When practices tackle cash flow problems, Denise Tumblin, CPA, says employee compensation often takes a beating. Can you guess which group is hardest hit?
Cater to cats and clients with these feline-friendly hospital design ideas.
The economy isn't perfect, but practice managers make things better at veterinary clinics. Brian Conrad, CVPM—a working practice manager and vice president of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association—explains the need for the dedicated manager to dvm360 Business Channel Director and Veterinary Economics Editor Brendan Howard. No. 1 of a five-part discussion.
Veterinary Economics Editor Brendan Howard recently made a tiny change to his LinkedIn profile—and created widespread panic. Listen to the tale, veterinarians and team members—and learn from his mistake.
Dr. Wade Gingerich explains how the right instruments can make all the difference when performing feline oral surgery and dental procedures.
Hold the phone. Client care representatives are working hard to offer the right service and care to pet owners. And Bash Halow, LVT, CVPM, says they may be stretched too thin.
Does your staff pamper pets to the point that a veterinary visit almost like a trip to the spa? If not, Dr. Andy Roark is here to demonstrate some blissful bedside manner.
Listen as Stephen White, DVM, DACVD, reviews the diagnostic steps he takes when presented with a patient with signs of fungal skin disease.
This golden retriever looks like a "poster child" for hypothyroidism, but you might be surprised at the skin issues she was actually diagnosed with—listen in as Stephen White, DVM, DACVD explains.
Stephen White, DVM, DACVD, discusses how the clinical presentation of pyoderma can sometimes mimic pemphigus foliaceous. Check out his visual examples, in both cats and dogs.
Welcome to the first Tick of the Month, a new video series from The Companion Animal Parasite Council. Way back in BC days, Aristotle described ticks as a “disgusting parasitic animal” and that still holds true thousands of years later! Amblyomma americanum, the Lone Star tick, is a particularly menacing character. In this video, parasitologist Susan Little, DVM, PhD, DECVP, shares its unique personality, habits and risks. Find out if it’s coming your way!
A recent study conducted by Bayer Healthcare Animal Health in collaboration with the American Association of Feline Practitioners and Brakke Consulting, Inc. uncovered the differences between dog owners and cat owners and looked at how those differences affect clients' attitudes toward veterinary care.
The Companion Animal Parasite Council Forecast Maps are an important tool veterinarians can use to encourage compliance, plan ahead to protect patients and develop a parasite prevention strategy. Dr. Byron Blagburn reminds us how the CAPC Parasite Forecast Maps can help.
The Companion Animal Parasite Council has developed the CAPC Parasite Forecast Maps to help practitioners demonstrate the real-world risks of vector-borne disease to their clients. Dr. Robert Lund, mathematician, statistician, and Clemson University professor helped develop forecasting maps for hurricane season. He and a group of other experts used similar models to do the same for parasites. Watch this video to learn more and visit capcvet.org to view the CAPC Parasite Forecast Maps.
There is a list of parasite myths out there and the Companion Animal Parasite Council is happy to be a “myth buster.” Listen to Dr. Susan Little as she ticks one of most common misconceptions off the myth list. A great one to share with your feline clients.
As usual, the Five—like CVC Washington, D.C., from where this episode originates—is packed with experts. This time we hear from Mark Cushing, JD, of the Animal Policy Group on the Fairness to Pet Owners Act and get an update in feline medicine from Dr. Elizabeth Colleran. Also on board are Dr. John Payne on specialist-general practitioner communication and practice management consultant Jessica Goodman Lee with a warning about dysfunctional teams. And veterinary industry analyst John Volk has advice for making cagey clients compliant. dvm360 News Channel Director Kristi Reimer hosts.
You want the new procedure or policy. Brian Conrad—who co-speaks with Dr. Andy Roark at CVC Washington, Kansas City and San Diego this year—shared an anecdote of how he did it in a session. dvm360 Business Channel Director Brendan Howard reports.
Live from CVC Washington, D.C., dvm360 Medicine Channel Director Mindy Valcarcel helps you make sure you are using this form of pain control to its full potential with some pointers from veterinary anesthesiologist Dr. Turi Aarnes.