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Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Pinning down percentages

June 1, 2006

Q. I'm the medical director of a newly formed emergency clinic, and the board is looking for a formula for my pay. What percentage of production would you recommend?

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Sweeten the deal

June 1, 2006

Make sure your benefits stack up well against the other options team members could find in your area—and give employees more reasons to stick around.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Show bad clients the door

May 1, 2006

Difficult clients do your practice more harm than good by damaging team morale and causing conflict. Figure out who they are, and let them go.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Credit for dental prophys

May 1, 2006

When our owner's out of the building and the technicians perform dentals, does our part-time associate receive credit even if the owner scheduled it and already performed a physical exam?

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Sample client termination letter

May 1, 2006

Customize this sample Word document to terminate a doctor-client relationship politely and professionally.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Stop asking your clients to make medical decisions

April 1, 2006

Your clients didn't go to veterinary school. You did. So why ask your clients, who have no training or expertise, to make medical decisions about the care of their pets?

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Keeping count of consumables

April 1, 2006

How should we control our consumables, such as bandage and suture materials and other hospital supplies that we use but seldom charge for?

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Student loan relief

April 1, 2006

Our associate has more than $80,000 in school debt. She receives a fair salary, but I would like to help her more. Any ideas?

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Part-time doctor pay

March 1, 2006

How should I pay part-time veterinarians and gauge their benefits?

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