Sep
20
2018
Many of you know I brought my border collie, Gus, to Connexity to help provide a little comfort to those who might be missing canine company while at the conference. He had lots of visitors at the show; many people came by the Book Nook to snuggle with him and pose for selfies, or they greeted him happily when he trotted down the hallways. On the first day of the conference, Jayme Motler, DVM, came over to the booth to see Gus....more
Sep
20
2018
The opioid shortage is both a manufacturing issue and a manufactured one. The manufacturing part can be traced back to production issues at a Pfizer Inc. plant in Kansas and residual damage from last year’s Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, a major pharmaceutical manufacturing center. The manufactured part can be traced back to the US Drug Enforcement Agency. ...more
Sep
20
2018
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

A relief veterinarian can be a powerful resource for today’s practices and hospitals. Utilizing these trained professionals as part of a human resources strategy can help create opportunities for work-life balance and give staff the ability to recharge and come back with renewed energy for the work at hand. This story discusses key strategies that can help ensure a successful experience for the relief veterinarian, practice staff, and the client....more
Sep
19
2018
“For many of us, the workplace has become the most diverse setting in our lives,” says Howard Ross who blogs on the SHRM website about his new book, Our Search for Belonging: How the Need for Connection Is Tearing Our Culture Apart (Berrett-Koehler, 2018). He adds that because of more diversity in workplaces, there are also more opportunities to bridge differences. ...more
Sep
18
2018
Prevention is key to improving the lives of our patients and their owners. Learn how preventive care can make a positive difference in your practice with the Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program from Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP). This free, 10-module online course provides veterinary students, technicians, associate veterinarians, and practice owners with information on how to provide preventive healthcare in conjunction with yearly visits....more
Sep
13
2018
“Pain jeopardizes the human-animal bond,” says Ralph Harvey, DVM, MS, DACVA. “[It] jeopardizes everything [veterinarians] seek to achieve.” September is Animal Pain Awareness Month, and Harvey talked to NEWStat about the importance of pain management in strengthening the human-animal bond, and offered a great tip on how front office staff can help. ...more
Sep
13
2018
This week: Counting owls one disgusting pellet at a time, a job-search update on that viral ad for a pet sitter in paradise, and the dog-eat-dog world of dog-walking apps. ...more
Sep
12
2018
As Hurricane Florence churns relentlessly toward the Carolina coastline, veterinary hospitals in the storm’s path are putting their emergency plans into place. If the “storm of a lifetime” were bearing down on your practice, would you be ready? No matter where you’re located, make sure your practice team is prepared to handle any emergency, from floods to wildfires, with these tips. ...more
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