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December 13, 2013

Give your practice a financial health exam with this year-end checklist

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.

December 13, 2013

New 'AAHA Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats' seek to combat pet obesity

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.

December 03, 2013

AVMA accepting applications for Future Leaders Program

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.

August 28, 2013

AAHA announces new mandatory dental standard requiring anesthesia, intubation

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.

July 18, 2013

Partners for Healthy Pets unveils campaign to boost annual checkup numbers

During the 2013 AVMA Annual Convention in Chicago, Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) revealed its ambitious public information campaign to help veterinarians communicate the value of preventive care to pet owners, which will result in increased annual checkups and overall healthier pets.

April 26, 2013

AVMA study confirms excess capacity in the veterinary profession

The veterinary profession is experiencing a problem with excess capacity, and the AVMA expects that problem to persist at least through the next decade if the industry doesn't take action. According to the 2013 U.S. Veterinary Workforce Study released by the AVMA, the U.S. currently has excess capacity of 12.5 percent for the veterinary profession as a whole, and 18 percent for the small animal sector alone.

March 13, 2013

AAHA State of the Industry address gives reason for optimism

The economy is continuing its slow and steady march toward recovery, and the average animal hospital is keeping pace, said Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, executive director and chief executive officer of AAHA, at the 2013 AAHA Yearly Conference.

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