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What do I feed my cat?

May 1, 2007

"I was alarmed. And I was nowhere near home. 'Don't die!' I yelled as I stepped on the gas."

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Revisiting corporate practice

April 1, 2007

In 1994, Veterinary Economics ran a cover article featuring Dr. Scott Campbell with the headline "Who Is Dr. Scott Campbell and Why Is He Bringing Full-Service Veterinary Care to PetSmart?" Today, doomsday prophesies that independent practitioners worried about back then seem to have fallen short. ...

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Out of the comfort zone

March 1, 2007

We get into deeply seated patterns of thinking and acting, and at some point we lose sight of other possibilities and opportunities.

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What's a good receptionist worth?

February 1, 2007

It's cheaper in the end to pay for great skills, attitude, and experience.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Pep talks done right

January 1, 2007

So, I recently had something of a rough patch at work. We lost two members of our five-person editorial team in one month ... can you empathize?

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

More love and more loss

December 1, 2006

When my 8-year-old daughter talks about the losses in her life, she consistently lists them in chronological order. And the first nine are all pets.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Is your manager trapped?

November 1, 2006

It's uncomfortable for managers to be wedged in between you docs, who want things done your way -- the right way -- and a team that thinks the manager should have the influence and authority to rein you in. Here are some ways you get your manager tied in knots:

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Welcome to my Web

October 1, 2006

Just think of me as a big, black spider, plotting and planning ways to get you to my sticky Web site. In this scenario, you're the juicy fly, I'm afraid. But when you get to vetecon.com I hope you'll be happy as a clam. (This is where my metaphor falls apart, in case you didn't notice.)

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No time for hand holding?

September 1, 2006

OK, let's say you've been reading all our earnest articles about personnel management, and you've decided our recommendations boil down to this: Let your team suck every bit of energy from your body and then relish in the final freedom as your dusty molecules fly to the ends of the earth on the hot wind. That's not what we mean. Really.

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