Today's Veterinary Business

AUG 2018

Today’s Veterinary Business provides information and resources designed to help veterinarians and office management improve the financial performance of their practices, allowing them to increase the level of patient care and client service.

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Leslie A. Mamalis Money Matters Page 14 18 columns inside Nicole Snyder Legal Lingo Page 50 Bob Lester Creative Disruption Page 44 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018 A N O F F I C I A L J O U R N A L O F T H E N A V C Dirty little secrets Don't assume your practice is immune to employee drug diversion. Failure to take preventive steps such as thorough background checks can exact a toll on your hospital and invite a visit from authorities. Page 8 The state of the VCPR The advent of telemedicine has brought a new focus to the veterinarian-client-patient relationship and its diverse definitions and interpretations. Page 41 Morgan VanFleet finally had enough. During 13 years as a veterinary technician working in Oregon and Washington, she had watched as she and her colleagues struggled with low wages, meager benefits and em- ployee turnover that often left the hospitals stretched thin. The practice owners, VanFleet said, responded to the staff's concerns with silence or empty promises. What the employees needed, she believed, was a labor union that would work on their behalf. So, in February 2017 she established the National Veterinary Professionals Union, primarily to get people talking. "It really struck a nerve," she said. "People got excited very quickly. Dozens of people told me they always wanted something like this but never knew where to start." Organized labor gained a foothold at two West Coast veterinary hospitals, but whether its entry is an aberration or the sign of a groundswell is up for debate. By Don Vaughan The union question Continued on Page 31 NEW! MEDIA CDS/Today's Veterinary Business 440 Quadrangle Dr, Ste E, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 ELECTRONIC SERVICE REQUESTED

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