Aug
19
2014
Just as American veterinarians have struggled with clients who are quick to consult "Dr. Google" before their own veterinarians, their British counterparts are dealing with many clients who flock to readily available online advice. ...more
Aug
12
2014
To Nikhil Joshi, the veterinary industry is full of endless possibilities for entrepreneurial veterinary students who have big ideas and the ambition to develop those ideas into businesses. The opportunity to drive growth in the veterinary industry through entrepreneurship is why Joshi, a student in the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine class of 2015, worked with other veterinary and business students to create the inaugural 2014 Veterinary Innovation Challenge....more
Jul
26
2014
Julie Legred, executive director of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and NAVC senior manager of veterinary technician programs, says that technicians are a practice’s best ambassadors for preventive care. ...more
Jul
26
2014
When a glass is half-empty, it’s also half-full. So let’s fill it up. That’s the outlook among veterinary leaders following disappointing news that the profession has made little progress – and some lost ground – since 2010, despite a concerted, widespread effort to promote companion animal preventive care. ...more
Jul
24
2014
The dilemma of how to handle dog waste in an environmentally friendly manner is taking a big step forward in Boulder, Colo., where city officials have initiated a program to compost tons of the material. ...more
Jul
10
2014
After years of steady growth, PetMed Express is facing stiff competition from deep discounters, including big box stores like Wal-Mart or Target and online giant Amazon. ...more
Jun
25
2014
Previous studies have indicated that veterinary professionals are at an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and mental health issues, but there still remains an information gap and a need for better prevention and intervention. A new nationwide survey beginning July 1 will attempt to more accurately assess mental health issues and needs among veterinarians in the U.S. ...more
May
15
2014
Even though veterinary practice owners and practice managers are working together toward the same shared goals, there is often a communication gap between them that can lead to counterproductive efforts. The Veterinary Hospital Manager’s Association sought to learn more about this communication gap with its “No Baloney Survey,” the results of which it recently released. ...more
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