VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Nov 1, 2010 - Veterinary Economics
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Nov 1, 2010
Cover Story
Planning for future retirement and the sale of your veterinary practice
By Denise Tumblin, CPA , Helen Hoekstra
You're ready to hand over the practice you've nurtured throughout your veterinary career. Use these tips to help you line up the right successor, the right time frame, and the right price.
Checking in
It's hard to imagine saying goodbye to my faithful pal
By Kristi Reimer, Editor
The old gray Mac, she ain't what she used to be.
Practice Management Q&A
Q&A: Converting phone shoppers into clients
By Karyn Gavzer, MBA, CVPM
How can we convert price shoppers into clients?
Q&A: Turning down tasty treats in favor of a healthy lifestyle
By Ernest Ward Jr., DVM
How do I handle 'sugar pushers'—clients or team members who bring in sweet treats for our staff or who place fund-raising cookie and candy order forms in the break room? I don't want to be rude, but I also want to live a healthy lifestyle.
Practice Tips
Get creative with client reminders
By Gary Glassman, CPA
Take a personal approach when jogging clients' memories to boost practice visits.
One frame at a time: How to hang artwork in your practice
One frame at a time: How to hang artwork in your practice
Dig deep to find your income sources
By Jeff Rothstein, DVM, MBA
Find ways to generate revenue to get your practice back on track financially.
Help clients save big bucks by preventing osteoarthritis
By Ernest Ward Jr., DVM
With a few preventive measures, clients can spend less and keep their dogs pain-free.
A how-to guide to becoming a radio star
By Bob Levoy
Clear your throat, put on your headphones, and make your voice heard. Appearing on the radio can educate pet owners and attract new clients.
Growth Center
Send diabetic pets home with confidence
In-home blood glucose monitoring can improve prognoses and client compliance at your veterinary practice.
Click & Copy
Catch clients with review form
This handy form helps team members review patient records before appointments.
Personal Finances
Tax update 2010: Save money now
By Gary Glassman, CPA
Uncover new tax provisions that could save your veterinary practice money -- and help you afford that new equipment you've been eyeing.
Cover story
How I helped my client let go
By Linda King, DVM
Faced with a severe case of denial, one veterinarian shows how client care doesn't end with the death of a pet.
Managing Smart
Don't give till it hurts
By Mark Opperman, CVPM
Here are three ways to give without hurting your practice.
How to avoid a tantrum at checkout
By Mark Opperman, CVPM
Don't let veterinary clients throw a fit over a bill. Here's how.
Hospital Design
Strong friends, strong faith
It took time and effort—and a lot of courage—but dreams became reality for two lifelong friends in the form of Zoot Pet Hospital in Georgetown, Texas.
Hot Button
Cheap spays, neuters won't fix the animal overpopulation
By Craig Woloshyn, DVM
Bargain-basement spays, neuters do more harm to the veterinary profession, than good for animals.

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