Today's Veterinary Business

FEB 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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2 Today's Veterinary Business What is your practice's policy on workplace romance? That's the question we invite you to answer in the first installment of Hot Tips, a regular feature intended to help you learn about the business of veterinary medicine from the point of view of other hospitals. In 100 words or less, answer the question above, elaborate as best you can, and email your response to kniedziela@navc.com. The subject line should read "Hot Tips." Please include your name, professional degrees and credentials, workplace or city of residence, and contact information. Selected responses will be published in an upcoming issue of Today's Veterinary Business. Welcome! Editor-in-Chief Deborah A. Stone, MBA, Ph.D., CVPM dstone@NAVC.com Editor Ken Niedziela kniedziela@NAVC.com Art Director Brent Cashman bcashman@NAVC.com Vice President of Sales & Marketing Rick Boggess rboggess@NAVC.com Senior Account Executive Kim Long klong@NAVC.com Senior Account Executive Allyson Archambault aarchambault@navc.com Director of Sales Doreen Carpenter dcarpenter@NAVC.com Account Executive Paige Ellington pellington@NAVC.com Director of Audience Development Sondra Reynolds sreynolds@NAVC.com Director of Training and Channel Relationships Rachel Bailey rbailey@NAVC.com Group Publisher Chris Kelly ckelly@NAVC.com NAVC Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Bohn, MBA, CAE tbohn@NAVC.com NAVC Chief Media and Sales Officer Laura C.S. Walker lwalker@NAVC.com Kelly Baltzell, MA, Beyond Indigo Pets president Mark Cushing, JD, Animal Policy Group partner Amanda Donnelly, DVM, MBA, ALD Consulting owner Eleanor Green, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences dean Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, JD, Veterinary Business Advisors founder Mary Beth Leininger, DVM, former AVMA president and retired Hartville Group executive Zack Mills, DVM, Duluth, Georgia, practice owner Jeff Thoren, DVM, PCC, BCC, Gifted Leaders founder Ernie Ward, DVM, CVFT, E3 Management owner Fritz Wood, CPA, CFP, veterinary industry consultant Editorial advisory board An Official Publication of the www.NAVC.com Welcome! NAVC board of directors President K. Leann Kuebelbeck, DVM, DACVS Immediate Past President Gail Gibson, VMD President-elect Cheryl Good, DVM Vice President Paige Allen, MS, RVT Treasurer Laurel Kaddatz, DVM Directors Harold Davis Jr., RVT, VTS (ECC) Sally Haddock, DVM Bob Lester, DVM Mark Russak, DVM, CVJ Today's Veterinary Business (ISSN 2574-5816 print and ISSN 2574-5824 online) is published bimonthly (Feb/Mar, Apr/May, Jun/Jul, Aug/Sep, Oct/Nov, Dec/Jan) by the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC), 622 E. Washington St., Suite 300, Orlando, FL 32801. Copyright 2018. All rights reserved. Please note: The opinions stated in this publication are those of the respective authors and do not necessarily represent the opinions of NAVC or its editorial advisory board. Subscriptions only: Contact 630-739-0900 or CDS/Today's Veterinary Business, 440 Quadrangle Drive, Suite E, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. For a new subscription, renewal, cancellation or address change, visit www.todaysveterinarybusiness.com/subscribe to fill out an online form. Your subscriber ID is directly above your name on the address label. Free subscriptions only to qualifying subscribers. Qualifying subscribers include veterinarians, members of the veterinary health care team, veterinary school faculty, veterinary students and other professionals allied to the field. Eastern States Veterinary Association Inc. (NAVC) reserves the right to determine eligibility for a free subscription. Ken Niedziela • Editor We won't deny readers the opportunity to broach topics that might make you feel uncomfortable or even anger you. After all, I'm sure you will agree, there's nothing wrong with open, respectful discourse. If you're like me, when you finish an online article about some controversial topic, you zip to the comments section to see what other readers think about the issue at hand. And if you're like me, sometimes you weigh in, too. I enjoy reading opposing viewpoints because they open my eyes to facts and arguments that I might not have known or strongly considered. I learn whether I am in the majority or the minority. And sometimes, what someone has to say is enough to change my mind. On Page 4 in this issue of Today's Veterinary Business is the debut of Viewpoints, a letters to the editor page that welcomes contri- butions from readers like you. We want to know — and share with 50,000 other veterinary professionals — what you think about the articles we publish, what we did wrong, and perhaps how we met or exceeded your expectations. Viewpoints, however, isn't just a forum for evaluating our seven-month-old journal. It's also a place for you to inform your colleagues about emerging or hot-button issues in the veterinary profession and explain why you feel the way you do. Kicking off Viewpoints is a letter that outlines why the veterinary industry needs a labor union. You heard that right, practice owners and managers. You can blot the spilled coffee from your scrub top now. Rest assured, Today's Veterinary Business is impartial and trans- parent. We take no position on labor unions, for or against. And we won't deny readers the opportunity to broach topics that might make you feel uncomfortable or even anger you. After all, I'm sure you will agree, there's nothing wrong with open, respectful discourse. If you disagree with the letter submitted by Liz Hughston of the fledgling National Veterinary Professionals Union, write to us and explain why. If you agree with her, write in as well. Letters of 600 words or less may be emailed to me at kniedziela@ navc.com. The subject line should read "Letter to the Editor." Please include your name, professional degrees and credentials, workplace or city of residence, and contact information. Sincerely, Ken Niedziela Your opinion matters COMING SOON: HOT TIPS

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