A complete guide to veterinary office management, Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team, 2nd Edition focuses on the day-to-day front office skills you need to become a valuable member of the veterinary team. It covers duties ranging from scheduling appointments to billing and accounting, managing inventory and medical records, marketing, using outside diagnostic laboratory services, and communicating effectively and compassionately with clients. This edition includes an updated chapter on pet health insurance and wellness programs as well as updated coverage of office procedures and technology. Step-by-step instructions simplify essential front office tasks!
Part I: Veterinary Practice as a Business 1. Veterinary Health Care Team Members 2. The Receptionist Team 3. Team Leadership (adds NEW information on leadership, empowerment and delegation, communication strategies, and conflict management) 4. Veterinary Ethics and Legal Issues 5. Human Resources (adds NEW information on hiring, employee manuals, job descriptions, code of conduct, payroll, and termination) 6. Stress, Burnout and Compassion Fatigue 7. Practice Design 8. Technology in the Office 9. Outside Diagnostic Laboratory Services 10. Marketing (adds NEW information on social media, e-newsletters, blogs, iPhone search, apps, and marketing programs)
Part II: Client Communications 11. Client Communication and Customer Service 12. Interacting with a Grieving Client
Part III: Veterinary Practice Systems 13. Appointment Management Systems 14. Medical Records Management 15. Inventory Management (adds NEW information on Paretos theory, lead time, turnover rate, reorder quantity, bulk purchase, and benchmarks) 16. Controlled Substances 17. Logs 18. Accounts Receivable 19. Pet Health Insurance and Wellness Programs UPDATED! 20. Finance Management (adds NEW information on service pricing, Bayer veterinary care usage study, and discounting) 21. Safety in the Veterinary Practice 22. Security
Part IV: Clinical Assisting in the Veterinary Practice 23. Clinical Assisting 24. Calculations and Conversions 25. Professional Development