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Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Use your voicemail

November 1, 2006

Five pluses to to using your voicemail to get the right messages to the right people in a timely manner.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Mobile compensation

October 1, 2006

How much should I compensate a mobile veterinarian who wants to perform surgeries and dentals at my clinic? She'd conduct the procedures but use my clinic's equipment, staff, and drugs for her clientele.

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Ready set grow!

October 1, 2006

You're stoked about offering your clients new services and products. But your team's response is underwhelming. Here's how to get started and get your team onboard.

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Wanted: Able associate, must love dogs

September 1, 2006

It's tougher than ever to get a strong new associate. But these strategies can help your practice stand out.

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Sticky salary situation

September 1, 2006

I've been with the same clinic for seven years. There's a lot of turnover, and my boss hires new graduates. Depending on my day, I'm stuck playing teacher with up to three new veterinarians. My boss isn't around much and says I'm not pulling my weight given what I'm being paid. How can I explain the situation to him?

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Production deductions

July 1, 2006

We currently subtract the cost of inventory from our doctors' production. Do you recommend this? Also, should we subtract payroll taxes?

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When to go out on a limb

July 1, 2006

You don't have to avoid accounts receivable altogether—just be smart about when to offer credit and who you offer it to.

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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.

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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?

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