Why send pet owners home with a report card? To ensure clear communication with our clients, and just maybe steer them away from Dr. Google and back to the practice, according to AAHA Senior Veterinary Officer Heather Loenser, DVM. “There is so much chatter in the space of pet health care recommendations,” says Loenser. “Despite their best intentions
This week: The real star of Pet Sematary dies, a facial recognition app for finding lost pets, and a cat-killing veterinarian doesn’t get her day in court.
Designing animal hospitals is a pretty specific architectural niche. “There are a few firms around the country that do it [but] it’s extremely specialized,” says Sean McMurray. McMurray, AIA, NCARB, is a principal architect and partner at Animal Arts, a Boulder, Colorado-based architecture firm that specializes in designing veterinary hospitals and animal shelters from the ground up. And while a few firms around the country may do it, Animal Arts is arguably the best-known.
Parvo and lepto and influenza—oh my! No matter how clean your practice seems to be, these and other dangerous pathogens could be lurking in the least obvious places, just waiting to sicken your patients, your clients, and your staff. The newly published 2018 AAHA Infection Control, Prevention, and Biosecurity Guidelines (ICPB) can help.
Looking for a fast and inexpensive way to refresh your hospital’s interior design? The experts at Animal Arts and authors of the award-winning book, Practical Guide to Veterinary Hospital Design, share five top tips. 1. Consider the animals. Everyone has a favorite color, but did you know that colors that appeal to you may appear dull or visually jarring to animals?
Benchmarking is a critical part of practice management. And if you’re not comparing your practice’s financial performance to similar practices, you’re curbing your profitability and limiting your hospital’s potential. Financial and Productivity Pulsepoints, Tenth Edition, can help you unleash both.
Don’t trust the financial future of your practice to something as arbitrary as your gut. Make sure your business decisions are data driven with AAHA’s Vital Statistics Series. AAHA’s bestselling statistical set—including Compensation and Benefits, Financial and Productivity Pulsepoints, and The Veterinary Fee Reference—delivers the key financial indicators you need to improve your practice’s performance.
Diabetes management can be overwhelming and time-consuming for both pet owners and practitioners. To help with this challenge, AAHA is pleased to release its newly revised Diabetes Management Guidelines. Created with an additional focus on empowering veterinary technicians to be a primary source of education and support for owners of diabetic pets, the 2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats offer
You hear these questions from clients all the time. And no matter how often you answer, they can’t keep it straight. It’s too much information, there’s too much going on in the exam room—it’s overwhelming. AAHA’s newly updated brochure, “Vaccinating Your Pet,” can help. It answers these and other common questions, such as
For many pet owners, summer means relieving the heat by letting their pups swim in lakes, rivers, or ponds. Along with the standard water-safety steps you give your clients, there’s something else you might want to mention.