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FIRSTLINE, Aug 1, 2013
Efficiency Rules
Sample veterinary appointment schedule
By Pam Weakley
Use this sample appointment schedule to plan for emergencies and same-day appointments.
Schedule tight, right in veterinary practice
A rigid schedule can leave no time to compensate when you're trying to explain a tricky chronic medical issue, such as renal disease. A loose schedule wastes valuable resources. So how do you get it spot on?
Communication Strategies
Get "in" with introverts and extroverts
Whether you're fueled by quiet or craziness, you can leverage your personality and skills in veterinary practice.
Kick team conflict in your veterinary practice
Find out common sources of angst and learn strategies to kick conflict to the curb at your practice.
Money Matters
Payday too far away at your veterinary practice?
Survey answers show many of you are feeling squeezed by the economy. Here's help.
Q&A: Veterinary pay freezes
By Kyle Palmer, CVT
Q: Why are some veterinary practices freezing wages or failing to offer raises?
Sample script: Asking your veterinary practice owner to open the books
Use this advice on how to talk about the practice's finances with your boss.
5 reasons veterinary team members haven't gotten a raise yet
If you're waiting for your raise still, remember that many practice owners are also waiting eagerly to offer you one. Marianne Mallonee, CVPM, encourages you to offer the benefit of the doubt to practice owners who may be playing financial catch-up and consider these reasons for the delay:
Team Training
Help ease pets' pain
Is your practice up-to-date on the latest pain control protocols? Use these steps to stay in the know.
Team Builder
Dealing with disabilities
Whether you suffer from a disability or you're trying to make your practice friendlier for disabled clients and team members, consider this advice.
By the Numbers
What do you love most about your veterinary job?
Check out the reasons your colleagues gave for why they love their careers in veterinary medicine.
Professional Growth
The importance of being earnest with veterinary team members
By Christine Shupe
Help team members understand profits, threats and change.
Change makes room for growth
Do you embrace changes and new services?or flee from them? Take a look at the possible changes in store for your practice.

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