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Articles by Gerald Snyder, VMD

Change is not an option

Jun 1, 2006

Does it seem that no matter how hard you work, you just can't seem to get ahead?

Focus on your 'A' clients in sluggish economy

Review your fee schedule to balance increased business costs
May 1, 2006

Not using demographically determined fees eventually leads to mediocrity or worse.

Ignorance of true costs doesn't make profits bliss

Apr 1, 2006

Veterinarians are paid by leftovers; that is any money left over after all other obligations have been satisfied.

Are you taking readings from the complaint barometer?

Feb 1, 2006

Just ask a client which part of the anesthetic monitoring or pain relieving medications you should leave out to save them money at the expense of their pet's health.

Practice for Profit: Staff Shortages pose real threat

Jan 1, 2006

Practices whose staff are so well treated that they feel like family may be harder to compete with.

Philosophical battles can compromise care

Nov 1, 2005

Clashing practitioners who stay together too long compromise toward a central level of mediocrity.

Is future retirement controlled by guilt today?

Cost will never stabilize, so charge accordingly
Oct 1, 2005

Practitioners charge too little because they cannot keep up with the literature.

Practice for Profit "Fees, make them fair for DVM and pet owner"

Ensure success by planning profit into the equation
Sep 1, 2005

Being in your own business is working 80 hours a week so that you can avoid working 40 hours a week for someone else.

Practice for Profit: Unions: A timely wake-up call

Productive practices require respect
Aug 1, 2005

It is long past time to modify our practices to fit the times and increase the quality of relations between veterinarians and their indispensable support staff. Why are we so quick to remodel our hospitals, run to buy ultrasound or digital X-ray equipment yet so slow to invest in our staff?

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