Today's Veterinary Business

FEB 2019

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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18 columns inside You can't handle the tooth! A gap exists between how we usually approach pet dental care and what we ultimately can achieve. The opportunities to improve patient health and boost practice revenue are huge. Page 11 Get on board or get out of the way Whether you support it or not, telehealth is here to stay. Page 16 Continued on Page 44 Eric D. Garcia Socially Acceptable Page 34 Cindy Trice VetPartners Corner Page 62 Mark Opperman Practice Smarter Page 56 For today's young veterinary professionals, an excellent quality of life is a must-have. Practice owners need to embrace a new employment model if they want to hire and keep the best and brightest. Life first, work second The game has changed in the world of veterinary employment, and to succeed in today's market, practices need to play by new rules. Job applicants are looking for different things from an employer than in years past. For that reason, practices planning to hire and retain great new talent must understand two basic principles: • There are a lot more openings than applicants. • Applicants can hold out for exactly what they want in an employer. Before we examine what applicants want, let's cruise up to 30,000 feet and survey the landscape. Here's what you'll see: There's never been a better time to be a veteri- nary professional. Pet lifespans are up, euthanasia is down, pet spending is up, and we're on the cusp of a technological revolution in how we can better connect pets, their owners and veterinary teams. 1 Distributive learning, the education model of the future, has arrived. Page 46 Inside By Bob Lester, DVM CDS/Today's Veterinary Business 440 Quadrangle Dr, Ste E, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 ELECTRONIC SERVICE REQUESTED MEDIA FEBRUARY/MARCH 2019 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

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