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  • Pet and Disaster Preparedness
    Hurricanes.  Tornadoes.  Earthquakes.  It could be a snowstorm.  Or a flood.   You've made it through safely, but what about your pets?Follow these tips to make an emergency plan for your pets:1. Microchip your petsMicrochipping is one of the best ways to ensure that you and your pet are reunited if you are separated.  Include at […]
  • Beloved Best Friends - Our Favorite Dogs in Literature
    The kids are back in school.  The days are growing shorter.  Soon, a cold wind will blow and we’ll be spending more time indoors.  Put the remote down; it’s time to pick up a good book and hunker down in a comfy chair.Kids and adults alike love a good story that has a great dog […]
  • Protect Your Horse From Autumn Health Hazards
    With the start of autumn, new challenges arise for breeders, owners, and boarders. You need to be aware of a variety of conditions from colic to worming, atypical myopathy to mud fever.  Colic Equine colic is defined as a condition of severe abdominal discomfort characterized by pawing, rolling, and sometimes the inability to defecate. The change […]

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PEST Analysis

Tis the season for planning next year. PEST Analysis is often linked with SWOT Analysis, however, the two tools have different areas of focus. PEST Analysis looks at "big picture" factors that might influence a decision, a market, or a potential new business. SWOT Analysis explores these factors at a business, product-line or product level. [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Veterinary Consult Corner|

The Next Step is Team-Based Operations

“Never tell people HOW to do things.  Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. - General George S. Patton   When I wrote the text, The Practice Success Prescription: Team-based Veterinary Healthcare Delivery (VIN PRESS 2008), we made it available in the VIN Library for free download.  I thought I [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Veterinary Consult Corner|

ALONE IN A CROWD – THE NEED FOR AN ALLIANCE

  Someone once said, ". . . it was lonely at the top . . .", but the fact is it can be lonely anywhere in the organization.   Veterinary medicine is a lonely business for veterinarians. The doctor is always surrounded by people looking for an answer: staff, clients, and the community. The owner [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Veterinary Consult Corner|

Your Future Veterinary Practice

The uninformed consumer will compare using prices; it is the only thing they know which is comparable.  The client who receives a value-added service learns more than price for comparisons.            Dr. T. E. Catanzaro   For more than 50 years, veterinary medicine had thrived in a seller's market as a safe profession in which a [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|Veterinary Consult Corner|

Workaholic or Work Enthusiast

He used to be a classic workaholic, and after seeing how little work and career really mean when you reach the end of your life, he put a new emphasis on things he believed counted more. These things include: family, friends, being part of a community, and appreciating the little joys of the average day. [...]

By | August 17th, 2016|Veterinary Consult Corner|

“ACCESS” IS BETTER THAN “ASK US”

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. It isn't difficult to understand why some practices have a dwindling number of clients when access is assessed from the client's viewpoint. The only thing a veterinary practice has to "sell" is peace of mind to the client; everything else must be allowed to be "bought" by the [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Veterinary Consult Corner|

Bioethical Organizational Behavior – a Leadership Mandate

  Bioethics is the study of typically controversial ethics brought about by advances in healthcare, biology, and medicine. It is also moral discernment as it relates to medical policy, practice, and research. Bioethicists are concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, and philosophy. It also includes the [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Veterinary Consult Corner|

THE OTHER 3 R FACTORS

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love -- and to put his trust in life.   Joseph Conrad This is a very unusual quote for a veterinary practice management person to use.  Our veterinary profession is based on caring.  Whether it be a veterinarian, a nurse technician, a [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|Veterinary Consult Corner|
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