Book Review: Unlikely Companions

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Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of an Exotic Animal Doctor (or, What Friends Feathered, Furred, and Scaled Have Taught Me About Life and Love)

by Laurie Hess, DVM with Samantha Rose

 

I am one of the lucky people in this world who have the pleasure of sharing my life, both professional and personal, with veterinarians. Unlikely Companions allows the rest of the world a small glimpse into the hectic, passionate, and sometime crazy life that I enjoy so much. Continue…

Exit Planning: Getting the Most Out of Getting Out of Your Practice (Part 2)

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Now that we have some understanding of what an exit plan is and what its benefits are, let’s look at the steps involved in creating an exit plan. The steps are: 1) Establish your goals; 2) Consult with your advisors; 3) Formulate your exit plan; 4) Implementing your plan; and finally, 5) Reviewing your plan. I’m going to warn you now, while the steps are simple, they are not always easy to undertake. Proceed with care!
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Exit Planning: Getting the Most Out of Getting Out of Your Practice (Part 1)

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Being a veterinarian is more than just a job, its part of who you are; and as a practice owner this truism applies even more so. Many practice owners spend the best years of their career growing their practice. Leaving the practice that you grew and nurtured is more than just a business decision, it is a life changing moment. Unfortunately many practice owners fail to realize the maximum potential from all their hard work when they decide to transition from ownership, because they put little, if any thought, into how to approach this life changing event. However, with a little effort and planning a practice owner can create a plan of action that allows them to leave their practice at a time of their own choosing while obtaining the maximum after tax profit from the sale and the maximum peace of mind in moving forward with their lives. Continue…

Is My Non-Compete Enforceable?

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willsandtrustsOne of the questions I get asked most often by associate veterinarians when reviewing a potential employment agreement or when they are contemplating leaving their current employer, is, “Is my non-compete enforceable?” The answer, unfortunately, is not always simple or straight forward. Nor is this, necessarily, the right question to ask. Continue…

Welcome!

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Welcome to our new blog! We appreciate your patience while we work on our first post.

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