VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Mar 1, 2010 - Veterinary Economics
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Mar 1, 2010
Cover Story
An award so nice we gave it twice: the 2010 Hospitals of the Year
This award wasn?t big enough for the two of them. So Bay Beach Veterinary Hospital in Virginia Beach, Va., and Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, N.J., are your 2010 Co-Hospitals of the Year.
2010 Hospital of the Year—Primary Care: Home on the waterfront
By Steve Bennaka, Content Specialist
A few roadblocks and one near-catastrophe stood between Dr. Mark Honaker and his dream practice. But persistence paid off, and Bay Beach Veterinary Hospital in Virginia Beach, Va., functions as his home away from home.
2010 Hospital of the Year—Specialty: A friendly giant
By Steve Bennaka, Content Specialist
At first glance, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, N.J., seems like an intimidating behemoth of a building. Look inside, though, and you'll find an efficient layout and a helpful staff ready to provide top-notch care for pets.
Checking in
Widows, bastards, and slugs
By Kristi Reimer, Editor
Words aren't always what they appear to be.
Practice Management Q&A
Q&A: Promoting team member health
By Ernest Ward Jr., DVM
My team members get sick a lot. How can I promote a healthier lifestyle among our staff?
Q&A: How to defend fee increases
By Amanda Donnelly, DVM, MBA
How do I explain to clients why my fees have gone up?
Practice Tips
A five-minute exercise for your next team meeting
By Bob Levoy
Employees will laugh—and realize that communication is a two-way street.
A cheat sheet for greeters
At our busy clinic, we want to make each client feel special.
Building or buying? How to deduct more at tax time
By Gary Glassman, CPA
Careful planning can save you cash when the IRS comes knocking.
Legal Ease
Guard against safety issues when sharing space with another practice
By Phil Seibert, CVT
If you're sharing space with another facility, make sure you ensure everyone's safety.
Avoid a wage and hour audit
Q: Will a wage and hour audit happen to my practice?
Growth Center
Track parasite compliance to boost revenue
You can make recommendations to clients, but if you're not tracking your practice's parasite compliance numbers, you could be missing out on thousands in revenue.
Click & Copy
Dreaming of building? Establish concrete goals
Ask yourself these questions, and answer honestly, to make sure your vision is feasible.
Associate Know-how
Managing your new paycheck as an associate veterinarian
By Andrew Rollo, DVM
Dr. Andrew Rollo shares personal finance advice for associate veterinarians.
Doctor Communication
White knight syndrome
By Sarah Moser
Don't just swoop in to save the day when a pet is sick. Remember that clients need care too.
Managing Smart
Squashing ProSal myths
By Mark Opperman, CVPM
Learn how ProSal's mix of base salary and production percentage works for associates.
Hot Button
Coping skills becoming shallow?
By Jennifer Koehl, DVM
Before burnout sends you off the deep end, consider a few creative ways to lessen your stress and help you enjoy your work again.

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