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Issue: 43 - Jul 16, 2012
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Differentiating Independent Contractors from Employees ©

By: Charlotte A. Lacroix DVM, JD
Veterinary Business Advisors

Independent contractors (“ICs”) contract to perform services for others but don't have the legal status of employees. Are ICs right for your veterinary practice ...

Better Business using the Best Tools.

By: SK Sherman
VPR

Everywhere you look there is another story about the swing in pet pharmaceutical sales. The “big box” stores are encroaching more and more on the revenue that med sales provided for the private vet businesses ...

Heat up marketing activities for the summer

By: Ruth E. Thaler-Carter, Contributing Writer
Ruth E. Thaler-Carter

It’s hot time in the summertime – and then some, in many parts of the country. The brutal summer weather, fires and major storms of recent months, along with all the traditional summer activities so popular around the nation, present great service and marketing opportunities for savvy veterinarians. It’s time to heat up your marketing efforts by focusing on such seasonal elements ...

Summertime OSHA Tidbits

By: Chery F. Kendrick, DVM, MPVM, MLT, ASCP, CFS
Kendrick Technical Services, LLC

‘Summertime and the livin’ is easy’ certainly doesn’t apply to the typical veterinary clinic. Instead, we see increased activity, which brings additional stresses and potential hazards ...

Thinking Beyond Aesthetics – A Technical Viewpoint

By: Ashley M. Shoults
Animal Arts

Here is a quick little exercise: Take 30 seconds to reflect on some of the day-to-day tasks that take place around your hospital. Not just the more obvious ones, like surgeries, but some of the more basic tasks that while small are still a critical part of the overall operation of your hospital, such as sterilizing equipment and restocking supplies ...

Use the Power of a Press Release

By: Maureen Blaney Flietner
Mavourneen LLC/MBF Communications

Legitimate news is always worth an announcement. Of course the news will go on your website, facebook page, in your blog or twitter post ...

Don’t Talk to the Head, Talk to the Heart

By: Peter Weinstein, DVM, MBA
Veterinary Success Services

Veterinary clients come to our practices to have their problems solved. These problems may be as simple as a need for Rabies protection for their pet or as complicated as a compound fracture of the femur as a result of a hit by car with other associated trauma. No matter what the presenting complaint is, it is our role to provide them with solutions to their problems. We are Professional Problem Solvers ...

Why my patients can’t, won’t, don’t shed the pounds they desperately need to ...

By: Patty Khuly VMD MBA
Patty Khuly VMD MBA

This afternoon I heard the same thing from three different pet owners: “But I only feed [her] this much!” (Picture a thumb and index finger held a mere half-inch apart to more fully appreciate the impact of these words upon your veterinary soul) ...

Weather Emergencies and OSHA Preparedness

By: Chery F. Kendrick, DVM, MPVM, MLT, ASCP, CFS
Kendrick Technical Services, LLC

I heard from a colleague this past week who was pleased to announce that his “team” survived some especially challenging weather emergencies over the past few weeks ...

QUIT KICKING MY SEAT

By: Louise S. Dunn
Snowgoose Veterinary Management Consulting

Backseat Drama in Your Practice ...

Change Is Not An Option

By: Gerald M. Snyder, DVM
Veterinary Productivity

Does it seem that no matter how hard you work you just can’t seem to get ahead -- or give your family the things your family seemed to provide for you when you were a kid. Does it seem like forever since you and your significant other were able to take some time off, not associated with a meeting, to enjoy some time together ...

Gamechange: Mobile Most Popular Device for Email by Close of 2012

By: Joe Dysart
Joe Dysart

While the tech world is riddled with paradigm shifts, the latest is a duzy: By the close of 2012, mobile devices will overtake PCs as the predominant platform for reading email, according to a recent study ...

Which side of the cash register do you want to be?

By: Phil Zeltzman DVM, DACVS, CVJ
Dr. Phil Zeltzman

This powerful but simple financial concept will lead you to the poorhouse or to a happy, well deserved retirement. Which one would you rather have?

Aggression Reject - Killer K9's

By: Dr. Sally J Foote DVM, CFBC-IAABC
Dr Sally Foote

One of the questions posted during my webinar series was" How should the staff handle a large dog that has been "fired" from other veterinary clinic for aggression?" Where do we start with rewarding or less stressful handling ...

Bonuses Don’t Work and Here’s Why…

By: Jan Miller
Veterinary Best Practice

I’ve worked with many practice owners who have instituted bonuses for employees in an effort to improve total revenue to the business. Mostly their thought process is something along the lines of “What can I do to motivate my staff to do their jobs better so the practice makes more money ..."