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
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
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