VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Nov 1, 2008 - Veterinary Economics
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Nov 1, 2008
Cover Story
How to make your associates hate you
By Mark Opperman, CVPM
Watch how you treat your associates—you may be grooming them to resent you.
Checking in
Pets are bright spots in dark times
By Kristi Reimer, Editor
Times are tough, but clients still depend on the services of their veterinarian.
Vetcetera
Fighting smelly streets with DNA
An Israeli city is using a DNA database to match feces left in the street to dogs and their owners.
Changing behavior can hurt your image
When trying to make a positive impression, people often behave in ways that contradict gender stereotypes.
Practice Management Q&A
Q&A: Practice design on a dime
Sprucing up your practice's exterior is easier and cheaper than you might think.
Q&A: Talking to clients about pet weight loss
It takes a compassionate approach to get clients to comply with diet and exercise recommendations.
Q&A: How to keep employees busy
Use this technique to find ways to fill hours for underworked employees.
Practice Tips
Give gas cards to boost morale
By Bob Levoy
As gas prices stay steep, gas cards are a great way to reward employees.
Buy equipment, says Uncle Sam
By Gary Glassman, CPA
Rather than waiting for depreciation, veterinarians can taka large deductions on equipment now.
Offer dentistry to combat the economy
By Jeff Rothstein, DVM, MBA
Offering dental care is a great way to generate revenue in a tough economy.
Use 'found money' for team outings
Using money not accounted for to fund team outings is a great employee bonding experience.
Legal Ease
Determining a discount factor
There are a number of factors to consider when determining a discount factor for your practice value.
Giving leave time to employees
By Phil Seibert, CVT
Employees must meet a variety of requirements to qualify for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Growth Center
Tests crack canines' DNA codes
DNA tests can generate revenue and lure clients to your practice.
Click & Copy
Help pet owners understand arthritis
Clients often fail to recognize the onset of arthritis in their pets.
Industry Issues
Banks still bullish on veterinarians
By Brendan Howard, Business and Team Channel Director
Though the economy is struggling, veterinary lending is alive and well.
Practice Growth
7 winning ways to meet financial goals
By Denise Tumblin, CPA
Develop a game plan to meet your financial goals.
Can your practice pull an all-nighter?
By Jim Clark, DVM
Practice owners must consider a variety of factors before offering 24-hour care.
Hospital Design
Nice curves
By Sarah Moser
Dr. Keith Hilinski sought an upscale look when designing his 6,500-square-foot facility.
Hot Button
The lost art of the physical exam
By Jeff Werber, DVM
Many veterinarians fail to perform full physical exams, instead jumping into quick diagnostics.
Equine Solutions
Harness your inventory
By Gary Glassman, CPA
Carrying too much inventory can hurt your practice's bottom line.

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