Building the Successful Veterinary Practice, Programs and Procedures / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $45.75
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 42%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $45.75   
  • New (5) from $70.21   
  • Used (5) from $45.75   

Overview

The second volume of Building the Successful Veterinary Practice shows how to: apply the leadership skills and tools presented in Volume 1 to the veterinary practice of today and tomorrow; integrate leadership into new programs and net producing procedures; create and maintain a successful veterinary practice that will prosper well into the new century.

Using the methods explained in this book, veterinarians can: ensure quality health care delivery; provide adequate remuneration to provider, staff, and facility; and establish a clear community role and market niche.

An extensive appendix provides fiscal tracking systems, nine types of forms and other net enhancing materials which may be used in total or adapted to specific practice needs.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: G. John Benson, DVM, MS (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book is the second volume of a three-volume work on developing a veterinary practice. It addresses the programs and procedures of the progressive veterinary practice that effective leaders must implement. Included in the text and appendix are charts and forms to aid in fiscal and personnel evaluations for both the leader and the team. Ongoing assessment of strengths and weaknesses is vital to aid in establishing the continuous quality improvement of a practice.
Purpose: The purpose is to apply the leadership skills and tools presented in Volume I (How to lead) to the veterinary practice (What to do). The author's goal is to discuss the new programs and traditional procedures necessary to accomplish quality health care; adequate remuneration for provider, staff, and facility; and establish a clear community role and market niche for the practice.
Audience: The text is written for the practitioner. It is also valuable for students since it provides a thoughtful discussion of the philosophy and attitudes necessary to be successful in current and future veterinary practice.
Features: This book is unique in the veterinary field in that it blends practice philosophy with fiscal and personnel management in an easily understood manner which can be applied to the individual practice. The author draws on his vast experience working with the AAHA and as a consultant to over 1,200 veterinary practices. He provides a comprehensive view of the programs and procedures needed to provide effective management of the veterinary health care team. The text is clearly written and illustrated.
Assessment: This book is a valuable addition to the veterinarian's professional library.
G. John Benson
This book is the second volume of a three-volume work on developing a veterinary practice. It addresses the programs and procedures of the progressive veterinary practice that effective leaders must implement. Included in the text and appendix are charts and forms to aid in fiscal and personnel evaluations for both the leader and the team. Ongoing assessment of strengths and weaknesses is vital to aid in establishing the continuous quality improvement of a practice. The purpose is to apply the leadership skills and tools presented in Volume I (How to lead) to the veterinary practice (What to do). The author's goal is to discuss the new programs and traditional procedures necessary to accomplish quality health care; adequate remuneration for provider, staff, and facility; and establish a clear community role and market niche for the practice. The text is written for the practitioner. It is also valuable for students since it provides a thoughtful discussion of the philosophy and attitudes necessary to be successful in current and future veterinary practice. This book is unique in the veterinary field in that it blends practice philosophy with fiscal and personnel management in an easily understood manner which can be applied to the individual practice. The author draws on his vast experience working with the AAHA and as a consultant to over 1,200 veterinary practices. He provides a comprehensive view of the programs and procedures needed to provide effective management of the veterinary health care team. The text is clearly written and illustrated. This book is a valuable addition to the veterinarian's professional library.
Booknews
The second in a three-volume set applies the leadership skills and tools discussed in the first volume to the veterinary practice of the coming millennium. Topics include the process of getting new clients and bonding them to the practice, medical records, budgeting, ways to establish a community market niche, and performance planning. Appendices include sample medical record forms, budget and fiscal report formats, a chart of accounts, and suggestions for using internal promotion and developing a business plan. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

4 Stars! from Doody
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; The New American Veterinary Practice: Why It Requires as Much Training as Medicine and Surgery; New Clients and Their Bond to the Practice: Getting Them and Ensuring Their Return; Medical Records: Continuity of Care for Pride and Profit; Using the Program-Based Budgeting Process; Establishing a Community Market Niche: Internal Promotion Adds Value to Service; Performance Planning in Lieu of Appraisals: Report Cards Are Dead-Say Thank You Specifically and Often; The Future Is Leadership: Vision and Belief for Tomorrow; Appendices: Internal Practice Promotion Ideas; Recognition Program Inquiry; Sample Medical Record Forms; Veterinary Business Plan Development; Fiscal Report Formats with Sample Budget Format; Chart of Accounts; Charts and Graphs for Fiscal Trends Assessment; Supervisors-Planned Performance System; Telemarketing Scripts.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)