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Halloween Safety Tips for Veterinary Clinics

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 @ 10:12 AM

Little ones in costume ringing the doorbell, loud eerie music, animatronics on the front lawn and a large bowl of assorted candy set near the front door — a common scene for U.S. households on October 31.

Among the frightful human festivities lurk numerous health hazards for companion animals. Veterinary clinics can help ensure pawed patient wellness by discussing Halloween safety with clients during the weeks leading up to the event and post the same information on the clinic web site. Below, the CrossCheck editorial team presents a list of top tips to keep Fido’s Halloween fright-free.

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Dvm360 Provides Year-Round Info for Veterinary Specialists

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 09:39 AM

The continual rise in Fear Free initiatives, telemedicine and 3-D printing technology are just a few components of practicing veterinary medicine today. These topics are discussed on dvm360, a website serving the U.S. veterinary community with timely business-enhancing content on an extensive range of topics. From current events to medical advancements and improving team communication, veterinary specialists can refer to the dvm360 website to remain knowledgeable, relevant and profitable.

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The Fear Free Advantage for Veterinary Specialists

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Wed, Aug 09, 2017 @ 10:45 AM

Veterinary visits can take an emotional and physical toll on companion animals and their guardians. Stress, fear and health ramifications experienced by a portion of animals and animal guardians due to visits significantly contributes to clients staying home and seeking out alternatives, Fear Free states. To improve the emotional and physical well-being of patients and clients, increase revenue and client turnout, and attract potential clients, veterinary specialists can maintain a stress and fear free environment.  

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Viewing Millennials through the Corporate Lens

Posted by Jessica Fernandez on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 @ 01:10 PM

A recent infographic published by the Wall Street Journal gives a fresh look at how corporations are viewing millennial shoppers. CEOs and executives continue to study Generation Y in an attempt to determine what they like and dislike. This comprehensive infographic features a year’s worth of company transcripts as well as commentary from CEOs from different industries on how they market and sell to this demographic.

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Tags: Home Furnishings, Veterinarians

AVMA Convention 2017 Examines Veterinary Medicine

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Veterinary professionals of all specialties and experience levels will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana this month for another round of continuing education (CE) sessions, networking opportunities and a preview of leading products and services. Hosted by American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the AVMA Convention 2017 is scheduled for July 21 – 25. The not-for-profit association offers industry professionals and students with skill enhancing resources such as:

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Tags: Veterinarians, Events / Conferences

How Mobile Veterinary Clinics Can Improve Convenience

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Thu, Jul 06, 2017 @ 07:45 AM

Mobile veterinary clinics may be best recognized as nonprofit organizations providing free or low-cost spay and neuter services to underserved communities, holistic house call veterinarians or volunteer operations bringing critical care to animals located in vet deserts. With the rise in U.S. consumer demand for convenience, mobile companion animal healthcare services have become increasingly popular. For veterinary businesses on wheels, providing quality care to pawed patients and excellent customer service to clients goes hand in paw. To increase client satisfaction and revenue, mobile veterinarians can incorporate additional services of convenience for clients.

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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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