VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Nov 1, 2007 - Veterinary Economics
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Nov 1, 2007
Cover Story
Fatten up your revenue
By Kristi Reimer, Editor
Team retention, good medical recommendations, and consistency will help your practice to beef up income.
Hospital Design
New hospital reuses, recycles from the old
By Amanda Bertholf
Temporary space, recycled materials, and the passing away of a family member: How one family pulled through and triumphed with their Hospital Design Merit Award winner.
Vetcetera
Are you a self-disclosing doctor?
Are your personal stories getting in the way of good medicine?
Manual for mutt manners
There's an entire chapter on veterinary hospital etiquette in The Miss Fido Manners Complete Book of Dog Etiquette by Charlotte Reed.
Popular pet names
Max is the most popular name for cats and dogs. What about the other 18?
Growth Center
Lab work for the elderly
Regular diagnostic testing for senior dogs and cats is plenty profitable, says Dr. Thomas Burns, owner of Veterinary Associates of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth, Mass.
Semen on ice
The world's weirdest ice-skating extravaganza? No. It's canine reproductive work, a profit center for Dr. Patrick Grogan at VCA Woodland East Animal Hospital in Tulsa, Okla.
Checking in
Honoring our mission
By Marnette Denell Falley
Every day, my team here hunts for the information you need to achieve your goals in practice. That's our goal. Our mission.
Practice Management Q&A
Taking stock of stocks
I'm interested in investing. What stocks should I buy?
Accounting for acupuncture
How much do I pay a part-time associate who's certified in acupuncture?
Equine Solutions
Stay safe in ambulatory equine practice
By Brendan Howard, Business and Team Channel Director
Danger lurks at every turn in equine practice. Here's how to stay safe.
Associate Management
Get it in writing
By Mark Opperman, CVPM
I'm an expert witness for a practice owner who is being sued by two former associate doctors. What caused this litigation? Poor communication and a contract written on a napkin.
Hot Button
We need to hospitalize more often
By Ronald Stone, DVM
Ask yourself if you're truly confident the case will proceed well under home care.
Legal Ease
It's about duties, not dollars
By Phil Seibert, CVT
Can I pay a practice manager salary and not pay her overtime, even though she handles technician and receptionist duties?
When pets are here but nobody's home
By Karl Salzsieder, DVM, JD
Clients need to know if stable hospitalized patients will be unattended at night.
Ownership Issues
Total compensation statement
By Mark Opperman, CVPM
Use this Excel spreadsheet to show associates and team members how much you spend to employ them.
The new generation of low-value practices
By Karen E. Felsted, DVM, CPA, CVPM, MS
Owners, make sure buyers purchase your practices at a good price.
Industry Issues
The new era of corporate practice
By Brendan Howard, Business and Team Channel Director
Learn why private investors and corporate buyers think veterinary medicine is a golden opportunity—and how you can get your share.
New corporate practice player: BrightHeart Veterinary Centers
By Brendan Howard, Business and Team Channel Director
Learn more about this specialty and emergency hospital group.
Practice Tips
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la ... BARF!
Remind clients of these potentially hazardous holiday items around the house.
Keep pets safe this holiday season
Print out this PDF and give it to clients to educate them about common household items that can make cats and dogs sick when ingested.
'Tis the time to buy equipment
If you've been thinking about making a capital equipment purchase, consider doing it before the end of the year to receive the tax benefits next year.
Make your practice ETDBW
By Bob Levoy
Is your practice easy to do business with? How can you achieve this goal? Here are some ideas.

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