Since the creation of social media sites such as Yelp and Facebook, veterinary hospitals and other businesses have been entered into a popularity contest whether they like it or not. Alexis Nahama, DVM, vice president of marketing for VCA Animal Hospitals, advised NAVC attendees on how to manage their hospitals' online reputation and ensure they are the subject of positive conversations.
The quickly growing field of veterinary acupuncture has taken another large step forward with the recent acceptance of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncturists (AAVA) into the AVMA House of Delegates (HOD).
According to new market research from Kalorama Information, a division of marketresearch.com, the $2 billion veterinary diagnostics sector is projected to see faster revenue growth than the overall $55 billion in vitro diagnostics (IVD) market.
In this guest column, Center for Pet Safety Founder/CEO/Chairman Lindsey A. Wolko sheds light on how her organization is addressing current safety issues involving traveling with pets, as well as offers safety tips that veterinarians can communicate to clients.
It’s almost time for champagne toasts, terrible sweaters and awkward visits from relatives. But to ensure you can enjoy the end-of-year holidays to the fullest, take some time to assess your financial health, and get your practice all set for a great 2014. Here is a checklist of some things to think about as you wrap up for the year, pulled from sources around the Web.
Up to 59 percent of dogs and cats are overweight, making it the most common nutritional disorder identified in veterinary practice. Now, the American Animal Hospital Association’s '2014 Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats' is offering small animal practitioners guidance in tackling weight problems with their patients.
Veterinarians who are ready to gain the leadership skills and experience needed to make a larger impact within the profession still have time to apply for the AVMA's 2014-2015 Future Leaders Program.
The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine is offering emotional support to people who have lost a pet with a new program called Together In Grief, Easing Recovery (TIGER).
A newly announced partnership between NAVC and NAVTA will focus on supporting the professional growth and success of veterinary technicians and entire veterinary teams.
Beginning Nov. 1, 2013, AAHA-accredited veterinary hospitals or those hospitals aspiring to gain accreditation will be required to anesthetize and intubate all dental patients in order to pass the AAHA accreditation evaluation. The standard applies to all dental procedures, including dental cleanings.