VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Aug 1, 2009 - Veterinary Economics
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Aug 1, 2009
Checking in
A peek at the making of the State of the Industry Report
By Kristi Reimer, Editor
Producing this yearly report is a colossal group effort.
Personnel Solutions
Hiring a practice manager is profitable
Find out how many practices have practice managers and how much those practices earn.
Veterinary practices offer these benefits to team members
A list of veterinary team member benefits by percentage of practices
How to offer veterinary team members the benefits they want
By Sheila Grosdidier, RVT
Ask team members what they want, compare local wages, and consider offering more time off
Personal Finance
Case study: I'm drowning in debt
Our expert shows a young veterinarian how to spend smarter and chip away at her debt.
Technology
Keeping tabs on technology: How equipment can pay off
You may be set in your ways, but here's the bottom line: It's time to join your computer-savvy colleagues.
Practice Finances
Practice owners cut back on raises during this recession
Many team members aren't getting raises this year.
Where the jobs are: Who's hiring, who's firing
Hiring numbers are down from last year. What does this mean for your practice? Here's a look at how many practices are hiring and what positions they're looking for.
A hiring hiatus: What you should expect
Veterinary practices are hiring less this year, and owners may just have to wait out the recession.
Examining struggling practices: How the recession has affected these real-life practices
These days, some practice owners feel more like peasants than aristocrats. Here's a comparison of how two real-life veterinarians are dealing with the recession.
Industry Issues
Veterinarians and veterinary clients are hurting in this economy
As we all wonder when the recession will end, you and your clients say you're feeling the hit.
Veterinarians worry about pet abandonment and find ways to help
Our survey found that many of you are worried about pet abandonment, but you're finding ways to reach out in your communities to help.
Managing Smart
Marketing mania: Attract the clients you want
Without a marketing plan, your practice is missing opportunities to attract new clients and retain current ones. Here's a look at how practices across the country are building their brand.
Personal Growth
Veterinarians' pets may not receive top-level care
We know the truth. You don't comply with your hospital's standards of care when it comes to your own pets. See the surprising data and explore why it might just be human nature.
Cover story
Veterinarians offer alternative payment methods to cash-strapped clients
Some of your clients are struggling financially. Here's what you should and shouldn't be doing to help them pay for pet healthcare.
Hospital Design
From blueprints to buildings: What the average veterinary facility looks like
You know how much your facility cost to build, but what about other practices? Here's an inside look at clinics across the country.
The Back Page
Discover the demogaphics of today's veterinarian
Gender, age, kids, years in practice, and more on today's veterinarian and Veterinary Economics reader.

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