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Issue: 74 - Feb 16, 2015
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Contributors
Animal Arts
Dr. Phil Zeltzman
interFace Veterinary HR System
Marsha L. Heinke, CPA, Inc
Mavourneen LLC/MBF Communications
Robert Malinowski, DVM, MA
Veterinary Success Services

How Much Compensation is Enough?

By: Rachel A. Forthofer, CPA
Marsha L. Heinke, CPA, Inc

Setting compensation for equity participants in closely-held veterinary practices often

entails tax planning considerations. Many veterinary practices are legally structured as

S-Corporations, which provide a unique issue for shareholders: how much

compensation is enough?

Design for Your Patients’ Vision

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

Vision is very different in dogs and cats than it is in humans. The way that companion animals experience the world around them should influence how we design spaces for their comfort and wellbeing.

The Performance Management Cycle

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

How are you doing with the human resources part of managing the practice? Have you found some job descriptions, maybe in a recent textbook? Did you get a performance evaluation form, perhaps from a colleague across town? Are you set up with online training for your team, finally? All of that is wonderful news, except this may not be the best way to manage your human resources.

Your Own Personal Server

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

The term “computer server” has a tendency to strike fear into the hearts of men and women, conjuring images from decades past of mammoth computers occupying entire rooms and being maintained by a swarm of people in white jackets. Even today, servers are usually seen as existing in the realm of IT professionals, beyond the reach of mere mortals and everyday users of smart phones and laptops. Luckily, the versatile object known as a server is now within the reach of most average people.

An Online Review! What’s it to You?

By: Maureen Blaney Flietner
Mavourneen LLC/MBF Communications

If you’ve got something in mind to do – go out for dinner, choose a doctor, find a hotel – do you check online reviews? I do.

A System is the Solution

By: Peter Weinstein, DVM, MBA
Veterinary Success Services

AUTHOR’S NOTE—In May 14, 2010, Impromed published an article with the same name in this newsletter. This article contains some of the same information updated to support the release of, “The E-Myth Veterinarian”, co-authored by Michael Gerber and Peter Weinstein, DVM, MBA. You can purchase the book at http://michaelegerbercompanies.com/web/the-e-myth-expert-series/#veterinarian. Happy reading. But more importantly, happy taking action.

Charisma for the Socially Inept Practitioner

By: Dr. Phil Zeltzman
Dr. Phil Zeltzman

Every time I attend a conference, I am reminded that vets have the reputation of being introverts and socially inept. Multiple personality tests reach similar conclusions – at least for most of us.

So let’s swallow our collective pride, and see what we can do about it.