Managing a Veterinary Practice

Author: Caroline Jevring-Bäck
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702028205
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Medical

This internationally appealing edition has been largely rewritten and contains new, updated information on leadership, the role of a manager, basic financial management, marketing, communication within the practice, and how to achieve good client compliance, as well as much sound practical advice from the author. Aimed at practice owners and managers, and those with a vested interest in understanding business management in veterinary practice, the book explains the core principles involved in running a business. 'Big Business' concepts are explained in practical and applied terms to fulfil small business needs using examples from a wide variety of sources, including internationally recognized business management experts such as Peter Drucker, David Maister, Stephen Covey and Michael Gerber. Fully updated with a new chapter on financial management written by new co-author and economist Erik Bäck Focuses on key management issues including the importance of clear leadership and communication and compliance Creates an understanding of the philosophy and background to effective business management Demonstrates practical applications of the essential management principles needed to run a veterinary practice Introduction of illustrations and photographs highlight and clarify important elements in the text Extended appendices which include guidance on conducting market surveys Highlighted boxes used to emphasize points, show examples and give advice Thoroughly updated to include the latest information and ideas for effective management. Includes new chapters and new appendices for more comprehensive coverage of how to become a successful manager. Written from a business-principles approach that relates the ideas, thoughts, and practices of management experts in practical terms. Explains essential management principles in clear language with practical examples that make content easy to understand. Coverage of practice finances helps the reader to keep track of their business's finances. New second author brings over 20 years' experience as a management consultant and leader in financial and economic analysis to the book.

E Book Veterinary Practice Management

Author: Maggie Shilcock
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702032967
Release Date: 2008-01-17
Genre: Medical

Veterinary Practice Management provides all the practical tips for managing and improving the financial performance of a veterinary practice. Mandatory reading for all owners and veterinary practice managers, it also proves indispensable for commercial veterinary companies and independent outlets alike as well as for all members of the veterinary practice team and representatives who visit veterinary practice managers. Helps the new manager whether from a veterinary background or elsewhere Includes issues around staff recruitment and training, recommending specific pet insurance to clients, new RCVS standards, RCVS Code of Professional Conduct and Medicines Regulations Contains new information on energy and environmental waste management both essential to modern practices Relates theory to practice through practical advice and top tips Provides essential reading for all those taking practice management examinations or continuing professional development courses

Blackwell s Five Minute Veterinary Practice Management Consult

Author: Lowell Ackerman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118662359
Release Date: 2013-08-29
Genre: Medical

Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Practice ManagementConsult, Second Edition has been extensively updated andexpanded, with 55 new topics covering subjects such as onlinetechnologies, hospice care, mobile practices, compassion fatigue,practice profitability, and more. Carefully formatted using thepopular Five-Minute Veterinary Consult style, the bookoffers fast access to authoritative information on all aspects ofpractice management. This Second Edition is an essential tool forrunning a practice, increasing revenue, and managing staff intoday’s veterinary practice. Addressing topics ranging from client communication andmanagement to legal issues, financial management, and humanresources, the book is an invaluable resource for businessmanagement advice applicable to veterinary practice. Sample formsand further resources are now available on a companion website.Veterinarians and practice managers alike will find this book acomprehensive yet user-friendly guide for success in today’schallenging business environment.

Pain Management in Veterinary Practice

Author: Christine M. Egger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780813812243
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Genre: Medical

Pain Management in Veterinary Practice provides veterinary practitioners with the information needed to recognize and manage pain in a wide range of large, small, and exotic animal species. Encompassing acute, adaptive, and chronic, maladaptive pain, the book provides an up-to-date review of the physiology and pathophysiology of pain. Pain Management in Veterinary Practice offers specific strategies for addressing pain in animals, including local and regional analgesia, continuous rate infusions, and novel methods of analgesic drug delivery. With comprehensive information on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics of analgesic drugs, the book goes beyond pharmaceutical options to incorporate scientific information on techniques for complementary treatment, including physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic techniques, and nutritional strategies. Pain Management in Veterinary Practice is a valuable resource for developing pain management protocols in the veterinary clinic.

Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

Author: Mary Ellen Goldberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118811160
Release Date: 2014-10-23
Genre: Medical

Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses guides readers through the important concepts of animal pain management, providing specific approaches to managing pain in a wide variety of veterinary conditions. Emphasizing the technician's role in advocating for the patient, the book equips technicians with the knowledge needed to manage pain in dogs, cats, horses, livestock, exotics, and zoo animals. Logically and comprehensively covering this difficult subject, Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides both introductory material on the tenets of pain management and specific techniques to apply in the clinical setting. With information on recognizing and understanding pain, the physiology of pain, pharmacology, and analgesia in different settings, the book outlines how to practice good pain management as an integral part of nursing care. Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides both basic and advanced information, allowing students, practicing veterinary technicians and nurses, and veterinary staff alike to take a more active role in pain management and develop a more thorough understanding of this complex subject.

Veterinary Practice Management

Author: Catherine R. Coates
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781845939809
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Medical

Veterinarians are increasingly aware of the need to recognise they are working in a business enterprise. From operating as small practices twenty years ago, veterinary businesses are now run along sophisticated models and operate out of multi-million pound hospitals. Drawing together the latest information on practice management, this textbook provides practical and straightforward coverage of major elements, including client relationships and staff management, business and financial procedures, computer systems and project management. With a focus on practical solutions and a section dedicated to useful, everyday checklists and templates, this book is a necessary tool for any practice manager and a valuable guide for veterinary students.

A Practical Guide to Managing Employee Performance

Author: Karen Parker
Publisher:
ISBN: 1583260013
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Genre: Veterinary hospitals

Take the stress and stigma out of employee performance evaluations and turn them into an ongoing dialogue that yields positive results for you, your team, and your practice.When done well, performance reviews improve communication, motivation, growth, productivity, and practice culture. Revised in 2017, A Practical Guide to Managing Employee Performance in Veterinary Practices walks you through the process of conducting reviews that provide value to both the team member and manager and support the practice's organizational and strategic goals.Managing employee performance is about more than just the review process--it's about investing in the success of your team. Help employees reach their full potential and achieve sustainable results for your practice with this step-by-step guide.

Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team E Book

Author: Heather Prendergast
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323570411
Release Date: 2018-12-20
Genre: Medical

Learn to navigate the day-to-day skills you need to be a valuable member of the veterinary office team! Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team, 3rd Edition covers veterinary office duties ranging from: scheduling appointments to billing and accounting, managing inventory and medical records, marketing, using outside diagnostic laboratory services, and communicating effectively and compassionately with clients. This edition includes an all-new chapter on strategic planning and updated coverage of office procedures, veterinary ethics, and technology. In addition, this complete guide to veterinary practice management features step-by-step instructions, making it easier for you to master vital front office tasks! UPDATED! Chapters include the most current information on team leadership, veterinary ethics and legal issues, human resources, practice design, and finance management. UPDATED! Coverage of technology and procedures includes new computer screen shots and new photos Comprehensive coverage of front office skills includes telephone skills, appointment scheduling, admitting and discharging patients, and communicating with clients. Review questions and suggested activities reinforce important concepts presented in each chapter. Coverage of clinical assisting ranges from examinations and history taking for patients to kennels and boarding procedures, as well as radiology and laboratory procedures. Veterinary Ethics and Legal Issues chapter helps you protect the practice, and run an office based on ethical principles. An Evolve companion website lets you practice front office tasks with exercises in bookkeeping/accounts receivable, appointment management, and charting. Downloadable working forms offer practice in completing sample checks, laboratory forms, and incident reports. Information on electronic banking and tax forms ensures that you adhere to the latest financial guidelines. Information on security in office communication covers the most current methods of safe, electronic communication. Practice Point boxes highlight practical information to remember while on the job. NEW! Strategic Planning chapter discusses how to strategically plan for the successful future of the veterinary hospital, and will include details on growing the practice, planning the workforce, meeting consumer needs, and increasing the value of the practice. NEW! Standard Operating Procedures provides a checklist of important tasks associated with that chapter that must be addressed/completed in the veterinary practice setting.

Ambulatory Practice An Issue of Veterinary Clinics Equine Practice E Book

Author: David W. Ramey
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455745067
Release Date: 2012-06-11
Genre: Medical

The equine practitioner will find this comprehensive issue packed with useful, important information on ambulatory practice. Topics include challenges of ambulatory practice, equipment considerations, client psychology and expectations, technology and the ambulatory practitioner, ambulatory medicine, ambulatory surgery and surgical referral, lameness in ambulatory practice, foot care and veterinarian/farrier relations, ophthalmology in ambulatory practice, reproduction in ambulatory practice, dermatology in ambulatory practice, wound care, wellness care, purchase exams and much more!