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Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

It's OK to give it away

June 1, 2008

Publicly document all those freebies.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Rethink respirators

May 7, 2008

Should our pregnant associate use a respirator during surgeries to avoid inhaling anesthetic gases?

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

7 strategies for finding and keeping great associates

May 1, 2008

Good associates are rarer than hen's teeth, so how do you attract them to your cozy practice and keep them?

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

To be the boss or not?

March 1, 2008

Will the pressures of being a boss be balanced out by the joys of self-determination? Will you mind longer hours if you know you'll hold on to the financial rewards? These are the questions that can cause an eager associate to wake up late at night in a cold sweat.

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Medical error and liability: A changing legal landscape

February 1, 2008

The commission of errors is an unavoidable part of human existence. While errors might be as benign as misplacing car keys, their existence in the medical arena might be disastrous, causing injury or death.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Starting an associate on ProSal

January 1, 2008

Q. My associate earns 22.5 percent of her total production. Of that, about 17 percent is wages and the remainder is fringe benefits. She also receives a bonus. How can I switch her to ProSal without giving away the farm?

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When the owner's not buying new equipment

December 1, 2007

The practice owner at the hospital where I'm an associate won't invest in a new piece of equipment that I think we really need. How can I convince her to buy?

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Teaching an old boss new tricks

December 1, 2007

Introducing new drugs or procedures into your practice can be frustrating if you're an associate—and it can be especially tough if you're a recent graduate. Here are a few tips I've learned through experience.

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Compensation at a walk-in clinic

December 1, 2007

I work at a walk-in clinic. Some clients ask for me, but if it's a 40-minute wait, they'll see another doctor. My boss wants to pay me a percentage of my production. Is this fair at a walk-in clinic?

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