VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Dec 1, 2010 - Veterinary Economics
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Dec 1, 2010
Cover Story
Don't leave clients out in the cold—help them find ways to pay
By Karen E. Felsted, DVM, CPA, CVPM, MS
As the temperatures turn, many veterinary clients are still struggling to pay for much-needed services. But with a little research, your practice can act as a warm refuge from the chilly economic climate.
Checking in
There's no place like home
By Kristi Reimer, Editor
But if you have to go somewhere, the CVC veterinary conference is a great choice.
Practice Management Q&A
Q&A: Help your team help your practice
By Amanda Donnelly, DVM, MBA
What kind of marketing projects can our team members complete to help boost business?
Q&A: Paying for the phone in their pocket
By Karl Salzsieder, DVM, JD
What's the best way to compensate on-call technicians? Should we pay them simply for carrying a phone at all times?
Practice Tips
Step up your stem cell education efforts
By Andrew Rollo, DVM
Many clients are hesitant to even discuss stem cell therapy as a treatment option. You can get them to open up.
A thrifty way to use autoclave tape
A thrifty way to use autoclave tape
Use a reminder notebook to keep track of team meeting topics
Use a reminder notebook to keep track of team meeting topics
A smart way to reuse human baby bedding
A smart way to reuse human baby bedding
Don't let your employees jump ship
By Bob Levoy
When the economy improves, valuable team members may head for friendlier waters. It's up to you to show them why they should stay with your practice.
Growth Center
Care for fins to find new revenue
By Brendan Howard, Business and Team Channel Director
Build goodwill and the bottom line at your veterinary practice by sharpening up your aquatic animal skills.
Click & Copy
Motivate employees with a practice bill of rights
By Brendan Howard, Business and Team Channel Director
Empower and inspire your veterinary practice's employees with a bill of rights for your team members.
Ownership Issues
7 easy steps to a better veterinary practice
By Denise Tumblin, CPA , Helen Hoekstra
The end of the year is a perfect time to consider improvements in your veterinary hospital. Use these tips to create the leaner, healthier, happier practice you've been dreaming of.
Managing Smart
How to survive a partnership
By Mark Opperman, CVPM
Follow this advice to avoid ending up in a dysfunctional partnership.
Hospital Design
Taking the chaos out of caring for pets
By Sarah A. Moser
Step in and warm up by the fire. Companion Animal Care Center in Winona, Minn., creates a cozy way to care for pets and their owners.
Hot Button
Teach team members to referee themselves
By Shawn Finch, DVM
Give practice employees the tools to resolve problems on their own. Here's how.

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