Veterinarians must always be open minded and ready to challenge the status quo when new information challenges how we practice, writes Mark Goldstein, DVM. Goldstein and Michael Petty, DVM, CVPP, CVMA, CCRT, CAAPM, respectfully discuss their disagreements about the medical and societal need for early spays and neuters in America’s pets.
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Gingivitis – Stage 1. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of periodontal disease in which inflammation is confined to the gingival soft tissues only. This inflammation does not clinically extend into the alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, or cementum. Gingivitis can be present without periodontitis.
As in seemingly everything else, millennials are driving pet care trends; they now account for 35% of all pet owners. And the lifestyle choices they make for themselves are being reflected in the lifestyle choices they’re making for their pets.
The internet has become an indispensable tool for pet owners looking to evaluate and choose veterinary care providers. Now more than ever, your practice needs an effective web presence if you want to attract and keep clients. and by going through the Jumpstart Your Practice Online series, you can get a step-by-step implementation process of how to build that web presence.
A research group recently sought to identify why skepticism about vaccines is perpetuated. They found strong evidence of the Dunning-Kruger effects which addresses the inability to accurately appraise one’s own knowledge. Their results point to the uphill battle the scientific community faces as it confronts growing anti-vax sentiment from the public and politicians alike.
When it comes to practice culture, you can either lead or be led. According to veterinarian, psychologist, and Connexity by AAHA learning facilitator, John Jacobson, DVM, PhD, MS, a leader’s behavior influences the people and the practice culture, not the other way around. “When the leader is aware of unhelpful psychological processes that we all experience as part of the human condition, they are more able to respond intentionally in service of the culture they would like to create,” he said. AAHA recently asked Jacobson about the topics he’ll be covering at Connexity by AAHA, why “culture” and “wellbeing” are more than buzzwords, and his tips for living the best life possible.
Making dental care easier to swallow for pet owners requires some modeling choices. Karen Felstad, DVM360 conference educator, speaks to bundling, economical basic pricing and more. Dr. Felsted said at a recent Fetch DVM360 conference. “Communication is what educates clients about what’s important about dental care.”
Telehealth is here. But is it changing the way you practice veterinary medicine? Lori Kogan, PhD, Peter Hellyer, DVM, and Regina Schoenfeld, PhD, want to find out, and they need your help. The Colorado State University (CSU) researchers are conducting a study on how veterinarians at AAHA-accredited hospitals use telemedicine to guide their decisionmaking.
Culture. It’s a buzzword that is here to stay, and for good reason—it bonds your team. Culture influences behaviors, attracts and retains talent, engages employees, and gives you a competitive advantage.