December 2010  
Establishing Values for Medical Records Sold Independently of the Practice

As small veterinary practices lose their ability to compete and, most often, their profitability, they often become unsalable. These large, equine and small animal practices usually have equipment, instruments, drugs and hospital supplies that are of minimal value. Many are in mediocre, dated physical plants in which their owners have failed to upgrade through reinvestments. Others are the victims of bankruptcy proceedings because their owners have invested too heavily in all of the above. Still others face rapid devaluation in everything because of the owner's death, disability or loss of license.

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What Are Employee Discounts Costing Your Practice?


It is fair to say most employees at veterinary practices have pets.  Unsurprisingly, it is quite common for employers to offer discounts on services rendered to their employees as fringe benefits.  However, there are a few caveats a practice should be aware of or their discounts may end up costing a practice more than anticipated. 

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Purchasing Pet Drugs On-Line:  Buyers Beware  


The Federal Food and Drug Administration urges consumers NOT to purchase pet drugs on-line.  The FDA warns consumers that ordering Pet Drugs on-line can be dangerous since they may not always be purchasing drugs that are FDA approved. 

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VBA Says Good-Bye to Charlie Deutsch!

Time flies when you're having fun!  It's hard to believe that just 4 weeks ago we were welcoming our extern Charlie Deutsch! Charlie is a 4th year veterinary student from Illinois and spent 4 weeks with us learning the ins and outs of the veterinary business world.  We will miss Charlie!  He truly added a lot of value to VBA in a few short weeks.  We wish him the best of luck and a future filled with success! 

Human Resources Toolkit Now Available

A Human Resources Toolkit is available through VBA.  This comprehensive set of tools and forms provides valuable information about a broad range of concepts, transactions, documents, practices, behaviors and objectives arising out of the relationship between an employer and its employees. 
Human Resources Toolkit, please contact Susan at 908-782-4426 or use the Send Us Feedback link below to send us an email.

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Veterinary Business Advisors
Countryside Plaza North
Bldg E, Ste. 1403
361 Route 31
Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone (908) 782-4426
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