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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2001
Most veterinarians are used to client jokes about deducting the family pet on the personal tax return.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2001
While veterinary central hospitals have been around for some years, they exist in a limited format.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2001
Recently there has been a lot of discussion on AABP-L concerning a Web site that advertises prescription drugs at very low prices.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2001
The only way you can stay current in this changing world of veterinary medicine is to change yourself and your attitudes along with the tumultuous external changes affecting your practice today.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2001
In the first two articles in this series on non-competition contracts, we saw the extent to which failing to be specific or failing to be cautious can work to the disadvantage of both parties to such an agreement.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2001

In the first two articles in this series on non-competition contracts, we saw the extent to which failing to be specific or failing to be cautious can work to the disadvantage of both parties to such an agreement.

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2001
Some of use might have taken a peak at last year's support staff labor costs and discovered that labor costs have risen way over the anticipated budget.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2001

"It doesn't make any difference. I'll soon be out of business anyway."?This statement came in response to a suggestion I made to a client while still in practice. I was surprised. The person speaking was a friend as well as a client, and I knew he ran a profitable operation. He was usually upbeat and optimistic, but this morning there was irritation in his voice.

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2001
In Brief-One provision of the 1997 tax law change is just starting to hit. New lower capital gains rates will apply to property held for more than five years. For taxpayers in the 15 percent bracket, an 8 percent capital gain rate will apply to gain from property held more than five years. Under the current rules, the rate is 10 percent. If you are in the above 15 percent bracket, you will not be able to cash in on the new 18 percent rate until 2006. One exception would allow a property to be marked to market at the beginning of 2001.A 1997 tax law changed taxation of capital gains. A variety of capital gain rates were established, depending on asset classification and taxpayer bracket. Rate application depended on the holding period of various assets through new definitions of short-, mid- and long-term holding.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2001
As we discussed last month, in this series covering issues relating to non-competition agreements, there are almost always hidden issues involved when a veterinarian agrees to limit the scope or location of his or her right to practice his or her profession.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2001
Your most capable receptionist's hubby's job just got transferred 92 nautical miles from your Center For Applied Dog/Cat Maintenance & Repair.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2001

We can look to those we consider successful and learn their methods and priorities. Imitation is a form of flattery.

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2001
Covenants never clear-cut, but give practice owners limited protection
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2001
1. I will train my staff in the principles of proper delegation, and delegate everything that can be performed by another qualified staff member, allowing me to spend my time practicing the skills for which I was trained ... diagnostic medicine and surgery. I will perform few if any tasks that do not require a license from my state licensing board.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2001
There are some companies that have built a reputation for retaining key employees for years.