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October 11, 2012

Lessons learned from hacker’s assault on animal hospital

“Today, with everything being paperless, you could literally lose your whole business in the snap of a finger if you don’t have the right backups.” Those words weren’t spoken by someone trying to market a high-tech solution to manage veterinary practices’ digital data. They came from Mike Krajewski, practice manager at Dr. Nina’s Animal Hospital in Sarasota, Fla., who came out on the losing side of a battle with a malicious Russian hacker. Krajewski, who acknowledges that he knows “quite a bit about IT,” had a seemingly solid plan in place to secure and store the animal hospital’s data. It worked well, until the international hacker launched a sneak attack that could easily threaten any similarly vulnerable hospital. Although Krajewski basically had to start from scratch after the hack, he learned some valuable lessons that he shared to help other hospitals protect themselves.

March 04, 2020

Weekly News Roundup 2/28 to 3/5

This week: Pet insurance payouts hit new highs, heat-seeking dog noses, and UC Davis named top veterinary school (again).

August 28, 2012

For your clients: Emergency and disaster evacuation planning

Some of your clients may have been caught off guard by the fires, tornadoes, hurricanes and other disasters that have affected the country. Sadly, many pets can die or become lost during the chaos of these events.   It is important for pet owners to be prepared for natural disasters so that they and their animals make it through alive and well. You can do your part to help your clients by sharing these emergency and disaster evacuation tips with them.

January 18, 2012

Internet pharmacy showdown at NAVC

Negative advertising, not competition, is the chief complaint of veterinarians who faced off against Internet pharmacy Pet Med Express at the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) in Orlando, Fla. NAVC hosted a panel Jan. 15, 2012 during which Pet Med Express representatives listened to feedback from veterinarians on the topic of Internet pharmacies. Months of controversy Pet Med Express, also known as 1-800-Pet-Meds, approached NAVC in September and asked to become an exhibitor and sponsor of the conference. Doralee Donaldson, DVM, a practitioner in Alabama, initiated a petition to protest the Internet pharmacy’s presence at the conference. Within a couple of days, the petition had approximately 200 names. In the petition, Donaldson and her supporters asked that Pet Med Express leave the conference, referring to its "illegal and unethical practices", and referring to it as an "unscrupulous company".

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