VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Feb 1, 2009 - Veterinary Economics
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Feb 1, 2009
Cover Story
Pearly white profits
By Portia Stewart
Tips from doctors who offer dentistry as demand for other services declines.
Checking in
Facing the sweetness and sorrow of the bond
By Kristi Reimer, Editor
Saying goodbye reminds us of our love for the creatures that share our lives.
Vetcetera
Lizards flex their muscles to communicate
Some lizards will do push-ups to communicate with other lizards, according to a study by researchers who visited a rain forest in Puerto Rico.
Save for the short term
You'll put more money in the bank by focusing on immediate goals than by saving for the future, according to a recent consumer study.
Practice Management Q&A
Q&A: Find your dream associate
Our practice is in the process of hiring our first associate. What should we look for in a candidate?
Q&A: Make your practice desirable to applicants
How can we attract high-quality applicants to apply for vacant positions at our practice?
Q&A: Ease the doctor-staff tension
I'm a new associate, and one of the receptionists hates me. How do I get along with her?
Practice Tips
Watch for these important tax changes in 2009
With a new year and a new president, these are the changes to tax limits to watch out for in 2009.
Point out parasites to your clients
Improve client compliance with these hooks.
Find misplaced items in your practice
Creating a reward system can help cut down on lost or misplaced items.
Increase your testing compliance
Encouraging clients to purchase urinalysis, blood work, and fecal analysis can increase their pet's health and increase your practice's revenue.
Test your knowledge of employee motivation strategies
By Bob Levoy
Hint: The carrot and the stick work for only so long.
A creative use for digital picture frames
Digital picture frames can be used to educate clients.
Legal Ease
Keeping employee records safe
By Phil Seibert, CVT
Organize and file employees' sensitive personnel documents with these tips.
Growth Center
Offer your clients credit
In a lagging economy, third-party payment plans can be a lifeline for pet owners.
Office Efficiency
Make your practice run like clockwork
By Mark Opperman, CVPM
Does the daily grind cause tasks to fall by the wayside? Follow these tips to put the gears back in motion.
Life Balance
Associate life: Welcome to the circus
By Katherine Bontrager
See how these four associates walk the work tightrope while juggling personal lives and kids.
Personnel Solutions
All hands, eyes, and ears on deck
By Denise Tumblin, CPA , Helen Hoekstra
Here's how to make your CE sessions effective for different learning styles.
Building the Bond
The last act
By Melody Heath, DVM
I rescued my dachshund Toby 15 years ago. Would I have the strength to say goodbye today?
Hospital Design
Inside the fishbowl
By Sarah Moser
An open facility is more than a building design; it's a way of life at California Veterinary Specialists in Carlsbad, Calif. The doctors at this practice share space and cases in a convenient, free-flowing facility.
Equine Solutions
Make your equine practice eco-friendly
By Sarah Moser
Going green doesn't have to cost a lot. Here are 7 small—and 4 big—ways to go green without spending a lot of green.
Hot Button
Living with the alien associates
By Craig Woloshyn, DVM
This next generation of doctors isn't like us. And that's a good thing.

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