VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Mar 1, 2012 - Veterinary Economics
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Mar 1, 2012
Cover Story
2012 Hospital of the Year: Hospital of the future
By Sarah A. Moser
Merging general medicine with emergency and specialty care, Coral Springs Animal Hospital in Coral Springs, Fla., just may be the practice model of the future. But is it right for you? Here's a look inside this year's Hospital of the Year.
7 ways your veterinary practice can make a better first (and lasting) impression
By Sarah A. Moser
Sure, it's fun to dream about a beautiful new facility, but a few small and inexpensive steps could win you far more points that you might think with potential veterinary clients.
Sneak peek: 2012 veterinary hospital design Merit Award winners
Find out when we'll feature these 10 winning veterinary hospitals in the Veterinary Economics magazine.
Checking in
The Veterinary Economics archive: What a trip
By Kristi Reimer, Editor
In putting this issue together, the Veterinary Economics content team had a couple of opportunities to delve into the archives to check facts: one to verify the title of an article by Dr. Ross Clark in the early 1980s, and another to check the year that our 2012 Hospital of the Year last won a Hospital Design award.
Practice Management Q&A
The benefits of real-time care in your veterinary practice
By Fred Metzger, DVM, DABVP
An advantageous approach to client care.
How to stay profitable during a difficult economy
By Jeff Werber, DVM
Be smart about money & medicine and weather the storm.
Practice Tips
Why veterinary continuing education pays for itself
By Jeff Rothstein, DVM, MBA
It's tempting to slash your CE budget during lean times—don't do it. In fact, consider sendng the whole team.
5 ways to avoid hiring the wrong employee for your veterinary clinic
By Bob Levoy
Don't get a 'bad hire.'
The facts behind the foreign asset crackdown
By Gary Glassman, CPA
Do you have foreign bank accounts or investments? Listen up: The government isn't messing around with its reporting rules.
Share the horrors of heartworms with clients
It's vital to explain the symptoms and risks of heartworm disease to clients in endemic areas.
Be real about pet insurance
Clients need to consider financial options—including pet insurance—to safeguard their pets' health.
Growth Center
5 ways to educate with breed-specific veterinary healthcare
Customize and personalize your clients' experience by focusing on their pets' breed.
Click & Copy
The details of your veterinary practice are in the data
Keep a pulse on your practice's health by measuring these important metrics.
Managing Smart
Veterinary practice management by the open book
By John Lofflin, Special Assignments Editor
Dr. Ross Clark has built a legacy on open-book management.
Law & Ethics
Craft the perfect covenant: Evaluating non-compete clauses and other restrictive contract agreements
By Amy Beth Dambeck, JD
Whether you're a business owner or associate, don't get sewn up in an ill-fitting restrictive covenant.
Hot Button
Play nice with local low-cost veterinary clinics
By Melody Heath, DVM
They're popping up everywhere, they mean well, and they can't give clients what you do.
Equine Solutions
Equine veterinarians: Sell your veterinary medical records & ride into the sunset
By James Guenther, DVM, MBA, MHA, CVPM, AVA
Medical records are worth more than the paper they're printed on. When it's too hard to sell your equine practice outright, consider selling your best asset—your clients.

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