Apr
18
2019
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

There’s no such thing as “just a tech.” Of course, you already know that. From assisting veterinarians in the surgery suite to educating pet owners in the exam room, technicians are critically important to daily practice operations and invaluable members of the medical team. Just ask any practice owner or manager, and they’ll be quick to tell you just how hard a great technician is to find—and, these days, even more difficult to keep. ...more
Feb
21
2019
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

“He’s one of those dogs that needs a job,” Stacia Smith said as she described her dog Max. Smith adopted the now-10-year-old mixed-breed dog from a shelter when he was a puppy, and he has excelled in agility ever since. “He’s a little hard on his body,” explained Smith, who lives in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. “Ever since he came home, he’s been an on-the-go dog.” ...more
Jan
24
2019
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

February is upon us, and that means veterinary practices across the country are knee deep in dentals. In January, Trends tapped social media experts for marketing tips to help fill your schedule....more
Dec
20
2018
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

National Pet Dental Health Month is just one month away. If your February schedule is not already fully booked, now’s the time to ramp up your promotion. The good news is, there’s more to dental health month than offering discounts to attract clients. Trends asked several social media pros to share their ideas for National Pet Dental Health Month. The result is a simple plan to increase dental bookings without denting your bank account and to make your clients champions of pet dental care all year long. ...more
Nov
15
2018
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

To meet the growing expectations of veterinary clients, it’s important to understand new deal-breakers that may drive people away and what strategies customer service researchers have pinpointed that correlate with the greatest gains. ...more
Oct
25
2018
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

If getting cats in the door of your veterinary hospital is like, well, herding cats, you’re not alone. Statistics from the Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study III: Feline Findings, conducted in collaboration with the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) in 2012, showed that only half as many cats receive annual exams as dogs—and most new feline patients who do visit the veterinarian don’t return. ...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
Aug
23
2018
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

Apple first told us that "there’s an app for that" in 2009. Since then, there are even more apps for that – an estimated six million between the Google Play store and the Apple App store, including apps for veterinary medicine and pet owners. And within the larger explosion of pet-related apps, there are now client-facing apps that make it easy for veterinarians to move to a digital mobile practice. But which apps should a veterinarian who wants to take their practice mobile look at? ...more
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