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VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Aug 1, 2010
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If veterinarian A leaves the clinic traveling 10 miles per hour ...
By Kristi Reimer, Editor
Warning: Magazine editors doing math ahead.
Personnel Solutions
Know thy enemy: Team conflict
Step one: Identify the causes of team conflict. Then take action against them.
Take time for veterinary team training
The benefits of continuing education—a more qualified team and motivated employees are among them.
Veterinary managers on the move
More veterinary hospitals than ever are sporting new managers to take the load off overworked veterinary practice owners.
Life Balance
Why so stressed? Triggers and treatments for veterinary workplace stress
Your high anxiety is due to more than just the economy, although that's a big part. See what pushes your buttons and how you can lower your stress levels.
Ownership Issues
The veterinary compensation conundrum
How pay affects the job satisfaction of associates and others. Flexibility is a factor, too.
Veterinary practice ownership: Who will be in charge?
See our latest survey data on the gap in dreams of veterinary practice ownership between women and men veterinary associates.
Cover story
Keeping veterinary care affordable
Helping clients pay is about more than just the bottom line. It's about building bonds and providing pets with the care they need.
Managing pet obesity
Clients may think pets' bellies are cute, but you know the extra weight is hard on them. Time to talk fat with veterinary clients.
Who's to blame for poor veterinary patient care?
Veterinarians and team members overwhelmingly blame clients for noncompliance, but a few shoulder the burden themselves.
What ails your patients?
This data package shows the top diagnoses by age for dogs and cats—lists that emphasize the need for veterinary teams to make strong recommendations for dental care.
Practice Finances
Recession: Same ol' song and dance
Here's a look at how the economy has affected your veterinary practice, your clients, and your patients.
Industry Issues
Gender: Who's the better boss?
Does gender play a role when it comes to management skills in veterinary practice?
The great OTC debate: Flea and tick product sales
Many veterinary practices are worried about parasite product sales slipping, thanks to some products going over the counter. So, is this a good thing or a bad thing? Depends on who you ask.
Cats or dogs: What's your preference?
The lowdown on which species veterinarians and veterinary team members prefer to work with, why—and if it matters.
The inside scoop on canine influenza
Most veterinary practices don't require boarding dogs to be vaccinated against canine influenza. But could that number change in the future?
Food for thought: Client objections to therapeutic diets
There's no question that therapeutic diets benefit your patients, but they aren't cheap—and many clients are balking at the price.
Pet insurance: Veterinary coverage that cares
Veterinary clients with pet insurance are willing to spend more to care for their pets.
Technology
Do you do digital?
A new study finds that most veterinarians still use film-based radiography, but digital radiography is up and coming.
Law & Ethics
Your practice's most wanted
You may trust your employees, but are you certain there are no thieves among your staff? Here's a look at how veterinary practices are dealing with theft—and the warning signs you should look for.

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