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Issue: 66 - Jun 15, 2014
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Marsha L. Heinke, CPA, Inc
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Top Five Reasons to Attend the Veterinary Technology Summit

By: Veterinary Technology Summit
Veterinary Technology Summit

We’re just three months away from the 2014 Veterinary Technology Summit – the best place to learn how technology can help you solve practice management challenges and make your practice more profitable. Last year’s event received high marks from attendees, and this year we’re making it even bigger and better ...

Stay out of a Social Media Posting Pattern

By: Martha D. Jack
old eConverse Social Media Consulting Inc

Over the past few years writing for ImproMed, I feel like I've covered some of the big questions in social media, such as the who, what, where, why of social media, but this month I wanted to cover the when ...

Investing in Your Web Site

By: Michael LoSasso
Shamrock Direct Media

With today’s number of social media sites, it can be easy to forget the one and only internet property over which you maintain total control - the anchor of your online existence - your practice website. The website is not as new as the latest social media buzz, and many veterinarians view it as a necessary evil ...





How to Boost Efficiency at Your Clinic

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

A recent study reveals that over 90% of executives are unhappy with how they spend their time. Many of them admit to chronic procrastination and time wasting. Let’s identify four types of time management styles and how they apply to you.





360-Degree Reviews: A Complete View of Employee Performance

By: Alicia A. Foss, CLSC, SPHR
Marsha L. Heinke, CPA, Inc

Performance reviews can be a practice manager’s best friend or worst nightmare, depending on the structure and implementation of the process. Receiving a performance review can be even more horrifying for the staff. Performance reviews are not meant to be faced with such dismay; they are meant to be a time of personal reflection and goal setting for you and your team. It is a time to review the past year’s successes and challenges and create a plan for moving forward ...

Job Descriptions: Where To Begin?

By: Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc.
Veterinary Business Advisors

Drafting job descriptions requires time, effort and creativity. The focus needs to be on what the job requirements are to support your Practice’s current needs and long-term objectives. Without a job description, it is not possible for an individual to properly commit to or be held accountable for the position’s role and responsibilities ...

The Practical, Affordable Hospital

By: Heather E. Lewis, AIA, NCARB
Animal Arts

Do you ever feel there isn’t enough information about how to keep hospital design simple and affordable for the typical veterinary practice? You’re not the only one! As the pressures on small practices continue to grow, we see an urgent need to provide more options to new and fledgling practices ...

What Is 3D Printing All About?

By: Robert Malinowski, DVM, MA
Robert Malinowski, DVM, MA

Despite the explosive growth in the popularity of the term "3D printing" over the last year, there is still a great deal of mystery over how exactly this exciting new technology works and how it will impact your life ...





You Did What??!!?? Summertime OSHA Musings

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

It all started with a seemingly innocent phone call asking for my professional opinion on some pictures of pups regarding possible animal neglect, and it ended with a barrage of requests for interviews from reporters, and a call from the sheriff of a small rural town in North Carolina with information that a subpoena may be issued for my testimony in July ...

Why I Tie-Dyed my Lab Coats

By: Dr. Sally J Foote DVM CABC-IAABC
Dr Sally Foote

Have you ever seen white coat syndrome with pets at the veterinary clinic? You know what I mean - the pet is calm, relaxed or even happy with the staff until the doctor walks in with the white coat ...





Ten tips to Ensure Accurate Blood Test Results

By: Marshfield Labs
Marshfield Labs

When dealing with laboratory species and research animals, limiting preanalytical variability in test samples (defined as variability occurring between when the test is ordered until the sample is ready for analysis) and ensuring accurate blood test results is of utmost importance because often the sample cannot be redrawn and/or is part of a study that cannot afford to have spurious results ...

Well Done is Better Than Well Said

By: Kristel Ewald, Marketing Specialist
VetPressOnline

The Importance of Building Strong Customer Relationships