VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Aug 1, 2012 - Veterinary Economics
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS, Aug 1, 2012
Leadership
Introducing the August 2012 Veterinary Economics: What's your problem?
By Brendan Howard, Business and Team Channel Director
At Veterinary Economics, we're listening ... and we're here to help.
Cover story
Bad reception: The veterinary client compliance gap
You think you're broadcasting loud and clear, but pet owners may not be getting the message -- or feeling as though their needs are served. Find out what you can do with this exclusive data from Veterinary Economics and Trone Brand Energy.
Don't drown in social media at your veterinary practice
Keep your practice afloat on newsfeeds and websites with these tips from our experts. Learn how to maximize your presence and success on Facebook, Twitter, and beyond.
Keeping your veterinary hospital profitable in a low-cost culture
Whether you like it or not, spay-neuter clinics are here to stay. But just how much do they really impact the livelihood of your practice? And what can you do to keep your profits up when a low-cost clinic moves into your neighborhood? Find out what our experts had to say.
Veterinary culture clash: Are you caring for man's best amigo?
For one in four veterinarians across the country, clients who don't speak English are increasingly common. Here's how two practices tried to bridge the language barrier.
Personal Finance
Better check your veterinary practice paycheck
Glimpse into your veterinary peers' bank accounts, compare the debt weighing you down, and learn how to tackle your loans today.
Practice Growth
Do your homework now and love your decision later
Don't be hasty when introducing new veterinary products and services.
Good vs. bad: What veterinary products made the list?
Of course you need to buy new equipment and products to keep up with advances in medicine and answer growing consumer demand. Sometimes you pick a winner and other times you don't.
Product pay-off: What's the best investment for your veterinary practice?
It takes more than just good bedside manner to keep clients happy these days. Our experts weigh in on the products and services to give you a competitive edge and keep pet owners coming back.
Life Balance
A balancing act
Balancing a thriving veterinary life and the guilt associated with putting your personal life on the backburner is a problem. Let our expert break down the balance for you.
Dr. Ernie Ward's top 5 tips for work-life balance
Learn how to keep your personal life and professional life in balance
Associate Know-how
Practice ownership: What's keeping out associates?
Many associate veterinarians are committed to owning a practice one day, but others are still on the fence. Our experts break down the reasons behind the reluctance.
Tips to take on veterinary practice ownership
Before you assume the role of practice owner, take note of these tips.
Veterinary associate debt and salary data
Is your net worth below zero? Not to worry, Veterinary Economics experts reveal the best ways to conquer debt before it conquers you.
Personal Growth
Veterinary vitality: Are you making time for what matters?
Don't let the demands of life in veterinary practice stand in the way of your fitness and health goals. Learn how to carve out more quality time for you and reap the benefits both in and outside of practice.
Hospital Design
Building a veterinary practice on a budget
If your veterinary client waiting room is still rocking the shag carpet, it's time for an update. No money? No problem. Veterinary Economics hospital design experts reveal the best ways to design and build on a budget.
Personnel Management
Who's got it the worst?
The 2012 Veterinary Economics Business Issues Survey and our expert decide who has the toughest job in a veterinary practice. Opinions vary.
Workplace warzone: How to deal with bullying in veterinary practice
One in five veterinary team members admit to feeling bullied by their boss sometimes. For a profession that relies on close communication of medical teams, that's a shame. Our expert has the inside scoop on how to spot the warning signs and wipe out toxic turbulence in the workplace for good.
Law & Ethics
The truth behind veterinary associates' restrictive covenants
Does the word "contract" send shivers down your spine? Are your palms sweating just thinking about noncompete clauses and restrictive covenants? Let us ease your fears and set the record straight on what's legal.

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