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How new tax law aims to stimulate business

May 1, 2008

Limit on write-offs for equipment outlays raised, bonus depreciation for ’08 purchases added

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Slide show can help strengthen client ties

May 1, 2008

Merrimack, N.H. — A music slide show can be a unique and impressive marketing tool for a veterinary practice.

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DVMs advised: Prepare for media questions on fees

May 1, 2008

Los Angeles — A television station investigative reporter used a hidden-camera approach to raise questions about the legitimacy of diagnoses and fees at several veterinary practices in the Los Angeles area.

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Getting the message across

May 1, 2008

Veterinary graduates acquire many diagnostic and therapeutic skills during four or more years of study and are eager to apply their new knowledge to the diagnosis and treatment of complicated diseases like diabetes, hyperadrenocorticism, congestive heart failure and other medical or surgical challenges.

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Summer volunteers raise legal, insurance and pay issues

May 1, 2008

I remember the summer days of my youth. My dad's veterinary practice, within walking distance of the local high school, was always fully staffed with local adolescents who just loved to be around animals. True, they didn't know anything about animal restraint or when to use gloves or pretty much anything else, but they were eager and willing and looking for a chance to get some experience with a veterinarian.

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Lessons on listening

May 1, 2008

"For everything there is an appointed time. ... A time to listen and a time to speak."

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The IRS: It's more flexible than you may think

April 1, 2008

Today, with the 2007 tax year ended for most veterinarians, all that can be done before the filing deadline is to make the most of existing tax rules — all the while keeping an eye on the practice's potential tax bill for 2008.

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Firing employees on workers' comp can present challenges

April 1, 2008

They say that most things in life swing like a pendulum from extreme to extreme. We know the business economy follows a boom-and-bust cycle that is mitigated only marginally through government intervention. Also, the political inclinations of society vacillate between conservative and liberal thought and from intolerance to excessive political correctness.

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Providing client convenience: It's no small matter

April 1, 2008

Dr. James Brooks turned over in bed and looked at the clock. It was 8:05 a.m. He was a little late but thought he could make it to the clinic on time. He quickly headed to the bathroom to wash up and brush his teeth. He looked in the mirror — same face, different day. He laughed nervously because it really wasn't the same face. It was a suddenly aging facade marred by the daily stress of being a solo practitioner in a changing veterinary world. He had never married. His apartment usually was a mess — cleaned only when circumstances dictated.

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