Cases of feline diabetes mellitus (DM) are cropping up at an alarming rate: As many as 1 in 100 cats in the US are now believed to have feline DM. Fortunately, diagnosing and treating it just got easier....more
When your patients need you, will you be there? There’s an app for that. AAHA has named BabelBark, a pet-related application software developer, as the exclusive provider of veterinarian-to-pet healthcare monitoring and communication applications and services for all of its AAHA-accredited hospitals across Canada and the United States.
Most of us have left a meeting or discussion mumbling this to ourselves or a colleague about a deadline, “YHTBKM!” Often, there’s no discussion in spite of the group’s knowledge that the deadline is not realistic. Deadlines are one of the bigger sources of workplace stress. Employees worry that by asking for a deadline extension, their managers would think they were incompetent and unmotivated. According to studies, managers generally view asking for an extension as a sign of motivation. ...more
Benchmarking is a critical part of practice management. And if you’re not comparing your practice’s financial performance to similar practices, you’re curbing your profitability and limiting your hospital’s potential. Financial and Productivity Pulsepoints, Tenth Edition, can help you unleash both. ...more
PetWell Partners, a Houston-based national veterinary practice network, has become the first organization to earn Practice Network Accreditation from AAHA. AAHA’s Practice Network Accreditation is a new model for assessing and recognizing excellence throughout an organization that owns or operates multiple veterinary practices....more
You and your team have been there: A patient needs life-saving care, but the owner is unable to pay for it. What do you do? When it comes to providing the best care for patients, economic limitations of pet owners can add stress to the equation. Too often, this stress spreads to the veterinary care team, creating additional financial burdens for the practice, and sparking emotional stress for team members who simply want to ensure every pet receives the very best care. To address this situation, AAHA has introduced ...more
“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
Research shows that pet owners are willing to make changes and embrace preventive healthcare visits if they know it will benefit their pets. But for pet owners to find value in the recommendations of veterinary professionals and be motivated by their advice, there must be effective communication between the healthcare team and pet owners. ...more
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