VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Oct 1, 2011 - Veterinary Economics
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Oct 1, 2011
Cover Story
5 ways to make your veterinary practice's door swing
By Mark Opperman, CVPM
The slower economy may have offered an unplanned vacation for your front entrance. Use these tips to get clients back on your appointment schedule—and into your hospital.
Checking in
A veterinary hospital tour to remember
By Kristi Reimer, Editor
Veterinary Economics Hospital of the Year winner is opening his practice to CVC San Diego attendees.
Practice Management Q&A
Q&A: Why it's best to encourage veterinary wellness tests
In honor of National Pet Wellness Month, explain the importance of wellness testing to your veterinary clients.
Practice Tips
How to hire veterinary team members who fit your practice culture
By Bob Levoy
Knowledge and skills aren't always enough.
Host a costume contest and bring in the veterinary clients
Time go to batty.
Growth Center
3 ways to increase therapeutic diet sales in your veterinary practice
For some pet owners, choosing the right food is a daunting task—particularly if their pet struggles with obesity or other health issues. Here's how you can help.
Cover Story
Here we grow again
By Sarah Moser
Growing their facility 300 percent in just five years has served these doctors well. New services and more space mean greatly enhanced patient care.
Click & Copy
Tips for helping pet owners prepare for a hurricane
By Ernest Ward Jr., DVM
Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the East Coast. Share these suggestions with pet owners to help them brace for the storm.
Client handout: How to prepare your pets for a hurricane
Client handout: How to prepare your pets for a hurricane
Technology
How technology can enhance value for your veterinary clients
By Denise Tumblin, CPA
The human touch gives your practice a heart, but technology is the brain that helps you function efficiently. So kick back, relax, and let these tools do the lifting.
8 tips for implementing social media in your veterinary practice
By Ernest Ward Jr., DVM
Now's the time to get social with your clients. Here's how to get started.
Life Balance
Back to the bayou: Doctor starts veterinary practice in New Orleans' French Quarter
By Portia Stewart
This burned-out doctor found the pulse of his new practice in the heart of his hometown.
5 questions to help you choose your veterinary practice model
By Portia Stewart
Need some direction? Dr. Scott Griffith shares his insights.
Keeping it all in the veterinarian's family
By Portia Stewart
Dr. Griffith hired his son as his practice manager, and it's one of the best choices he made during the launch of his new clinic.
Hot Button
How not to be a veterinary twit on Twitter
By Dave Nicol, BVMS, Cert. Mgmt MRCVS
Avoid these five tweeting styles that will get on your veterinary clients' and potential clients' nerves.
Equine Solutions
Dust off your veterinary practice's accounts receivable
By James Guenther, DVM, MBA, MHA, CVPM, AVA
If low cash flow is hobbling your equine veterinary practice, outdated policies may be to blame. Here are six steps to collecting money you've earned on old invoices.

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