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Trends Digital Issue

Dream Lab

August 2018

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Articles in this issue

Inside AAHA

Mark McConnell reflects on his year as AAHA president; making connections at Connexity; meet your MX Team; and tips on radiation safety and your accreditation evaluation
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Notebook

News and industry briefs including these topics: procrastination, taking breaks, tips for tinyURL, IRS help with disaster recovery, personal wellness, holding lost pets, the looming French Bulldog Crisis, and multitasking
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The Anatomy of a Veterinary Lab: A Photo Examination of an Enviable, State-of-the-Art Lab

The state-of-the-art lab at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital opened in March 2018 and is the third reference lab for Ethos Diagnostic Science, which was founded in 2015 as the diagnostic arm for Ethos Veterinary Health. As the “mastermind behind the design” and part of the implementation team that made the decisions that went into setting up all three labs, Mindy LaFarga, BS, RVT, national laboratory director for Ethos Diagnostic Science, chose everything from the pieces of equipment and their placement in the space to the height of the cabinets and the large center island.
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Helping Grieving Clients: Helping Stressed-Out Pet Caregivers—Without Stressing Out

You went into veterinary medicine because you love animals. But the pets’ owners–your clients–are part of the package. When your patients have chronic or terminal illnesses, you do all you can to ease their burden. But what about the burden their owners carry? Should you, can you, help them without hurting your business or becoming stressed out yourself?
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All Lab Tests Are Not Created Equal: Evolving Changes in Veterinary Lab Services

Veterinary practices need to stay abreast of the changes in laboratory services and pay attention to their “Circle of Care.” The Circle of Care is unique for every practice, but it is based on patient care, client service, and business success—all three are intertwined in a successful practice, and only focusing on one of these can be detrimental to the stability of the Circle. Maintaining your focus on your Circle of Care will help you navigate changes in your lab services, and assist you in choosing lab and/or diagnostic platforms that are valued by your clients and are profitable for your business.
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Ransomware Attacks (Infographic)

Ransomware attacks are on the rise. Learn what you need to know to protect yourself and your data.
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Winn-Win: Winn Feline Foundation Celebrates 50 Years of Funding Veterinary Research for Cats

In 2018, the Winn Feline Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary. Since 1968, the nonprofit has funded more than $6 million in research into feline health. This article interviews Winn leadership and veterinary experts about Winn’s impact on cats—from past research milestones to promising current studies.
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In the Community: Farm to Fries

AAHA-accredited Gateway Veterinary Services in Melfort, Saskatchewan, teaches local children how food is produced on farms.
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