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Making Dollars And Sense Of Compensation And Benefits

Making Dollars And Sense Of Compensation And Benefits

Making Dollars And Sense Of Compensation And Benefits

Erin Macdonald, CVT, CVPM
Erin Macdonald, CVT, CVPM
on behalf of VetMedTeam

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Launch date: 03 Sep 2015
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Managing compensation and benefits for your veterinary practice consists of a great deal more than simply cutting paychecks. FICA, pay laws, exempt vs. non-exempt employees, overtime considerations, independent contractor rules, minimum wages, required benefits, the list goes on. It can all be a bit overwhelming. Having responsibility for compensation and benefits in a veterinary practice can be a daunting task.

Do you know the answers?

-What do all of the payroll terms mean?
-What are the regulations I must follow?
-How do I know if I am paying a fair wage?
-Do I have to pay for meal breaks?
-What if I have a minor working?
-How do I create pay scales?
-If I want to hire someone how do I know what is a good wage?
-What benefits do other veterinary hospitals offer?
-Health insurance is so confusing; how do I select a plan to offer to my team?
-How do I decide a vacation and time off policy?

These are all are great questions that every manager must face. Don't let learning the ropes regarding these human resource aspects be a harder process than it has to be. VetMedTeam has provided an all-in-one course that provides the answers to the above questions, including some you may not have realized you need to know.

In addition, besides getting excellent information and ideas for compensating your team and providing a fair benefits package, this 3-week course will guide you through exercises that will allow you to explore related items within your own practice.

Regardless of whether you are a novice or experienced manager, or perhaps simply someone who is interested in learning more about this topic, Making Dollars and Sense of Compensation and Benefits will help to create or improve payroll protocols.


On completion of this course the learner will be able to:
1. Recognize compensation terminology
2. Develop and implement valuable incentive programs
3. Identify exempt and non-exempt employees
4. Define and identify independent contractors and employees
5. Develop an equal compensation plan
6. Define the Equal Pay Act, FICA and FLSA, and implement polices to abide by laws set by these acts
7. Define paid time off and implement a fair reward system
8. Implement fair wage scales for each position within the practice
9. Describe benefits offered by veterinary practices, including insurance, paid time off, holidays, CE, and retirement plans
Erin Macdonald, CVT, CVPM

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Erin Macdonald, CVT, CVPM
on behalf of VetMedTeam

Erin Macdonald is currently employed at Haines Road Animal Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida and holds the position of Hospital Administrator. She has worked in the veterinary field since 1999, her first position as a receptionist.

In 2006, she received an Associate in Arts Degree in General Studies and an Associate's in Science Degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. That year, she became a Certified Veterinary Technician. After receiving a Certificate in Hospital Management and a Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Technology Management, she achieved the designation of Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2009.

Erin is a member of both the Florida Veterinary Technician Association and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. Erin lives in Pinellas Park, Florida with her son, Kingston, dog, Gemma; and two cats, Gia and Roxanne.

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  • AAVSB-Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE)
  • 0.25 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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