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Articles by Portia Stewart

Weathering the recall

May 1, 2007

We talk about the bond between people and their pets every day, but the waves of phone calls your practice has fielded about the pet food recall are just one more demonstration of how much your clients really love their pets. The news about the recall seems to change with alarming regularity. Even now, your calls may have trickled down to nothing or another recall bombshell could be set to explode.

7 tips to answer clients' recall questions

Apr 4, 2007

Practices across the country are fielding waves of calls from scared pet owners as news about the pet food recall continues to break. Use these tips to answer clients' questions.

It's not your practice ...

Apr 1, 2007

Or is it? You don't need to own something to love it like your own. I love Degas, and yet I don't own a single painting. My husband and I have "our song," but we don't own the rights to it. It's simply something that we connect with and made our own. I don't own this magazine, but I'm passionate about every word, every piece of art, and every picture on the page.

We aim to please

Mar 1, 2007

In the words of Freddie Mercury, "This is what you wanted. This is what you're gonna get!" If it seems like this issue came a little sooner than you expected, you're right. You asked for more issues of Firstline, so this year we're boosting our frequency from six to nine issues.

Easy practice makeovers

Does dingy, drab, or dungeon-like describe your practice? It might be time for a makeover. Use these quick and thrifty ideas to take your practice from blah to beautiful.
Mar 1, 2007

Does dingy, drab, or dungeon-like describe your practice? It might be time for a makeover. Use these quick and thrifty ideas to take your practice from blah to beautiful.

What's bugging you?

Little irritations can cause bigger flare-ups if you don't swat them early. Use these tips to manage six stressful situations.
Jan 1, 2007

Little irritations can cause bigger flare-ups if you don't swat them early. Use these tips to manage six stressful situations.

"I love my job"

Jan 1, 2007

Believe it or not, I read this gem on the back of a beer bottle recently. (I've heard of reading tea leaves for wisdom, but this is the first time I've ever found insight in the brew of the grain.) This brewer says he tastes a sample from every batch of beer he makes to ensure it meets his high standards. What a job! This brewer is a pretty bright guy. He found a job he loves and he stands behind his work.

15 ways to work smarter

Sep 1, 2006

Want to get more done in less time? Plan for efficiency with these one-step-at-a-time solutions.

TLC: The best prescription

Sep 1, 2006

A few weeks ago my son was sick. After a few days of high fever, he stopped taking his bottle.

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