VETERINARY ECONOMICS, May 1, 2012 - Veterinary Economics
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS, May 1, 2012
Cover Story
Kiss the dog and 4 more ways to improve client compliance (without saying a word)
By Christina Winn, DVM
What kind of veterinarian do you appear to be? Start being the kind of doctor you would want working on your pets.
Pause before you pucker up
How can you tell if a veterinary patient's bark is worse than his bite? Study Dr. Christina Winn's safety tips before you kiss that dog.
Checking in
Let me tell you a secret ...
By Brendan Howard, Business and Team Channel Director
What your veterinary colleagues were glad to tell Reader's Digest about the profession's strengths, pet peeves, and failings.
Practice Management Q&A
Compensate for community kindness
Q: Our veterinary practice often plans outreach activities for the community. Can we require team members to attend these events on their own time? If so, how should we compensate them?
Don't let parasites take a bite out of the bond
Q: I see parasites' physical effects in veterinary practice, but what kind of impact do parasites have on the human-animal bond?
Practice Tips
Be proactive about dog bite prevention
Simple reminders to veterinary clients about responsible pet ownership go a long way.
Your practice and the death of the middle class
By Bob Levoy
It's time for a different approach if your middle-income veterinary clients are dwindling.
Show it off with a slideshow
Give clients a "tour" of your veterinary practice.
Ice cream cure-all
Give your veterinary clients' kids a treat.
Help them heal with books
Give a book to help your veterinary clients cope with the loss of a pet.
Every muzzle in its place
A creative solution for your veterinary practice.
News
Top 10 dog and cat medical conditions in 2011
Pet insurance company reveals most common causes of veterinary visits.
Growth Center
For the love of cats
Is your veterinary practice cat friendly? Here are five ways to prove it.
Personnel Management
5 ways to welcome new veterinary team members
By Mark Opperman, CVPM
The best greeting you can extend is a thorough training and orientation program. The more time you spend on these crucial introductory steps, the more likely your new hire is to stick around—and flourish.
Equine Solutions
6 steps to bearing bad news to veterinary equine clients
By Tracey O'Driscoll-Packer
Support clients in painful moments.
Cover Story
The elements of style in veterinary practice
By Portia Stewart
Animal Surgical Clinic of Seattle embraces Mother Nature.
Focus on flow in veterinary practice
Drs. Russ Patterson and Allen Johnson share more details about their journey to building their dream veterinary practice.
Hot Button
Look before you leap into wellness plans
By Jeff Rothstein, DVM, MBA
Weigh the pros and cons before you commit to wellness plans in your veterinary practice.

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