January 9, 2023
What prevents us from practicing a spectrum of care?Many factors can interfere with our comfort or ability to offer a spectrum of care. Examining these barriers and how to overcome them is the first step in broadening the use of spectrum of care approaches.
January 4, 2023
Which social media platforms should my practice use?Get your questions answered in this advice column by veterinary social media marketing coach Cheyanne Flerx ! In her first column, s he says your best social media platform depends on your clients’ demographics , your bandwidth, and your goals.
January 3, 2023
Bringing One Health to life through education and advocacyWhen Deborah Thomson, DVM, graduated from veterinary school, she had no inkling she would start a global nonprofit, speak and teach internationally, or publish a book on science communication. NEWStat columnist Emily Singler, VMD, hopes others in vet med will follow her lead.
December 30, 2022
2023: The Year of the TeamThe future of vet med is team-based and patient-centered, writes AAHA Chief Medical Officer Jessica Vogelsang, DVM. Grab a chocolate chip cookie and get ready for 2023, the “Year of the Team.”
December 28, 2022
Top 10 NEWStat of 2022: #5–1Topics that most interested NEWStat readers in the past year included stories on how clients perceive scrubs versus lab coats, staffing shortages, and some not-so-mysterious cases of parvo.
December 21, 2022
Top 10 NEWStat of 2022: #10–6Topics that most interested NEWStat readers in the past year included treating cat pain, research on aging in dogs, mental health resources, and the question of whether vet professionals are genetically wired to work with animals.
December 18, 2022
2023 Vet med hiring and retention trendsVeterinarians and techs are still in high demand in 2023. Expect higher salaries, signing bonuses, and more hesitance to sign noncompete agreements, according to Stacy Pursell of The Vet Recruiter.
December 16, 2022
Arizona Vet School’s “bold new approach” to teachingA cross-disciplinary approach aims to turn veterinary students at the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine into “day-one-ready” practitioners through hands-on learning and mentorship.
December 13, 2022
8 Ways to manage phone call volume smarterAre your clients and team frustrated by high phone call volume? Some upfront planning and simple strategies like phone trees, on-hold messaging, and auto texts can help. Start with an honest look at how easy (or not) it is for your clients to reach you.
December 12, 2022
AlignCare: A One Health approach to veterinary care accessAlignCare is a community-based program that helps families pay for their pet’s care—the potential mental health benefits are huge for clients and the vet team.