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Pain management makes good sense and good cents

February 1, 2007

Ease suffering and charge for analgesics and other therapies at the same time.

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Dental Health Month contest winner shares team's secrets

January 1, 2007

To get you ready for the month of teeth, we picked the brain of the grand prize winner in last year's National Pet Dental Health Month Awareness Contest, sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc.

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Puppy tutors generate revenue, happy patients

January 1, 2007

An in-house puppy school won't automatically make you the new Dog Whisperer, but offering training classes can make you money, empower your staff, and create a bond with patients.

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Case study: Investing in overnight care pays off

October 1, 2006

"Clients like to know their pets will be taken care of by doctors they know and trust in an emergency, so having a doctor on staff 24 hours a day just makes sense to us," says Dr. Tom Nelson, co-owner of Animal Medical Center in Anniston, Ala. "Besides, the nearest emergency clinic is 60 miles away."

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Practice saves on high-volume orders

October 1, 2006

The Clocktower Animal Hospital in Herndon, Va., saves nearly $36,000 a year through a buying group.

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Reminders aid all-around compliance

September 1, 2006

Few pets miss their regular test or get behind on their medications at Lost Mountain Animal Hospital in Marietta, Ga. That's because Tiffany Gluckman, a receptionist, sends out reminders to clients to make appointments for procedures, tests, and medications, such as T4 levels and phenobarbital screens every six months, heartworm medication every year, and regular dentals.

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Case study: Tours build the bond

September 1, 2006

Hospital tours attract new clients and cement your bond with existing ones. "We like to take the mystery away," says Dr. Lisa Barlow of Centennial Valley Animal Hospital PC in Louisville, Colo. "We think hospital tours help clients feel better about leaving their pets here."

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Investing in computed radiography

June 1, 2006

Neel Veterinary Hospital in Oklahoma City, a paperless practice, prides itself on using the latest technology. "Adding computed radiography was a natural step in our practice evolution," says co-owner Dr. Tina Neel.

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Staff training program increases heartworm preventive compliance

April 1, 2006

You know how important heartworm preventive is and likely prefer clients buy 12 months worth of preventive at once, so they don't delay when they need more and risk the pet's health. After sending a practice manager to an AAHA pilot program on compliance in 2003, Suburban Animal Clinic in Columbus, Ohio, implemented a few changes to increase 12-month heartworm preventive compliance.

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