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Your Actions Can Save a Life: What to Do If Your Veterinary Team Member Asks For Help Dealing With Domestic Violence at Home

By |2019-04-02T15:26:03+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Animal Health Law, Employment Law, Posts by Jeffrey Schick, Practice Management|

As practice owners and practice managers, we want the best for our team members. However, sometimes our team members are victims of a harsh reality: domestic violence at home. If one of your team members trusts you with the truth that they are a victim of domestic violence, you must handle the situation with care. Remember, your [...]

Learn How to Read Your Animal Clinic P&L and Boost Profitability!

By |2019-03-21T16:55:07+00:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Financial Management, Posts by Jeffrey Schick, Practice Management|Tags: , , , |

Let's face it. Most veterinarians start veterinary hospitals because they are passionate about helping pets live healthier lives -- and while being able to pay student loans is important, it's not the reason you went into veterinary medicine. Unfortunately, this also means many practice owners might not understand how to read their monthly financial statements provided [...]

Embezzlement: It Happened to Me, Prevent it From Happening to You

By |2019-03-21T16:57:17+00:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Animal Health Law, Employment Law, Financial Management, Posts by Jeffrey Schick, Practice Management|Tags: , , |

Every veterinary practice, regardless of size, specialty, or location, is a potential victim of employee theft and embezzlement.  I know, because it happened to my family's veterinary hospital. It was a warm July day when I first discovered the embezzlement in our family veterinary hospital. It was a brilliant plan by the employee, but it had [...]

Embezzlement: It Happened to Me, Prevent it From Happening to You

By |2019-03-21T14:03:40+00:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Animal Health Law, Employment Law, Posts by Jeffrey Schick, Practice Management|Tags: , , , , , |

Every veterinary practice, regardless of size, specialty, or location, is a potential victim of employee theft and embezzlement.  I know, because it happened to my family's veterinary hospital. It was a warm July day when I first discovered the embezzlement in our family veterinary hospital. It was a brilliant plan by the employee, but it had [...]

Four Ways Your Veterinary Practice’s Expenses May be Too High

By |2019-03-21T15:33:29+00:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Posts by Jeffrey Schick, Practice Management|Tags: , , , , , , |

Practice Managers: You hear it every day from your practice owners. Practice Owners: You say it every day to your Practice Manager. It's the elephant in the room, yet nobody wants to do anything about it. What am I talking about? Your Practice Overhead expenses are too high! The best managed practices keep overhead costs low and [...]

How to Effectively Manage Employee Performance Issues in Your Veterinary Hospital

By |2019-03-20T01:11:34+00:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Employment Law, Posts by Jeffrey Schick|Tags: , , |

How to Effectively Manage Employee Performance Issues No matter how hard we try, occasionally we have employees who don’t meet performance expectations. This help guide is designed to walk you through the employee discipline best practices, with common obstacles you may face and solutions to deal with them. As always, if you feel that any of [...]

Legal Update: CA 4829.5 “Lizzy’s Law”: Here’s What CA Veterinarians Need to Know about Required Client Drug Counseling

By |2019-03-20T01:03:43+00:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Animal Health Law, Posts by Jeffrey Schick|Tags: , , |

View Printable Version: CA 4829.5 - Info Sheet  CA 4829.5 “LIZZY’S LAW” WENT INTO EFFECT ON JANUARY 1, 2019: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Who Does CA 4829.5 Apply To? CA 4829.5 Applies to Every Veterinarian What does CA 4829.5 Require? CA 4829.5 requires veterinarians to comply with the following new consultation requirements when initially [...]

California SB 1343 Legal Update for Veterinary Hospitals in California

By |2019-03-10T05:04:15+00:00March 10th, 2019|Categories: Employment Law, Posts by Jeffrey Schick|

California employers with at least five employees must provide sexual harassment prevention training and education to all employees in California by January 1, 2020. Since 2005, employers with at least 50 employees have been required to train and educate all personnel in supervisory positions in California in the prevention of sexual harassment. However, SB 1343 has [...]

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