A new column for NEWStat by Kate Boatright, VMD, will regularly discuss topics related to the role of the spectrum of care in improving outcomes in clinical practice.
Practice owner Jenn Galvin lets us in on when she considers firing clients and tips for how to cut those ties gracefully.
Veterinary social workers are on the forefront of efforts to support the human-animal bond while alleviating some of the stressors for both veterinary team members and animal owners.
Elizabeth Musgreave , CVT, sa ys she “could not imagine life without a cat . ” I n her role at Hickory Veterinary and Specialty Hospital in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania , she strives to improve the lives of all her patients —and to raise awareness of the role of veterinary technicians in animal welfare.
The same Stress First Aid tools that help with your team and your own wellbeing are helpful when approaching clients as well. Health and wellbeing coach Melyssa Allen, MA, NBC-HWC, DACLM, guides us through the process.
When a patient appears with an unspecified reaction, it’s crucial to gather as much data as possible from the pet owner, the physical exam, and the lab to recognize a serious or even deadly reaction and respond accordingly.
Matt Motta, PhD, and Gabriella Motta, VMD, are a brother-sister research team who (along with fellow researcher Dominik Stecula, PhD), are examining vaccine hesitancy among dog owners, drawing connections between pet owners’ decisions, fears about human vaccines, and the lasting effects of Covid-19.