In the 2014 AAHA State of the Industry report, IDEXX and AAHA together discovered that veterinary practices who focus on strengthening four specific types of bonds are more likely to prosper. With that knowledge in hand, IDEXX is going all-in on an effort to help practices strengthen each of those bonds.
Inspired by the scarcity of research on work-related injuries among certified veterinary technicians (CVT), a group of researchers embarked on a mission to survey CVTs in Minnesota about their injury histories.
Just as American veterinarians have struggled with clients who are quick to consult "Dr. Google" before their own veterinarians, their British counterparts are dealing with many clients who flock to readily available online advice.
The dilemma of how to handle dog waste in an environmentally friendly manner is taking a big step forward in Boulder, Colo., where city officials have initiated a program to compost tons of the material.
Previous studies have indicated that veterinary professionals are at an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and mental health issues, but there still remains an information gap and a need for better prevention and intervention. A new nationwide survey beginning July 1 will attempt to more accurately assess mental health issues and needs among veterinarians in the U.S.
The pet medications market should continue to grow consistently during the current decade, according to Packaged Facts. The market research company recently released a report projecting that pet medication sales are likely to reach $10 billion in 2018.
The collaboration between AAHA and IDEXX Laboratories to help veterinary practices thrive in any economy took another step forward during the 2014 AAHA State of the Industry address at 2014 AAHA Nashville. The two organizations revealed data about the veterinary profession's economic performance and discussed why some practices are growing consistently even in mixed economic conditions while others are declining.
Veterinary practices using Windows XP as part of their business operations have until April 8, 2014, before their important data is at substantial risk. After that date, Microsoft will cease support for Windows XP and no longer provide security updates. Computers still running the operating system will become veritable playgrounds for malicious hackers.
The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is doing its part to ensure that its students' business savvy is up to par with their medical skills when they graduate. The college has developed an externship program where veterinary students spend time in animal hospitals and learn the finer points of practice management.
Results from the third phase of the Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study were revealed at the 2013 AVMA convention in Chicago. The presenters highlighted data explaining why cat owners tend to avoid bringing their pets in for annual checkups, as well as offered action steps to help veterinarians boost their cat appointments.