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Articles by Mark Opperman, CVPM

10 veterinary practice time savers

For today's veterinarians and team members, time is limited. Use these efficiency-boosting changes to steal back some of those precious minutes lost and keep your focus on pet care.
Jul 8, 2014

For today's veterinarians and team members, time is limited. Use these efficiency-boosting changes to steal back some of those precious minutes lost and keep your focus on pet care.

Is veterinary medicine too transparent?

A profession open about its economic woes needs veterinary associations to 'spin' negative public perception to make clients understand the need—and struggle—for financially strapped veterinarians to make a profit.
Jun 1, 2014

A profession open about its economic woes needs veterinary associations to 'spin' negative public perception to make clients understand the need—and struggle—for financially strapped veterinarians to make a profit.

Calculating ProSal based on net versus gross production

Q: Currently, we are paying our doctors a base salary plus a 22 percent production bonus quarterly. While my boss thinks it's more fair to the company to calculate production based on net numbers rather than gross, we have another doctor who feels the opposite. Is there an industry standard on such things?
May 12, 2014

Q: Currently, we are paying our doctors a base salary plus a 22 percent production bonus quarterly. While my boss thinks it's more fair to the company to calculate production based on net numbers rather than gross, we have another doctor who feels the opposite. Is there an industry standard on such things?

Are drugs leaving your veterinary practice the wrong way?

Tight drug controls reduce the risk of theft and abuse. Implement these simple steps to avoid messy situations.
Mar 1, 2014

Tight drug controls reduce the risk of theft and abuse. Implement these simple steps to avoid messy situations.

Checklist for better veterinary drug control

Mar 1, 2014

Try these 8 tips to get inventory controls in place.

Get a grip on veterinary support staff costs

It pays to keep an eye on this aspect of practice finances.
Feb 13, 2014

It pays to keep an eye on this aspect of practice finances.

New Year's veterinary practice checklist: 7 things to do right now

Take care of these critical items in January 2014 to reap the rewards all year in practice success, team morale and better medicine at your veterinary hospital.
Jan 7, 2014

Take care of these critical items in January 2014 to reap the rewards all year in practice success, team morale and better medicine at your veterinary hospital.

Why client reviews matter at your veterinary practice

Learn how one bad apple can spoil your clinic's business.
Jan 1, 2014

Learn how one bad apple can spoil your clinic's business.

Take control of your veterinary practice's online reputation

Got a negative review? You can still survive and thrive in the veterinary world by following these simple steps.
Jan 1, 2014

Got a negative review? You can still survive and thrive in the veterinary world by following these simple steps.

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