Today's Veterinary Business

APR 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 What's your exit strategy? For practice owners, slapping a "For Sale" sign on your hospital doesn't cut it. You need to find a buyer who will pay a fair price, accommodate your needs and preserve the culture you built. Page 10 Friends in high places Veterinary clinics are not immune to workplace favoritism. Playing favorites with co-workers might not be illegal, but it can hurt morale and create resentment. Page 57 Paul Gladysz Constructive Criticism Page 16 Charlotte Lacroix H.R. Huddle Page 52 Leslie Mamalis Money Matters Page 26 Self-proclaimed crazy cat lady Jen Weston, CVT, LVT, is known throughout her community as the person to call when an animal needs help. Weston, the practice manager and co-owner of Northfield Veter- inary Hospital in Denver, has pulled dogs out of trash bins, bottle-fed orphaned baby squirrels, and rescued countless cats and kittens. When possible, the dogs and cats Weston rescues and nurses back to health are adopted to people she knows in the neighborhood. But she won't adopt to just anyone. "I've actually turned potential adopters down because they wanted to have a cat declawed," said Weston, who also convinced her business partner, Shelly Sandel, DVM, that they should ban declaw procedures in their hospital. By November 2017, when Denver voted to ban declaw procedures citywide, Weston and Sandel had made the decision to stop. By Sarah Rumple Continued on Page 32 Should veterinarians perform declaw surgery? For some practitioners, the answer is "no." For others, it's "yes." Even VCA is split. The business of body modification CDS/Today's Veterinary Business 440 Quadrangle Dr, Ste E, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 ELECTRONIC SERVICE REQUESTED MEDIA APRIL/MAY 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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