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CareCredit and other Payment Services for Veterinary Offices

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Mon, Jun 05, 2017 @ 06:45 AM

In 2016, U.S. consumers spent a staggering $66.7 billion on pet industry expenditures, with veterinary care accounting for $15.95 billion, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA). For veterinary offices, providing quality care at rates that satisfy both providers and clients remains a top priority. As veterinary costs and households with companion animals continue to rise, the CrossCheck editorial team decided to delve into the fine print of CareCredit.

In addition to veterinary care — projected to hit $16.62 billion for 2017 — consumers collectively spent $14.71 billion on companion animal medical supplies and over the counter medicine in 2016, APPA reports. Unforeseen costs such as an injury or medical diagnosis and routine costs can cause clients to experience difficulties when funding critical care for companion animals.

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Veterinary Offices: Take A Page out Of VPN Magazine

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Mon, May 15, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

With a principle of “gold standard quality content,” Veterinary Practice News (VPN) produces current industry news through a network of seasoned behaviorists, nutritionists, researchers and other field experts. Focused on serving industry professionals located in the United States and Canada, VPN magazine is available to subscribers in both print and digital form. The monthly business-to-business magazine operates a corresponding website to provide veterinary offices and professionals with applicable information on new tools and medications, diagnostics and treatment, workplace issues, veterinary education, and upcoming events.

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Veterinarian Resource: Today’s Veterinary Practice Journal

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Thu, May 04, 2017 @ 03:45 PM

From treating middle ear disease in cats to canine rehabilitative nutrition, the world of companion animal health involves a broad range of specific cases, approaches to treatment, procedures and scientific data. Compiling current peer-reviewed information on clinical and industry topics, the bi-monthly peer-reviewed journal, Today’s Veterinary Practice (TVP), provides veterinarians with an extensive variety of insightful and relevant material.

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How Veterinary Offices Can Keep Companion Animals Safe

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Sat, Apr 29, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

A significant number of companion animal injuries and other health threatening incidents take place in client’s homes, outside of a veterinarian’s watch. While it is the practice of veterinary offices to provide quality care for pawed patients in a safe environment, it is crucial to discuss home safety procedures with clients to help maintain companion animal health and to extend care beyond the office. With potential health hazards lurking in every corner of client’s homes, the CrossCheck editorial team decided to review common causes of injury to produce a collection of top home safety tips.

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Infographic for Veterinary Offices: Human Meds that Are Toxic to Pets

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 @ 01:10 PM

Dvm360 recently posted a powerful infographic about human medications that are toxic to pets, creating an opportunity for veterinary offices to offer sound advice to their clients. “Client handout: Top 10 human medications poisonous to pets” was written by veterinary toxicologist Dr. Ahna Brutlag and published on April 20, 2017 with a downloadable PDF of the infographic.

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The American Animal Hospital Conference 2017

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 @ 02:12 PM

Each spring, companion-animal care takes center stage at the American Animal Hospital Conference. As the only veterinary conference in the U.S. solely dedicated to companion-animal healthcare, veterinary professionals practicing across the continent will congregate for seminars, socials and singing.

Hosted by the AAHA, curtains will open early for a limited-engagement preconference March 29, followed by the main event March 30 – April 2 at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The AAHA Conference is open to all animal health professionals including specialists, technicians, hospital staff and students.

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How to Find and List Veterinary Specialists

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

A recent article on dogster.com named “What Every Pet Parent Should Know About Veterinary Specialists” provided the inspiration for the CrossCheck editorial team to dig a little deeper. After reviewing the seven factors author Jackie Brown believes pet parents need to know about the subject, this article transitions to additional resources for finding and listing veterinary specialists in many geographic areas.

Brown begins by comparing and contrasting general practitioners with specialists. General practitioners have broad training with a spectrum of species and they are well-qualified to treat a variety of health issues, including serious ones. On the other hand, specialists have (1) advanced training in specific aspects of veterinary care, (2) are board certified, and (3) have done residency in their focus area. Specialists typically administer care per referral by a general practitioner. Read More

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The 2017 North American Veterinary Conference

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 @ 01:51 PM

Thousands of veterinary professionals will participate in a variety of educational, networking and entertainment opportunities at the 2017 NAVC Conference where they can also browse the latest industry equipment, software and retail items including pet foods, climate control systems and furry slippers.

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Top 5 Pet Insurance Plans Veterinarians Advise Pet Owners On

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Pet owners desire two things from veterinary practices when it comes to pet care:

  1. Efficient, fully dependable, informed care for their pets by competent techs and veterinarians.
  2. The best possible pricing and or payment plans, particularly in times of emergency.

CrossCheck knows veterinarians don't spend four years in undergrad, four years achieving a D.V.M or V.M.D., passing the NAVLE and taking the veterinarian's oath to bungle pet owner's #1 desire.

Instead, this blog article focuses on how veterinarians can help offset cost by advising pet owners on the top five pet insurance plans, and if all else fails, by offering pet owners a check processing service called Multiple Check that is equally adept at offsetting the high cost of pet care.

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Veterinary Technology: Finding, Feeding and Playing With Pets

Posted by Amber Kingsley on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 @ 01:00 PM

Using GPS to locate missing pets, helping cats maintain proper diet and exercise, and even dogs “calling” loved ones are all part of today’s reality. Looking beyond social media, big business or the newest gaming craze, the tech industry now offers pet parents affordable ways of finding, feeding and nurturing companion animals. These advancements provide veterinarians with the tools to help pet parents solve everyday problems related to the safety of their animals as veterinary technology catches up to the 21st Century. More inventions are certainly on the way.

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