Apr
3
2014
The pet medications market should continue to grow consistently during the current decade, according to Packaged Facts. The market research company recently released a report projecting that pet medication sales are likely to reach $10 billion in 2018. ...more
Mar
23
2014
Attendees at 2014 AAHA Nashville were afforded one particularly rare opportunity - to pick the brain of famous billionaire John Paul DeJoria. The Paul Mitchell founder spoke to his audience about giving customers a memorable experience that keeps them coming back for more, and creating a culture where people are excited to work. ...more
Mar
22
2014
The collaboration between AAHA and IDEXX Laboratories to help veterinary practices thrive in any economy took another step forward during the 2014 AAHA State of the Industry address at 2014 AAHA Nashville. The two organizations revealed data about the veterinary profession's economic performance and discussed why some practices are growing consistently even in mixed economic conditions while others are declining. ...more
Mar
14
2014
Veterinary practices using Windows XP as part of their business operations have until April 8, 2014, before their important data is at substantial risk. After that date, Microsoft will cease support for Windows XP and no longer provide security updates. Computers still running the operating system will become veritable playgrounds for malicious hackers. ...more
Mar
13
2014
From pet food to veterinary services, American pet owners continue to prove year over year that they are willing to pay up to keep their pets happy. The American Pet Products Association recently released its annual report on pet spending, which showed that Americans spent a whopping $55.7 billion on pets in 2013. ...more
Jan
31
2014
Using dental implants in companion animals is not a widely performed veterinary procedure, but the trend is generating enough buzz that professors from multiple universities have staged a pre-emptive campaign against it in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. ...more
Jan
23
2014
Since the creation of social media sites such as Yelp and Facebook, veterinary hospitals and other businesses have been entered into a popularity contest whether they like it or not. Alexis Nahama, DVM, vice president of marketing for VCA Animal Hospitals, advised NAVC attendees on how to manage their hospitals' online reputation and ensure they are the subject of positive conversations. ...more
Jan
18
2014
The quickly growing field of veterinary acupuncture has taken another large step forward with the recent acceptance of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncturists (AAVA) into the AVMA House of Delegates (HOD). ...more
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