and misunderstanding often occur when two people attempt to communicate using two different languages.

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Playing the percentages Beware of pay pitfalls

April 1, 2007

Lou Swinney wheeled his new SUV into the cramped parking lot. A cup holding his morning java suddenly jarred forward as he made the abrupt stop. The inertia sent a quarter of the contents on an additional journey. Swinney quickly wiped the rim and base of the cup with a tissue and barreled out of the vehicle toward the front door, a wide briefcase trailing from his right arm like a broken rudder.

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Estate planning Face mortality to guard against a legal quagmire

April 1, 2007

Estate planning can be a real headache, but it is just one more thing that we do in order to protect our spouses and our dependents.

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6 keys to setting gold standard in medical records

April 1, 2007

An audit of these evidence-based decisions is essential to consistently practice and deliver quality medical care.

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Working well with working capital helps practices succeed

April 1, 2007

To many veterinarians, working capital is simply the cash they have on hand to pay their bills. Others may understand that it also includes such assets as accounts receivable and inventory.

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Office labor costs are increasing: Pass them on

April 1, 2007

The mean hourly wages of veterinary technicians and assistants were recently reported to be $12.90 and $9.90, respectively, as of March 2005. That was two years ago, so I would predict those figures will increase by 10 percent – to $14.14 and $10.90 – by the time you read this.

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Success in cutting waste, boosting profit starts at top

April 1, 2007

Current trends toward bigger veterinary practices — with more people using supplies, technology and equipment — and more part-time practitioners who don't have the concerns and pressures of ownership lead inevitably to decreasing profitability and higher debt.

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