Practice Pulse Blog

Practice Pulse Blog

  • Group purchasing organizations (GPOs) help member organizations save money on the purchase of drugs, medical supplies, and other items by aggregating purchasing volume to negotiate discounts with vendors. The primary benefit for most practices is the lower prices, but some GPOs also offer practices resources such as continuing education, marketing services, a peer community, and more. There may be limitations to using GPOs, such as the requirement read more...

  • Finding the behavior and words to advocate for yourself in the practice can be difficult. This article will have a strong behavioral focus and feature practice managers who can discuss how s/he took control and brought accomplishments to the attention of the owner.   Boundaries and acting on behalf of the practice   Susie Crockett, CVPM , is a practice manager for three hospitals with Noah’s Animal Hospitals---two general practices and one read more...

  • Practice Health Insurance Benefits

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    Health insurance is one of the most difficult components of a compensation package for practices to deal with due to the complexity of the offerings, the cost, and the regulatory environment surrounding it. This month’s Insiders’ Insights survey dives into various aspects of this benefit. Eighty-six percent of respondents stated that their practice offers health insurance as part of their employment benefits plan. Sixty-four percent read more...

  • April 2020’s survey explored the initial impact of COVID-19 on veterinary practices as well as the changes practices were making to cope with the pandemic.  In May’s survey , some of the same questions were asked to measure the difference a month had made and also delved into some new topics.   This month’s survey explores some of the change’s practices are seeing now, two months after the last survey, and about four months after the first impact read more...

  • Checks and Balances

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    While the term is commonly used in the context of government, checks and balances are implemented in various procedures in any workplace to reduce mistakes and prevent unwarranted actions. Without these safeguards, a business leaves itself open to theft of money and supplies. Checks and balances can be implemented for almost any function performed at a veterinary clinic, from basic actions to more sophisticated procedures. A system of checks and read more...

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