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Should you buy a no-lo practice?

Don’t automatically rule out a profit-challenged hospital. The problems, from a less-involved owner to poor inventory controls, might be easily correctable.

Be a cut above

Planning a top-notch surgery suite requires attention to detail. Only after you figure out what you truly need can you fine-tune the budget, complete the design and start construction.

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5 technology must-haves

Your clients take advantage of everything the modern world has to offer, and so do you. Then why is your veterinary practice so far behind?

The fearless journey of a homeless pet

Veterinary practices should partner with shelter and rescue organizations to ensure that animals are ready for adoption and get the lifelong medical care they deserve. A new Fear Free program can help.

A group effort

Improving client education and compliance requires proper training of the entire team. Accurate and consistent messaging is key.

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Find your financial footing

Are you stressing over an enormous student loan balance? Peace of mind is achievable if you follow three steps.

Always be learning

The path to enlightenment is paved with lecture halls and PowerPoint presentations. Or we can try something different. In the end, we need to be engaged, excited and current.

A shared journey

The evolution of veterinary education and successful practice requires open-mindedness and a willingness to change. Universities, employers and students all have key roles to play.

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Close the deal

When negotiating an employment agreement with an associate veterinarian, start with the basics — at-will or contract? — and go from there.

What’s your game plan?

You can’t rely on a stroke of luck to get your practice to the next level. Strategic planning and written goals are essential.

5 things you didn’t learn in school

Your clinical skill set is important, of course, but there’s more to being a veterinary technician if you want to thrive and survive.

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How do you measure up?

Client feedback is essential for improving a practice, especially in the purchase of pharmaceuticals and food. If a pet owner is disappointed and you don’t know why and can’t make amends, you might have lost a patient.

Count down to 2020

Figure out what truly belongs in next year’s inventory and plan ways to spread the word — and education — to your team and clients.

From irrelevant to significant

Clinics that commit themselves to getting more patients on parasite protection — and doing it the right way — will see their numbers improve.

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Should you buy a no-lo practice?

Don’t automatically rule out a profit-challenged hospital. The problems, from a less-involved owner to poor inventory controls, might be easily correctable.

Be a cut above

Planning a top-notch surgery suite requires attention to detail. Only after you figure out what you truly need can you fine-tune the budget, complete the design and start construction.

5 technology must-haves

Your clients take advantage of everything the modern world has to offer, and so do you. Then why is your veterinary practice so far behind?

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AAHA updates ‘Compensation and Benefits’ guide

The newly released book explores what veterinary hospitals are paying employees and reveals other inside information.

Drug maker recalls mirtazapine tablets

The medication is prescribed as an antidepressant for people and off-label as an appetite stimulant for cats.

FDA approves broad-spectrum Bravecto Plus for cats

Veterinary sales of the topical parasiticide should start soon in the United States.

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For your employees’ benefit and yours

Compensation is more than just a paycheck. Health coverage, retirement plans and tuition reimbursement can help a practice recruit and keep talented workers.

Employee health insurance and the small practice owner

From reimbursing premiums to group policies to self-funding, companies have several choices.

Automation gets the job done

You don’t have to do everything as a practice owner. From bookkeeping to budgeting, technology will save you time and money.

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