Becoming and staying profitable is harder than it used to be, so a business needs to understand and regularly measure the metrics that define financial success.
Saturday, May 12 is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, a day set aside to raise awareness about the importance of planning for pets’ safety before disaster strikes. This story of one AAHA-accredited hospital employee’s work as an animal disaster first responder originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of Trends magazine. When animal disaster strikes, the team at AAHA-accredited Metzler Veterinary Hospital in Clearwater, Florida, is ready to roll—and Judy Baum drives the semi.
Pet ownership among seniors is also on the rise. Yet while many older Americans enjoy having pets and reap the health benefits of compassion animals, the reality is that caring for a pet can become more challenging with age.
If you don’t know Heather Loenser, DVM, yet, you will. AAHA’s senior veterinary advisor, social media maven, and guidelines guru is taking on a brand-new role this fall as Connexity’s official content weaver, which, as Loenser explains it, is like “an emcee on steroids.”
Always held on July 22, AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day is a chance to say thank you to the veterinary teams who work at accredited practices throughout the world.
Each month in NEWStat , we highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. Many nosocomial or hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) go unnoticed, according to the 2018 AAHA Infection Control, Prevention, and Biosecurity (ICPB) Guidelines. That means “solely relying upon the awareness of outbreaks as a measure of effective ICPB practices results in a false sense of security and unnecessary patient and staff health risks,” the guidelines warned.
Each month in NEWStat , we highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. Although telehealth and virtual care are now on clients’ radar, and in the veterinarian’s toolbox, the key is to get clients to actually take advantage of these services and allow practices to care for their pets in this “new normal.”
Each month in NEWStat , we highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. This month: Pet insurance has been around for decades, but is still widely misunderstood. This article explores a few cases and seeks to offer some clarity on the subject as well.
What if you could sneak a peek inside other veterinary practices’ financials to see how you stack up? Drill down to discover whether you really have lost income to online pharmacies, or if it just feels that way? Or see into the future with “If I do this, then that happens” scenarios? Financial benchmarking can do that for you.
If the phrase “culture of heroes” (not to mention “apple pancakes” and “Mr. Delicious”) mean nothing to you, chances are you missed keynote speaker Kevin Brown, at AAHA Nashville 2017. Fortunately, you’ve got another chance: Based on overwhelming positive feedback from this popular session, AAHA is excited to have Brown back to deliver the keynote on the final day of Connexity 2018.