Practice Building

Practice Building:
Who Are the Leaders in Your Practice?
Characteristics of Good Leaders

Wendy Hauser, DVM Peak Veterinary Consulting, Parker, Colorado “One of the most rewarding roles in managing a study group of practices is working with professionals who bring innovative ideas to the field of small business management. Dr. Wendy Hauser’s unique approach to cultivating everyday leaders is a topic worth sharing through the Practice Building column. …

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Practice Software & Technology, Part 2


 Travis Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT This year’s Practice Building column has been focused on building today’s veterinary practice. The series is dedicated to providing readers insight into issues and resources that support long-term practice growth. Previous articles have focused on areas of investment, lending and capital access, marketing and client communication tools, and …

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Veterinary Practice Software & Technology – Part 1

Travis Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT Practice information management systems are integral to managing veterinary practices. Part 1 of this 2-part series highlights the technical aspects, system hallmarks, coming attractions, and cost of 3 of the leading PIMS used by practices today. This year’s Practice Building column has been focused on building today’s veterinary practice. The series is …

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Adding the Next Level of Services

Travis Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT What specific competitive threats does your practice face? Dr. Meredith provides 7 questions you need to ask before expanding your service offerings. This year’s Practice Building column is dedicated to building today’s veterinary practice. The goal of this series is to describe the many elements that impact the growth and success of …

Practice Building: Beyond the Yellow Pages Part 2: Client Matchmaking Tools

Travis Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT, Calico Financial, Philadelphia, PA, Affinity Veterinary Center of Malvern, Malvern, PA, and Christine Meredith, VMD, Affinity Veterinary Center of Malvern, Malvern, PA The authors share their firsthand experience with and the key features of 3 online platforms—facebook.com, veterinarians.com, and vetfinder.com—designed to assist practitioners in attracting new clients. This article, …

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Emerging Technologies for Engagement & Interaction with Clients
Part 1: Client Engagement Tools

Travis Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT, Calico Financial, Philadelphia, PA, Affinity Veterinary Center of Malvern, Malvern, PA Christine Meredith, VMD, Affinity Veterinary Center of Malvern, Malvern, PA The authors introduce 3 client engagement platforms on the market today—Vsmart, Demandforce, and The Vet App—and how this technology can enhance communication with your clients. This year’s Practice …

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Lending and Capital—Funding Your Future

Travis Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT Calico Financial, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Affinity Veterinary Center of Malvern, Malvern, Pennsylvania Considering buying a practice? Building a new facility? Expanding current operations? In this article, Dr. Meredith guides you through the process of obtaining financing—understanding loan terms and your credit history, evaluating loan products, and researching prospective lenders. A …

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Moving Forward
Investing in the Future of Your Practice

Travis Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT Affinity Veterinary Center of Malvern, Malvern, Pennsylvania Axxiom—The Practice Impact Group, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dr. Meredith explores proactive, strategic investment decisions for practices committed to generating additional income, offering the highest quality of medicine, providing an optimum patient experience, and creating a productive work environment. This year’s Practice Development series …

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