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Can this veterinary practice be saved?

A few months ago, this husband-and-wife practice owner team was at a crossroads. Not sure whether to persevere or give up on their recently purchased veterinary practice—and completely out of ideas—they called Veterinary Economics for help. This is their story.
Feb 1, 2012

A few months ago, this husband-and-wife practice owner team was at a crossroads. Not sure whether to persevere or give up on their recently purchased veterinary practice—and completely out of ideas—they called Veterinary Economics for help. This is their story.

5 questions to help you choose your veterinary practice model

Need some direction? Dr. Scott Griffith shares his insights.
Oct 1, 2011

Need some direction? Dr. Scott Griffith shares his insights.

Back to the bayou: Doctor starts veterinary practice in New Orleans' French Quarter

This burned-out doctor found the pulse of his new practice in the heart of his hometown.
Oct 1, 2011

This burned-out doctor found the pulse of his new practice in the heart of his hometown.

Keeping it all in the veterinarian's family

Dr. Griffith hired his son as his practice manager, and it's one of the best choices he made during the launch of his new clinic.
Oct 1, 2011

Dr. Griffith hired his son as his practice manager, and it's one of the best choices he made during the launch of his new clinic.

End-of-life issues: How to answer the "What would you do?" question

Sometimes clients need a few words of advice. Here's how to respond when they ask for your personal opinion.
Jun 22, 2011

Sometimes clients need a few words of advice. Here's how to respond when they ask for your personal opinion.

Communicating with equine clients about West Nile virus

Mobile practitioners, follow these tips to handle horse-health conversations on the go.
Jun 1, 2011

Mobile practitioners, follow these tips to handle horse-health conversations on the go.

Case studies: Make sure new equipment earns its keep

Your relationship with a piece of equipment should outlast the warranty. These experts share their success stories about making good buys.
Sep 1, 2009

Veterinarians share their financial success stories with ultrasound machines, dental digital radiography units, and surgical and therapy lasers.

Extreme makeover: parasite edition

Approximately 14 percent of people in the United States are infected with roundworms contracted from dogs and cats, according to the CDC. Don't let these be your clients. Use these tips to remodel a flimsy parasite prevention program—and protect pets.
May 1, 2009

Remodel your parasite prevention program to help pets and people.

Pearly white profits

Consider these tips from veterinarians who use dentistry to hold on to profits even as demand for other services declines.
Feb 1, 2009

Tips from doctors who offer dentistry as demand for other services declines.

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