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FIRSTLINE, Aug 1, 2012
Money Matters
Do more, earn more
Ready for a raise? Consider these six surefire steps to increase your value to your veterinary practice.
Professional Growth
Dress for success
While you're not what you wear, wearing the right clothes may make the difference in achieving career success and veterinary client compliance. Use your appearance to demonstrate you're a trustworthy source to help educate pet owners.
Get a life that works
Sometimes life happens, and other times you can take charge—if you know what to do. Consider these tips to help make your life and your work in veterinary practice work together.
Communication Strategies
Get a jump on office bullies
Whether you're dodging their bark or their bite, there are many ways to beat a bully in veterinary practice. Consider these facts and advice from experts to handle conflicts with bosses and co-workers.
Industry issues
How many pets is too many?
In an animal-loving culture, it can be difficult to know when to say when. While the right number of pets varies from person to person in veterinary practice, how do you know when you've had enough?
A closer look at nonprofits
Spay and neuter clinics exist in many veterinary practices' backyards. Here's a look at the services they offer—and what it means for your practice.
Cover story
Help clients plan for care
Just as prevention is key to heading off serious medical problems, early attention and planning for the cost of pet care can help keep veterinary clients' wallets healthier.
Team Training
Step up your software
Work smarter, not harder, with these tips and tricks to kick it up a notch with your veterinary practice management software.
Diagnose your diagnostics
Get up-to-date on the diagnostics your veterinary practice offers—and help educate pet owners about the services that can help their pets live longer, healthier lives.
Patient care
Put parasites in their place
Keep the creepy crawlies off furred friends—and their people—with these veterinary tips for education and effective prevention.
Teach pet owners to care for old pets
Evidence suggests pet owners don't always recognize when their pets reach their senior years. Here's how veterinary professionals can help.

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