Aug
16
2016
Eighty-three percent of cats are taken to the vet in the first year of ownership, yet over half of them don't return, according to the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). Here’s an opportunity to change that. In honor of National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day on Monday, Aug. 22, the AAFP is offering free, downloadable resources practices can use on their websites, via social media, and by posting in their practices to educate cat caregivers on the importance of routine check-ups. ...more
Aug
10
2016
Today, pet owners rely heavily on the Internet to evaluate and choose veterinary care providers. That’s why a website that speaks to potential clients is critical. Luckily, there are some free resources to help. Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP), an alliance of 100+ veterinary associations, veterinary colleges, and animal health companies focused on preventive care led by AAHA and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), has developed a free, downloadable Internet Strategy Implementation Series to help your practice with its website and social media. ...more
Aug
3
2016
Media sources are full of articles these days about suicide in the veterinary profession. Intense experiences are commonplace and stress is inevitable. But, with awareness and a little skill, its negative impacts are not. The authors share perspective and outline a technique called intentional breathing. Continue reading
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Jul
18
2016
Is your practice’s culture task-oriented, that is, focused externally on problems, or relationship-oriented, that is, focused internally on issues such as communication? Whichever it is, adopt the opposite style to be an effective leader, a new study suggests. Researchers from Georgia State University found that improving an organization’s performance comes down to its leader adopting a leadership style opposite that of the culture. The study was published in the June issue of Applied Psychology. ...more
Jul
14
2016
Researching patient health challenges is part of the job of veterinary professionals. A new resource hopes to make that task easier. In June, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) launched a free animal health studies database as a resource for veterinarians and animal owners exploring options for treatment. Researchers can also seek animals to participate in clinical studies. ...more
Jul
7
2016
Learn how to use the word “jellyfish” to keep meeting discussions from drifting. Our team likes this concept knowing how easy it is to stray off topic in meetings, sales calls and general conversation....more
Jul
6
2016
Strategy, skill and execution are important to achieve success in most veterinary hospitals and practices. However, the mental side of the challenge is too often overlooked in leading the practice team to ultimate goals and successes....more
Jun
30
2016
July 4th is right around the corner and the lazy days—and late starts—of summer are in full force. In fact, more than one in five U.S. workers (23%) are late to work once a month, and 14% are late weekly, according to CareerBuilder. The Society for Human Resources Management reported some of the more creative excuses, culled from CareerBuilder’s nationwide survey in late 2015 responded to by 2,595 hiring and Human Resources managers and 3,252 full-time, U.S. workers. The results were released on Jan. 28. ...more
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