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Articles by Helen Hoekstra

Helen Hoekstra

Conduct a community survey for your veterinary practice
January 1, 2011

A survey helps you gather fees on price-sensitive services and illustrates how important it is for you to handle incoming calls appropriately.

How to compete with spay-neuter clinics
January 1, 2011

Low-cost clinics provide the bare minimum. Start showing—and telling—your clients and community that your practice's high-quality veterinary care is the well-balanced meal pets need.

7 easy steps to a better veterinary practice
December 1, 2010

The end of the year is a perfect time to consider improvements in your veterinary hospital. Use these tips to create the leaner, healthier, happier practice you've been dreaming of.

Planning for future retirement and the sale of your veterinary practice
November 17, 2010

You're ready to hand over the practice you've nurtured throughout your veterinary career. Use these tips to help you line up the right successor, the right time frame, and the right price.

Help your team grow
October 1, 2010

In this season of change, plant the seeds of career growth with a mentoring program.

Ready, aim, hire
September 1, 2010

Targeted hiring yields better candidates that fit your existing team.

What's fair compensation?
January 1, 2010

Keep employees happy and engaged with competitive compensation and benefits.

Converting to electronic records
December 1, 2009

How one practice followed a conversion plan to the promised land.

Find your way: Develop a strategic plan for 2010
December 1, 2009

Plot your route for 2010 by developing a strategic plan for your practice.


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