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VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Aug 1, 2011
Checking in
Summertime, and the living is frantic
By Kristi Reimer, Editor
Summer vacations at veterinary clinics and everywhere else mean everyone pitches in to get the job done.
Technology
Are you smarter than your smartphone?
Smartphones and touchscreen tablet devices let you text, surf the net, take pictures, and be more productive. Find out how your colleagues are branching out by using the newest technology gadgets.
Use mobile devices to help your veterinary practice
By Kyle Palmer, CVT
Here are two important ways that smartphones and other mobile devices are changing the way veterinarians communicate with clients.
Professional Growth
Class is in session: Veterinary education in 2011
As a veterinarian, you wouldn't dream of missing out on regular continuing education?even if it wasn't required. Your team members should follow your lead. Here's why.
How associate veterinarians can ask for paid CE
Talk to the boss with a plan in hand for turning your CE into better patient care or practice management.
Life Balance
A world of compassion: Veterinarians unready for compassion fatigue
You show more compassion on a regular basis than professionals in almost any other industry. Were you prepared adequately to manage end-of-life care? See what your peers had to say.
Do veterinarians do hospice care?
Check yourself against this quick crash course in veterinary terminology
Cover story
Q&A: Why is it important for veterinary practices to engage in social media sites like Facebook and Twitter?
By Dr. Dave Nicol
Q. Why is it important for veterinary practices to engage in social media sites like Facebook and Twitter?
The top 5 mistakes veterinary practices make with social media
Learn how to avoid these pitfalls and properly promote your practice online.
Bonding with owners of adult pets
Veterinary clients who've adopted from a shelter or rescue organization need a special approach. Here's how to foster a healthy relationship with these practice clients.
Personal Finances
3 tips to help you analyze your income
By Gary Glassman, CPA
Veterinarians: You look forward to that paycheck, but do you look at anything but the amount? It's time to study your salary before you spend it.
Industry Issues
Generic veterinary medical products: Bright ideas in an era of change
The way your clients obtain medical products is in a state of flux. Can you keep your practice's light lit? Of course you can.
Veterinarians must respond to over-the-counter shifts, new generic drugs
Accept that things change and let your pharmacy go. Or fight back.
The meanings behind key veterinary drug terms
Here's a refresher on some of the lingo involved in discussing, explaining, and marketing veterinary drugs.
Practice Growth
Spotlight on wellness: Are annual plans the answer?
Most of you aren't implementing annual wellness plans, but clients are asking for them. What gives?
Personnel Issues
Using the Internet at work at the veterinary practice
It's great for looking at funny cat pictures, sure. But the Internet is also a powerful tool that can help your veterinary practice become more productive and profitable.
3 tips for monitoring your veterinary team's Internet usage
Avoid computer viruses, phishing scams, and more by watching team members' Internet usage as necessary.
Practice Finances
Top 10 costly veterinary treatments
These medical procedures cost a lot because they're worth it, requiring hard work and high-quality medical care at the veterinary practice. Let your clients know.
Equipment
How to decide what veterinary equipment is right for your practice
By Fred Metzger, DVM, DABVP
Three questions to ask yourself before buying a new piece of veterinary equipment.
The tools for success
It takes a comprehensive set of equipment and services to run a successful veterinary practice. But could you offer more?
Case study: How one practice decided to go paperless
Learn what happened to push this practice manager into paperless practice
How to trick out your veterinary hospital
When it's time to figure out what products your veterinary practice needs, you do your due diligence. Here's how our survey respondents research what they'll buy.
Equine Issues
Equine slaughter: Not in my backyard!
A recent government report raises the question: Is the end of U.S. equine slaughter helping horses or simply sheltering Americans from unpleasant realities?
Equine Solutions
Equine client closeup
One organization has delved into the mind of the hobby horse owner?one of the equine industry?s prime clients. Here?s what it found.

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