VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Apr 1, 2009 - Veterinary Economics
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Apr 1, 2009
Cover Story
Stay dry in the financial storm
By Brendan Howard, Business and Team Channel Director
Feeling pelted by the recession? From your fellow owners, associates, and practice managers, here are 17 ideas for making the best of the downturn.
Checking in
'Profit' is not a dirty word—or is it?
By Kristi Reimer, Editor
You can't run a practice without money. But it's not what you're all about, either.
Practice Management Q&A
Q&A: Becoming Dr. Dad
I'm going to be a father soon. How can I make time to be with my child without sacrificing my duties as a doctor?
Q&A: Winning the war on bugs
How can I convince clients to purchase parasite products from our practice?
Practice Tips
Walk-in vaccine clinic
A walk-in vaccination clinic on even-numbered wednesdays helps this practice battle a bad economy and serve patients.
Educate clients about overweight pets
Share food and exercise tips on the Web and in newsletters.
Overcoming public speaking fears
By Bob Levoy
It can be intimidating, but public speaking makes you more a more visible and successful veterinarian.
Beef up clinic brainstorming
Motivate your veterinary team to generate new ideas.
Congratulations for a job well done
Give team members a pat on the back for a job well done with "green sheets."
Growth Center
How a mouse can fill the house
Companies with Web site templates and directories help veterinarians pack in new clients.
Legal Ease
Break rooms give your team a place to sit
An employee break room serves multiple functions and eliminates staff-training headaches.
Managing Smart
The next wave of veterinarians
By Mark Opperman, CVPM
Learn what the new generation thinks of the challenges that await them.
Equine Solutions
Shelter from the economic storm
By Tracey O'Driscoll-Packer
You can't control the bad economic news, but you can lift your employees' spirits with a heartfelt focus on team morale.
Hot Button
We are always on call
By Kirsten Marek, DVM
We should represent our profession at all times—even when we're off duty.
Hospital Design
All in the family
By Steve Bennaka, Content Specialist
The interior design choices are stunning and team members have plenty of room to breathe. But it's a team-first attitude that gives Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., it's true identity.

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