VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Oct 1, 2009 - Veterinary Economics
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Oct 1, 2009
Cover Story
Fee, fi, fo, fum: Smart pricing doesn't have to be a fairy tale
By Denise Tumblin, CPA
Bring your veterinary practice's fee structure to the next level by using a value-based strategy.
Price services based on value
By Denise Tumblin, CPA
See what Well-Managed Practices are charging for value-based fees.
Checking in
Affordability vs. excellence: Do veterinarians have to choose?
By Kristi Reimer, Editor
Management experts differ on offering clients options.
Vetcetera
As we emerge from the tunnel, fees climb only slightly
Consumers are still cautious, but we could be approaching the end of the recession.
Two record-setting dogs pass away
Dog lovers mourn the loss of 21-year-old Chanel and 42-inch-tall Gibson.
Dog has a not-so-bright idea
Winnie the schnauzer has to be cut free from a piece of household decor.
Practice Management Q&A
Q&A: Buying a practice has its pluses
I'm ready to become a practice owner. What are the advantages of buying a practice versus opening one myself?
Q&A: Make smart purchasing decisions
How can we make sure we're buying high-quality equipment and medical supplies? Manufacturers' materials don't always tell the whole story.
Q&A: Associates: Negotiate the benefits you deserve
How can I earn perks like vacation days and professional memberships during my next contract negotiation?
Practice Tips
A handout for healthy teeth
This practice fills clients in on their pets' dental health. See how doctors boosted compliance—and how you can, too.
Dental health client letter
This form can teach clients about the importance of pet dental care—and keep them coming back for more.
Come in your clinic's front door to see if you're impressing clients
Is your practice's face screaming: "Do not enter!" to clients walking in? How would you know?
Find a place for your pamphlets
Use this handy storage solution to keep brochures in one place.
Punch-outs identify problem patients
Use this strategy instead of color-coding patient records.
7 traits of flying solo
By Bob Levoy
Essential characteristics for associates hoping to get their own practice off the ground.
Legal Ease
Medical waste chart: Take the danger out of dumping
By Phil Seibert, CVT
Remind your team what goes in medical waste and what goes in the dumpster.
Growth Center
5 ways to benefit from online team CE
Put down the pencil and pick up a mouse for a new way to educate employees.
Click & Copy
Tips to encourage clients to bring pets in for wellness exams and screenings
Dr. Michael Rehm shares his tips for promoting wellness care for clients
Client Service
Brave new practice: Two doctors develop new clinic model
By Andrew Rollo, DVM
Colleagues join forces in effort to help stop economic euthanasias.
Managing Smart
Don't forget the expenses
For an accurate income, you must count your expenses.
Unearth your veterinary practice's financial problems
By Mark Opperman, CVPM
Buried beneath that pile of paperwork may lie a more profitable practice. Here's how to uncover it.
Hospital Design
The hills are alive
By Steve Bennaka, Content Specialist
An old farmhouse gave way to a cutting-edge veterinary facility in Floyds Knobs, Ind. Hillside Animal Clinic uses practice efficiency and a handy drive-through window to put clients first.
Hot Button
Learn to say no and set boundaries
Want to have time for family and friends—and yourself? Learn to say "no."

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