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Conduct a community survey for your veterinary practice

A community survey helps you gather fees on price-sensitive services. It also illustrates how important it is for a practice to handle incoming calls appropriately. Here's one way to conduct this exercise.
Jan 1, 2011

A survey helps you gather fees on price-sensitive services and illustrates how important it is for you to handle incoming calls appropriately.

How to compete with spay-neuter clinics

Low-cost clinics provide the bare minimum. Start showing—and telling—your clients and community that your high-quality care is the well-balanced meal pets need.
Jan 1, 2011

Low-cost clinics provide the bare minimum. Start showing—and telling—your clients and community that your practice's high-quality veterinary care is the well-balanced meal pets need.

7 easy steps to a better veterinary practice

The end of the year is a perfect time to consider improvements in your hospital. Use these tips to create the leaner, healthier, happier practice you've been dreaming of.
Dec 1, 2010

The end of the year is a perfect time to consider improvements in your veterinary hospital. Use these tips to create the leaner, healthier, happier practice you've been dreaming of.

Planning for future retirement and the sale of your veterinary practice

You're ready to hand over the practice you've nurtured throughout your veterinary career. Use these tips to help you line up the right successor, the right time frame, and the right price.
Nov 17, 2010

You're ready to hand over the practice you've nurtured throughout your veterinary career. Use these tips to help you line up the right successor, the right time frame, and the right price.

Help your team grow

In this season of change, planting the seeds of career growth with a mentoring program may help you reap the rewards: happier associates and team members who embrace your practice.
Oct 1, 2010

In this season of change, plant the seeds of career growth with a mentoring program.

Ready, aim, hire

A targeted approach to hiring will yield better candidates that fit your existing team. Before you place your next ad, consider this advice to focus your efforts.
Sep 1, 2010

Targeted hiring yields better candidates that fit your existing team.

What's fair compensation?

Keep employees happy and engaged with competitive compensation and benefits.
Jan 1, 2010

Keep employees happy and engaged with competitive compensation and benefits.

Converting to electronic records

Dec 1, 2009

How one practice followed a conversion plan to the promised land.

Find your way: Develop a strategic plan for 2010

Plot your route for 2010 by developing a strategic plan for your practice.
Dec 1, 2009

Plot your route for 2010 by developing a strategic plan for your practice.

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