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Issue: 70 - Oct 15, 2014
Henry Schein Rapport
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The 3rd Annual Henry Schein VetBooth Virtual Trade Show at www.vetbooth.com has been scheduled for 11/12/14 from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST!

Rest in Peace, Dr. Sophia Yin

By: Dr. Marty Becker
Dr. Marty Becker

It is with a heart almost too heavy to allow me to write this that I announce that my friend, colleague, and Fear-Free Advisory Board member Dr. Sophia Yin has passed away.

3 Leadership Actions that Improve Job Performance

By: Amanda L. Donnelly, DVM, MBA
ALD Veterinary Consulting, LLC

Since practice leaders have so much to do, it’s easy to lose focus and spend time on the wrong activities. Managers and practice owners alike tend to fall into the trap of spending all their time “managing” and neglect to focus an appropriate amount of time on leadership activities ...

Understanding Financial Statements

By: Marsha L. Heinke, CPA
Marsha L. Heinke, CPA, Inc

Raise your hand if you got into veterinary medicine to better understand financial statements. Don’t worry; I didn’t expect you to raise your hand! That said, to stay profitable and provide quality care to pets a practice manager must regularly read financial statements ...

Doctor, Heal Thine Own Pets: Do YOU Practice What You Preach?

By: Patty Khuly VMD MBA
Patty Khuly VMD MBA

If you’re like me, you’ve had plenty of cause to treat your own pets. After all, we know firsthand how expensive animal healthcare can be! But is it best? Probably not ...

Dealing with Behavior Issues–in the Boss

By: Louise S. Dunn
Snowgoose Veterinary Management Consulting

Learning Objectives:

• Identify toxic behavior and the company culture

• Determine the best techniques to deal with negative behavior

• Implement plans to improve work environment

Put Some Fun and Frolic in Your Fall Marketing Plan

By: Ruth E. Thaler-Carter
Ruth E. Thaler-Carter

If you’ve been taking the time and making the effort to market your practice regularly, you know that marketing is both an art and a science. It also can be … fun!

The Value of Having a Brand: Not Just a Practice, Part 2

By: Linda Kaplan, MHA, Vice President
blue prints Veterinary Marketing Group

In last month's e-newsletter, we introduced you to the concept of establishing a brand versus simply having a name. To recap, a brand is a psychological, emotional relationship between your practice and your current or prospective clients. It is your promise to your customer ...

A New And Different Parasite Treatment

By: Dana L Durrance, MA
Dana Durrance, M.A.

It’s unlike any other kind of flea, tick, or heartworm treatment you’ve ever seen. It doesn’t come in a bottle, tablet, or even injectable form. It’s revolutionary, and might just save your professional life from early burn-out! What’s this miracle drug you ask? It’s only ONE simple word: “NO!”

5 Signs it’s Time to Change Your Prices

By: Jan Miller, Veterinary Best Practice
Veterinary Best Practice

Hopefully you update your pricing at least one time per year. Most of you do. However, how many of you can tell when you actually NEED to update your fee schedule? If you aren’t aware of some red flags it may not matter that you update your fees once a year. Missing red flags throughout the year is similar to taking one step forward and two steps back ...

Mastocytoma: Comparing Options of Traditional Therapy to Kinavet-CA1® (masitinib mesylate)

By: AB Science
AB Science

Background: Mast cell tumors (MCTs) are among the most common forms of cancer in dogs [1]. The origin of MCTs is a deregulated proliferation of normal cells in the skin (mast cells) that leads to a dangerously abnormal growth of these cells and formation of a tumor ...

2 Spooky Situations That Can Be Avoided

By: Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS, CVJ & Kelly Serfas
Dr. Phil Zeltzman1

All kinds of spooky situations can occur at veterinary clinics. Whether they occur around Halloween or not, there are cheap, simple, efficient solutions to avoid getting in trouble.

‘Tis the season … OF HAVOC!

By: Nathaniel Nehrbass, Product Specialist
VetPressOnline

Helping Your Patients Survive the Holiday Season

Second Annual Veterinary Technology Summit Draws Record Crowd

By: Veterinary Technology Summit
Veterinary Technology Summit

A total of 510 veterinarians, practice managers, and staff members from around the country attended the second annual Veterinary Technology Summit in Schaumburg, IL. This event combined ImproMed & AVImark software training opportunities with practice management sessions from industry experts – a combination not found at other industry conferences.