On January 18, Tracey Jensen, DVM, co-owner of Wellington Veterinary Clinic, PC, in Wellington, Colo., and AAHA’s president-elect for 2014-2015, was awarded the Veterinarian of the Year Award. Sponsored by pet insurance provider Petplan, the award was announced at the fourth annual Veterinary Awards Dinner, which took place in tandem with the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) in Orlando, Fla.
This paper provides a working framework for enhancing the well-being of senior pet dogs and cats. Approaches to screening the medical status of senior pets are described in detail, with particular emphasis on establishing baseline data in healthy animals, the testing of clinically ill animals, and assessing senior pets prior to anesthesia and surgery. The management of pain and distress and the application of hospice and palliative care are addressed. Advice on ways to approach euthanasia and dealing with end-of-life issues is also provided.
Communicating and implementing a weight management program for dogs and cats can be a challenging endeavor for veterinarians, but a rewarding one. An effective individualized weight loss program provides a consistent and healthy rate of weight loss to reduce risk of disease, prevent malnutrition, and improve quality of life. Weight loss is achieved with appropriate caloric restriction, diet selection, exercise, and strategies to help modify behavior of both the pet and client. This document offers guidelines and tools for the management of weight loss and long-term maintenance of healthy weight.
The No. 1 name for dogs in 2010 was the same as a vampire-loving teenager: Bella, from the Twilight series.
Studies continue to show that allowing employees to bring their pets to work is good business because it’s good for employee morale, and that’s good for the bottom line. And there’s no better time to take note of that than today—the 21st annual Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWD).
Each month in NEWStat , we highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. Offering multiple payment options to clients can help forge stronger relationships, create a more profitable and efficient business, and ultimately let you focus on providing quality veterinary care. This article discusses the various ways clients can pay, including pet insurance, wellness plans, nonprofit programs, and payment plans.
Offering multiple payment options to clients can help forge stronger relationships, create a more profitable and efficient business, and ultimately let you focus on providing quality veterinary care. This article discusses the various ways clients can pay, including pet insurance, wellness plans, nonprofit programs, and payment plans.
This week: Pet insurance payouts hit new highs, heat-seeking dog noses, and UC Davis named top veterinary school (again).
As a veterinary professional, you’ve probably got a better handle than most on the cost of owning a dog. Because it turns out that most Americans don’t have a clue. According to a new survey of 1,500 US adults by the dog-walking app Rover, most people think that getting a dog is going to cost them between $26 and $75 a month. Not hardly.