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Practice Building

Practice Building
Protecting Your Practice From Litigation

Charlotte A. Lacroix, DVM, JD When veterinary professionals are evaluated for negligence, standard of care is the benchmark used to assess veterinary competence. Dr. Lacroix provides an in-depth review of this critical topic. When legally evaluating professional negligence, standard of care is the benchmark used to assess veterinary competence. This standard is reached by veterinarians performing their …

Practice Building
Building Today’s Veterinary Practice

Travis Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT This new Practice Building series will focus on all aspects of building a successful veterinary practice. The series will also follow Dr. Meredith’s journey as he and his wife develop their own practice. As we enter the fourth quarter of 2013 and finalize plans for the upcoming year, the …

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Critical Aspects of Effective Hiring

Karen E. Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM No matter what other issues we deal with in veterinary medicine—a changing economy, declining pet population, pet owners who believe everything they read on the Internet—finding and keeping great employees remains critical to providing outstanding patient care and making the practice financially successful. Effective hiring is the starting …

Straight Talk: Pet Insurance Primer

Travis B. Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT My first experience with pet insurance was probably similar to that of many practitioners. Years ago, on a Friday evening, a client came in with a critical patient right before closing. After evaluating and stabilizing the patient and prepping staff and the surgery room for a splenectomy, the …

Practice Building: Reaching Out to the Community

Karen E. Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM This is the fifth and final article in Dr. Karen Felsted’s Growing Your Practice series, which is based on results from the 2011 Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study (bayer-ah.com/nr/45.pdf). This study investigated veterinary practice performance from both the veterinary professional and pet owner viewpoints.The goal of this series is to …

Selecting Continuing Education for Your Practice Team

Sheila Grosdidier, RVT, PHR, and Monica Dixon Perry, CVPM With all the continuing education (CE) choices available, how does a veterinary practice get the most out of the time, energy, and money spent to receive this education? Veterinary team learning has evolved and the health care team needs targeted, meaningful training if they are to …

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Leveraging Social Media Communication

Sheila Grosdidier, RVT, PHR In the November/December 2011 issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice, the article How Practices Can Thrive in an Online Environment provided a fundamental review of the online resources available to create and enhance your ability to connect with clients, potential clients, team members, and business alliances. This article will address how to establish …

Practice Building: Keeping Up with Today’s Technology and Social Media

Karen E. Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM This is the fourth article in Dr. Karen Felsted’s Growing Your Practice series, which is based on results from the 2011 Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study (bayer-ah.com/nr/45.pdf). This study investigated veterinary practice performance from both the veterinary professional and pet owner viewpoints. The goal of this series is …

Practice Building
Veterinary Teams & Clients: Facing Financial Facts

Karen E. Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM This is the third article in Dr. Karen Felsted’s Growing Your Practice series, which is based on results from the 2011 Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study. This study investigated veterinary practice performance from both the veterinary professional and pet owner viewpoints.  The goal of this series is to …

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