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The winds of change

September 1, 2005

For the 30 years I've been a veterinarian, I've heard we don't have too few doctors; we have too many veterinary hospitals," says Dr. Dennis Cloud, owner of Cloud Veterinary Center in St. Louis, Mo., and a Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board member. While dramatic change is never an overnight event, the winds are blowing; Dr. Cloud's sentiments echo those of many in the veterinary profession, spurring the question: What practice models will define the future of the profession?

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When helping others hurts you

August 1, 2005

Nearly 30 percent of practitioners are at risk for compassion fatigue. Would you recognize the symptoms and know what to do?

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Forever indebted: Graduates struggle with loans

August 1, 2005

Increased educational costs have new graduates struggling with more debt than ever before. Yet most feel confident they can carry the weight.

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How long do clients spend waiting?

August 1, 2005

Data shows that if your clients arrive during a busy time, their average wait for check-in and check-out can hit 21 to 29 minutes during a 42- to 49-minute visit. That's almost half their time at the practice.

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Looking forward to a prosperous year

August 1, 2005

As owners spend oodles on pets, you're seeing more business. And you're managing your practice better than ever before. Is there a downside?

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Tallying up your team members

August 1, 2005

Clearly, more team members work in veterinary practice than doctors. But how many are there exactly?

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Pet spending in America and abroad

August 1, 2005

Fifty-three percent of respondents to the AAHA 2004 Pet Owner Survey say they're spending more today on pet products and services than they did three years ago. However, the overall increase in pet spending is less than in recent years.

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