Jun
27
2018
Despite tramadol’s popularity as an oral analgesic in veterinary medicine, experts have debated it’s efficacy for years. And a new study has added fuel to the fire. Researchers at the University of Georgia found that tramadol was ineffective in relieving pain associated with osteoarthritis in dogs. The researchers compared the use of tramadol with both placebo and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in 35 dogs with osteoarthritis of the elbow or knee in a randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled crossover study. ...more
Jun
26
2018
Naomi Strollo, RVT, addresses money in the veterinary hospital. She says it is important to lead with medicine and then empower your client service representative to manage some cost conversations. She offers some tips for these conversations, including emergencies: Explain what you want to do. Don’t assume price is the problem. Focus on consent, not cost. Offer options. ...more
Jun
25
2018
Dogs know when you’re angry, but they’re not so good at knowing when you’re happy. In fact, when dogs see you smile, they may misinterpret it as aggression: new research indicates that dogs understand people’s facial expressions much better than previously thought. They just don’t always read them accurately. ...more
Jun
21
2018
Trends needs your photos of technicians at work in your practice! Each October, Trends magazine highlights our profession’s terrific technicians with our annual Techs@Work photo feature. Send your high-resolution pictures to Trends editor Ben Williams, and we will print the best ones in the October issue of Trends. ...more
Jun
21
2018
This week: A poll determines America’s favorite on-screen pet, a cool tool estimates the cost of earning a DVM degree, and smarter animals could cause more trouble. ...more
Jun
21
2018
Dogs in the workplace are nothing new to people who work in animal hospitals. But for a lot people, it’s a something that only happens once a year. This Friday, June 22, is the twentieth annual Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWDay). ...more
Jun
20
2018
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) have been around for more than a century in the human medical realm. But as more corporations dominate the business world, GPOs have expanded into other industries, including veterinary medicine. This article looks at the various GPOs that veterinary practices can join, including AAHA’s own version of the GPO, AAHA Advantage.
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Jun
19
2018
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is proud to announce the 2018 recipients of the AAHA Awards for Proficiency in Primary Care. AAHA works with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ Primary Care Veterinary Educators to present these awards in recognition of fourth-year AAHA student members who have shown outstanding clinical proficiency in primary care. The program is open to all fourth-year students who attend a veterinary college with an AAHA-accredited teaching hospital. ...more
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