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March 21, 2018

TRENDS IN YOUR INBOX: Allergies—The Personalized Medicine Approach

Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. Canine atopic dermatitis (CAD) is a common and often frustrating disorder to manage for both pet owners and veterinarians. Our current approach is to wait for pets to become clinically problematic and then start managing the clinical signs (in this case, pruritus). There is another way.

August 23, 2018

TRENDS IN YOUR INBOX: Going mobile—Tech for connecting with clients

Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. Apple first told us that "there’s an app for that" in 2009. Since then, there are even more apps for that – an estimated six million between the Google Play store and the Apple App store, including apps for veterinary medicine and pet owners. And within the larger explosion of pet-related apps, there are now client-facing apps that make it easy for veterinarians to move to a digital mobile practice. But which apps should a veterinarian who wants to take their practice mobile look at?

May 16, 2019

TRENDS IN YOUR INBOX: The Skinny on Genes

Each month in NEWStat, we highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. It’s a confusing world for veterinary healthcare teams when it comes to genetic testing. There are now panels available that will screen for dozens or even hundreds of different genetic variants and markers. At the same time, most genetic tests today are also available directly to consumers, so clients can request such testing themselves, just as they do with companies like 23andMe and other, similar services.

April 18, 2019

TRENDS IN YOUR INBOX: A Tech Is Not a Tech Is Not a Tech . . . Anymore

Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. There’s no such thing as “just a tech.” Of course, you already know that. From assisting veterinarians in the surgery suite to educating pet owners in the exam room, technicians are critically important to daily practice operations and invaluable members of the medical team. Just ask any practice owner or manager, and they’ll be quick to tell you just how hard a great technician is to find—and, these days, even more difficult to keep.

June 20, 2018

TRENDS IN YOUR INBOX: GPOs play a critical role for independent veterinarians

Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) have been around for more than a century in the human medical realm. But as more corporations dominate the business world, GPOs have expanded into other industries, including veterinary medicine. This article looks at the various GPOs that veterinary practices can join, including AAHA’s own version of the GPO, AAHA Advantage.

December 20, 2018

TRENDS IN YOUR INBOX: Go social for Dental Health Month

Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. National Pet Dental Health Month is just one month away. If your February schedule is not already fully booked, now’s the time to ramp up your promotion. The good news is, there’s more to dental health month than offering discounts to attract clients. Trends asked several social media pros to share their ideas for National Pet Dental Health Month. The result is a simple plan to increase dental bookings without denting your bank account and to make your clients champions of pet dental care all year long.

January 24, 2019

TRENDS IN YOUR INBOX: Toothy Grins All Around!

Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. February is upon us, and that means veterinary practices across the country are knee deep in dentals. In January, Trends tapped social media experts for marketing tips to help fill your schedule.

April 26, 2018

TRENDS IN YOUR INBOX: The Cat’s Out of the Bag

Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. There are over 94 million pet cats in the United States. Yet animal hospitals face challenges in attracting and retaining cat-owning clients. This article explores options for counteracting the trend through exceptional feline-centric client service, such as being designated a Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). Experts interviewed for the article include representatives from successful CFPs; AAFP President Paula Monroe-Aldridge, DVM; CATalyst Council Executive Director Jane Brunt, DVM; and Ted Gannon, head of Pet Care Digital Marketing for Zoetis.

May 24, 2018

TRENDS IN YOUR INBOX: Will Your Employees Be Able to Retire?

Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. Whether they have worked on your team for years or are just starting out, your employees may find that eventual retirement is only a dream. Why? Many Americans, especially younger ones, are not saving for retirement or taking full advantage of employer-match contributions. Sixty-five percent of AAHA-accredited practices offer a retirement plan to employees. But for employees eligible for such plans, some choose not to contribute much, if anything. For those with a company-match benefit—where the employer will match employee contributions up to a certain percentage—that means free money is left on the table.

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