VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Jul 1, 2008 - Veterinary Economics
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Jul 1, 2008
Cover Story
Get a clue: Associate compensation
By Denise Tumblin, CPA
Owners and associates want to know the truth, but often each side is mired in mystery.
Checking in
Dealing with disruption
By Kristi Reimer, Editor
When the dust clears around this place, maybe I'll find my trash can—and a new sense of perspective.
Vetcetera
Veterinarian trains puppies with the help of teens
By Brendan Howard, Business and Team Channel Director
This veterinarian gathers teens to train puppies at the shelter.
Practice Management Q&A
Dental disinterest of new associates
Q. It seems like recent veterinary school graduates aren't interested in dentistry. Why this lack of interest among my associates, and how do I overcome it?
Figuring out fair ProSal compensation
By Mark Opperman, CVPM
Q. I've been at my first job for just over a year. I earn a base salary plus production and benefits. What percentage of my revenue is fair compensation?
Practice Tips
Turn those frowns upside-down
By Bob Levoy
Believe it or not, complaints can bond pet owners to your practice—if you handle them effectively.
Valuable veterinary resources on the Web
By Jeff Rothstein, DVM, MBA
Surf the Web for valuable resources to help you do your job better.
Legal Ease
Nailing down a noncompete
What time frame is valid for a noncompete clause in an associate's contract? What distance from my practice do I use as a boundary?
Leftovers and lab samples
By Phil Seibert, CVT
A veterinary break room is no place for urine samples and chemicals.
Growth Center
How to ease cat pain. Bonus: It pays.
By Brendan Howard, Business and Team Channel Director
Help cat owners provide a pain-free existence for their feline friends.
Click & Copy
6 profit-earning purchases for new and established clinics
By Kerry Hillard Johnson
As you build, consider making these six profit-earning purchases.
Talking Points
Associates: Use these 7 mantras to fit in at any hospital
By Craig Woloshyn, DVM
I will be efficient. I will get along with my staff. I will read and study these mantras.
Life Balance
Q&A: So ... you want to be a relief doctor?
By Brenda Santana, DVM
Answers to questions about what it takes to become a locum tenens veterinarian.
Building the Bond
An old dog's last stand
By Ruth Barthel, DVM
Love for a feeble, weathered Labrador came quickly for this veterinarian.
Hospital Design
Outside the box
By Sarah Moser
By going equine-centric, Woodford Equine Hospital in Versailles, Ky., moves into the 21st century—and creates a first-rate facility.
Hot Button
General practitioners vs. emergency doctors
By Jim Clark, DVM
Appreciate what makes general and emergency veterinarians different.
Equine Solutions
Implement your equine practice mission statement
By Tracey O'Driscoll-Packer
You've written your masterpiece—your equine practice's mission statement. So now what do you do with it?

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