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Issue: 73 - Jan 15, 2015
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Contributors
Dana Durrance, M.A.
Dr Sally Foote
Dr. Phil Zeltzman
Econverse Social Media Consulting Inc.
interFace Veterinary HR System
Joe Dysart
Snowgoose Veterinary Management Consulting

One wrong click, and hackers encrypt all your files

By: Joe Dysart
Joe Dysart

IT security experts are warning veterinarians there's been a spike in the scourge of ransomware -- malicious software that freezes-up a computer, encrypts all of its data and demands a ransom for the system's restoration.

Champagne and Confetti Gone…What Comes Next?

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

It happens at the start of each New Year…a list of dreaded resolutions like losing weight, eating less junk food between appointments, and eating less chocolate (actually…let’s not be too hasty about the chocolate one). But what’s this new resolution… take better care of yourself? You’ve probably not seen that one before and find yourself wondering if this sounds very selfish.

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Clinic’s Social Media Presence

By: Martha D. Jack
Econverse Social Media Consulting Inc.

It's that time of year again...time to recharge, regroup and re-evaluate the choices we've made over the past year. While you may have made some personal resolutions (and may have already made a few gym trips or gone to bed a little earlier to start out on the right foot), it's also a great time to make some resolutions for your social media presence and where you would like it to be this time next year.

Dissection of Discipline

By: Katherine Dobbs, RVT, CVPM, PHR
interFace Veterinary HR System

One of the least favorite duties of human resources management involves disciplining an employee, especially if the discipline has now reached termination. There is a phrase, something to the effect that you do not fire an employee, THEY fire themselves. That is true, to an extent. First you need to be able to take a long, hard look in the mirror, and make sure that you did everything you could to help that employee succeed. Here is how to get started.

What is the Best Way To Change Behavior? New Environment

By: Dr. Sally J. Foote
Dr Sally Foote

Recently I listened to the radio program “What heroin addiction tells us about changing bad habits” by Alix Spiege NPR Morning Edition. The topic was about how changing the environment was an important factor in changing daily behaviors. This program focused on drug addiction in Vietnam soldiers during 1970’s and how they stayed off the heroin they had become addicted to in Vietnam. The change in environment from Vietnam to home was a crucial factor in successfully keeping over 90% of addicts in recovery.

Why Your Practice is Not Reaching It's Potential

By: Louise S. Dunn
Snowgoose Veterinary Management Consulting

If you look up the definition online, “potential” is the capacity to develop, succeed or become something. When you take a look at your current business, do you see potential? Are there areas you want to develop? Is there a service or a part of the business you want to succeed? How can your business become something – or rather, what do you want your business to become?

Seven Life Secrets From a Millionare

By: Dr. Phil Zeltzman
Dr. Phil Zeltzman

A multi-millionaire shares 7 priceless pearls of wisdom about Life and success. These are practical, real-world, down-in-the-trenches ideas you can easily implement. Following his advice will make you significantly more successful.