Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Practice Management Consult
Lowell Ackerman, DVM, DACVD, MBS, MPA

Review by Kathy Lyon Star
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This is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of practice management. Many of these issues are left to the office manager, administrator, or the practice attorney, but the truth is that this information should be known by the veterinarian. Having people to manage your practice for you is wonderful, until they do it wrong and leave you in debt or in a legal quagmire. This book will provide concise, easy to use explanations of how the business end of a clinic should be run.

Revised for 2007 publication date, this edition is as up-to-date as you will find. The chapters are:

  • Marketplace
  • Client Relationship Management
  • Communications
  • Financial Management
  • Cash Management
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Administrative Management
  • Practice Safety
  • Legal Issues
  • Planning and Decision Making
  • Facility Management, Design, and Construction

A complete list of topics is shown on the Wiley-Blackwell publishing site.

There are numerous sub-headings under each chapter that include common questions, explain basic terminology of that topic, and define the legal ramification of each. The issues contained in the book seem to stick to the practical applications, without getting too much into hypothetical or theoretical situations. As a legal wannabe, I found it very interesting and enlightening reading.

I have seen many questions on VIN regarding clinic safety, training, drug handling, case referral, client complaints, allowable pre-employment questions, building security, and countless other topics that are explained in this volume. The answers are right here.

I recommend a copy of this book for every clinic.

Blackwell Publishing (2006).

Hard cover, 608 pages, 8.5 x 11" format.

ISBN: 9780781759847.


Table of Contents
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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
 
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* Career Choices for Veterinarians, 2nd Ed.
 
A Veterinarian’s Guide to Financial Planning (VSPN)
 
Associate Buy-Ins – Structuring Successful Transitions, 2nd Edition (VSPN)
 
Educating Your Clients from A to Z: What To Say and How to Say It, Second Edition
 
Equine Hospital Manual
 
Exam Room Communication for Veterinarians: The Science and Art of Conversing With Clients
 
Handbook of Veterinary Communication Skills
 
Job Descriptions and Training Schedules for the Veterinary Team (VSPN)
 
Pain Management in Veterinary Practice (VSPN)
 
Patient Assessment (VSPN Review)
 
Vet. Practice Managemt. 3rd Ed.
 
Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques; A Practical Guide, 1st Ed (VSPN Review)
 
Veterinary Office Practices (VSPN Review)
 
Veterinary Safety Manual (VSPN Review)
 
* Essential Law Landowner 4th Ed.
 
* Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team (VSPN Review)
 
* Vet. Med. & Practice in Future
 
* Veterinary Support Team
 
*Building Practice Vol. 2
 
*Design the Dream
 
*Veterinary Med. Team
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: December 20, 2006

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