Financial

Can You Afford to Add an Equine Veterinary Associate?

by Amy Grice, VMD, MBA
There are both personal and financial reasons to hire an associate for your equine veterinary practice.

When to Add Equine Veterinary Equipment or Services

by Amy Grice, VMD, MBA
Make sure that you understand the financial repercussions of your investment decision before you invest in new equipment or services.

Improving Cash on Hand in Your Business

by Mike Pownall, DVM, MBA
It is better for the business owner to have cash on hand than tied up in inventory or with clients.

So … How Much Is That Gonna Cost Me, Doc?

by Amy Grice, VMD, MBA
Charging appropriate fees is the foundation of profitability, but veterinarians commonly struggle with setting fees for the services they provide. Because veterinary education has traditionally been...

Euthanasia Survey Results

by Katie Navarra
This small survey provides some thoughts on euthanasia services.

Shopping at Trade Shows

by Nancy S. Loving DVM
Whether you've got plans to upgrade your veterinary practice, wish to minimize tax liability by making an equipment purchase to help with a one-time write-off (tax code Section 179) or you are...

The Cost of Becoming an Equine Veterinarian

by Amy Grice, VMD, MBA
Most equine veterinarians remember their first inkling that they wanted to be vets, and often it occurred very early in their lives. So early, in fact, that it almost seemed like a...

Breaking the Silence

by Amy Grice, VMD, MBA
In order to communicate effectively about disappointing outcomes, clinicians must understand the cause of the problem--and how the client feels and thinks about...

The ABCs of Business Resources: Attorney, Banker, CPA

by Kimberly S. Brown
Most veterinarians will work with an attorney, a banker and a certified public accountant (CPA) at some point in their professional careers. These people are often key business resources for a...

Don’t Just Name Your Price

by Winona Burgess, DVM, CPA, MBA
Pricing your services--from lameness exams to Coggins tests to major surgeries--is challenging no matter how you look at it. It’s hard to determine pricing that is fair, yet profitable...

Did You Hear The One About Ole Doc Smith?

by James Guenther, DVM, MBA, MHA, CVPM, AVA
Doc Smith has worked hard over the years. He has been a sole proprietor, had a partner, gone through one divorce, split from his business partner, and now has an associate who wants to...

Will You Create Tax Problems by Selling Your Practice?

by James Guenther, DVM, MBA, MHA, CVPM, AVA
I know from first-hand experience the trials and tribulations of transitioning out of your veterinary business. First, you learn how hard it is to make that decision to list your business when it is...

The Ultimate Scorecard: Annual Valuations

I am a veterinarian, business consultant, and a veterinary business owner. I see my veterinary business from all sides. I work there, I act as a business consultant to identify issues that...

A Simple Checklist To Determine if You Are On the Right Road to Retirement

Are you really prepared to transition from business ownership to doing something you always wanted to do? Will the sale of your business be your retirement or will it be the icing on the cake? The answer lies in the simple truth: Do you have a business or a job?

The Fairest of the Fair

by Carolyn Heinze
Money talks, and these days it's difficult to avoid a discussion about it. No matter the economic climate, however, developing a reasonable associate compensation model requires equine practices...

News List

Keeping Up from the 2016 AAEP Convention: Effect of Dose and Diet on Omeprazole
A topic from the 2016 AAEP Convention focused on the effects of diet and dose on the duration and potency of acid suppression from administration of omeprazole used for treatment and prevention of gastric ulcer syndrome... Read More
Multiple Reports of Strangles and EHV-4 in Nevada
The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) began receiving accounts of horses exposed to equine herpesvirus type-4 (EHV-4) and Streptococcus equi... Read More
Equine Herpes Virus Confirmed in Texas Horse
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) confirmed equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), the neurologic disease linked to equine herpesvirus type 1, in a Denton County barrel racing horse on... Read More
USEF Agrees to Grant Farmer/Glefke Rehearing Request
The United States Equestrian Federation Hearing Committee has granted a request for a rehearing in the case against Kelley Farmer and Larry Glefke for the presence of GABA in the horse... Read More

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