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Articles by Mark Opperman, CVPM

Veterinary practice dreams bigger than your wallet?

Tread carefully when someone offers you a loan. Make sure you can comfortably afford it before you sign.
Apr 1, 2013

Tread carefully when someone offers you a loan. Make sure you can comfortably afford it before you sign.

5 ways to welcome new veterinary team members

The best greeting you can extend is a thorough training and orientation program. The more time you spend on these crucial introductory steps, the more likely your new hire is to stick around—and flourish.
May 1, 2012

The best greeting you can extend is a thorough training and orientation program. The more time you spend on these crucial introductory steps, the more likely your new hire is to stick around—and flourish.

ProSal total compensation statement: An interactive worksheet

This handy interactive worksheet lists possible costs associated with employing an associate doctor. The resulting number is the associate's total compensation rate, which shouldn't exceed 25 percent. If it does, you're paying the associate out of your pocket and reducing your return on investment.
Dec 7, 2011

This handy interactive worksheet lists possible costs associated with employing an associate doctor. The resulting number is the associate's total compensation rate, which shouldn't exceed 25 percent. If it does, you're paying the associate out of your pocket and reducing your return on investment.

Make equine practice ownership pay

The Four Tier compensation formula accounts for equine veterinary partners' unique contributions to the practice.
Nov 15, 2011

The Four Tier compensation formula accounts for equine veterinary partners' unique contributions to the practice.

5 ways to make your veterinary practice's door swing

The slower economy may have offered an unplanned vacation for your front entrance. Use these tips to get clients back on your appointment schedule—and into your hospital.
Oct 1, 2011

The slower economy may have offered an unplanned vacation for your front entrance. Use these tips to get clients back on your appointment schedule—and into your hospital.

Need to cut expenses? Here's where to look first

Sep 15, 2011

Analyze these key areas of your practice finances and identify potential savings.

Pre-employment screening protects your practice and your clients

Don't put your veterinary practice at risk. Find out about job applicants before they turn into team members.
Mar 1, 2011

Don't put your veterinary practice at risk. Find out about job applicants before they turn into team members.

Q&A: Set goals and your veterinary team will score

Q. Our staff members seem lost and unmotivated. How can I get them back on track?
Mar 1, 2011

Q. Our staff members seem lost and unmotivated. How can I get them back on track?

Videos: Associate fears about veterinary practice ownership

Three Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board members share their thoughts on why associates fear to buy and how practice owners can help change that.
Jan 14, 2011

Three Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board members share their thoughts on why associates fear to buy and how practice owners can help change that.

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