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Yearly production

Oct 1, 2005

How do you determine expected yearly production for veterinarians? How should it change based on years of experience?

The 10 most common hiring mistakes

Take these steps, and find that new person who fits with your team perfectly.
Jun 1, 2005

Take these steps, and find that new person who fits with your team perfectly.

Zeroing in on your goals

Feel like you're going round and round and getting nowhere? Use this planning exercise to plot a course that heads straight for your dreams
Mar 1, 2005

Work better with goal planning.

Goal planning form

Mar 1, 2005

This goal planning form helps you think through the steps you'll take to achieve your objective and spot potential obstacles. (PDF)

Wake up to the realities of Internet pharmacies

They're here to stay. And the sites that target consumers are making heavy-duty media buys. Are you often doing enough to explain why clients should buy medications from you?
Feb 1, 2005

They're here to stay. And the sites that target consumers are making heavy-duty media buys. Are you often doing enough to explain why clients should buy medications from you?

Focus on associates: What are you worth?

Follow this step-by-step guide to figure your current value to your practice. Then adopt four key strategies to make sure you're worth your weight in gold.
Dec 1, 2004

Follow this step-by-step guide to figure your current value to your practice. Then adopt four key strategies to make sure you're worth your weight in gold.

Is your practice a great place to work?

Some practices hang on to great team members for years-and have a line of people who want the job when someone leaves. Here's how to become this type of "first-choice" employer.
Nov 1, 2004

Your staff members devote a third of their waking lives to your practice. Working at your practice isn't just a job for you--don't let it become just a job for them. Share your vision for the practice and then give them the support and tools they need to make your vision a reality.

Learn a trick from the big guys

Nov 1, 2004

Of course, companies of every size are striving to attract and retain great people. Could you adapt any strategies from these giants in the realm of great employers?

10 steps to a smoother running practice

No matter who's handling management duties for your practice, knowing and applying these strategies is a must.
Oct 1, 2004

Recently, a veterinarian in the process of hiring a new practice manager asked me "What are the 10 things a practice manager needs to know to be effective?" What a great question! It took a little thinking to narrow the "must-know" list to just 10 items. But whether you're an owner-veterinarian, a practice manager, or the owner's managing spouse, I think you need to apply these strategies to manage the practice effectively.

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