VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Mar 1, 2011 - Veterinary Economics
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Mar 1, 2011
Checking in
Commentary: A vacation to the mountains turns out to be a life lesson on keeping your cool
By Kristi Reimer, Editor
A treacherous journey reveals my not-so-pretty side.
Practice Management Q&A
Q&A: Set goals and your veterinary team will score
By Mark Opperman, CVPM
Q. Our staff members seem lost and unmotivated. How can I get them back on track?
Q&A: Small cuts can lead to big savings for your veterinary practice
By Amanda Donnelly, DVM, MBA
Q: Our practice is doing OK financially, but I'd like to eliminate needless spending. What are some of the most common financial oversights in veterinary practices?
Practice Tips
An expert guide to expensing equipment purchases
By Gary Glassman, CPA
New tax laws make it easier than ever to collect deductions on new veterinary equipment.
A simple, clean way to secure a urine sample
How Velcro fits into urine collection.
Show clients the value of your services in the exam room
By Jeff Rothstein, DVM, MBA
Use one-on-one time with clients to show them why our services are valuable.
Use a flea comb to catch clients' attention about parasites
Having trouble getting through to your clients about parasite protection? Give them an up-close look at fleas in the exam room.
The difference between efficiency and effectiveness
By Bob Levoy
Without both characteristics, your veterinary practice will struggle to remain profitable.
Cover Story
2011 Hospital of the Year: Mission accomplished
By Steve Bennaka, Content Specialist
It's much more than just a building. Mission Animal and Bird Hospital in Oceanside, Calif., has something for everyone—and every pet. Here's a look inside this year's Hospital of the Year.
Legal Ease
Educate your team—and yourself—about the dangers of formaldehyde
By Phil Seibert, CVT
It's one of the most common chemicals in use today, but you'll need to take precautions before exposing your team members to formaldehyde.
Growth Center
Adopt a kit, save a pet
Give your clients an adoption kit to help them train their brand new pet.
Click & Copy
Handout: 20 questions clients should ask about pet insurance companies
Are your clients getting lost in the fine print? Here's a resource to help them understand different plans, policies, and providers.
Life Balance
Take care of your body to take control of your life
By Ernest Ward Jr., DVM
Caffeine and sugar may get you through your day at the veterinary practice, but they won't get you to your happy place. Exercise your mind by exercising your body and your rights to healthy food.
Life balance: How to keep your flame burning
By Jill Cody, MA, PCPC
You can't give all of yourself away at the veterinary practice or you'll wind up with nothing left. Learn helpful coping skills to stay happy and healthy at the animal hospital.
Building the Bond
A nurse named Scarlett
By Linda King, DVM
Meet a dog that thought it was a nurse.
Managing Smart
Pre-employment screening protects your practice and your clients
By Mark Opperman, CVPM
Don't put your veterinary practice at risk. Find out about job applicants before they turn into team members.
Hot Button
Show clients what really goes on in the back room of your veterinary practice
By Ross Clark, DVM
Veterinary medicine isn't a game—so why are you playing hide-and-seek with clients?
Equine Solutions
Equine inventory: How excess drugs and supplies make your practice sick
By James Guenther, DVM, MBA, MHA, CVPM, AVA
Your equine practice cash flow is weak and your stress is high. Turn your fever of anxiety into a plan to rejuvenate your inventory and heal your financial woes.

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