This month in Notebook: Mice’s and bats’ brains sync up; the AVMA conducts veterinarian census; tax exemption and overtime changes in 2020; fda grain-based diet investigation update; dogs receives heart ablation; and online ad spending.
While many clients still appreciate a personalized postcard or email reminder, app push notifications branded to the veterinary practice are increasingly popular as consumers stay tethered to their smartphones. With so many reminder options, what is a veterinary practice to do? How can you ensure your reminders stand out and move your clients to action?
The increase in pet adoption and outdoor recreation has created new demand for compassionate and compelling messages about flea and tick prevention.
Pet insurance has been around for decades, but is still widely misunderstood. So much so that even with a more than 20% growth rate over the past five years, only 2% of Americans have this benefit for their family pet. This article explores a few cases and seeks to offer some clarity on the subject as well.
AAHA Vice President Margot K. Vahrenwald, DVM, CVJ, discusses the importance of nutrition conversations. Also: Temple Grandin joins VMI, 2021 AAHA/AAFP Feline Life Stage Guidelines , and Dear AAHA addresses a question about staff privacy.
Dermot Jevens, DVM, secretary/treasurer on the AAHA Board of Directors, writes on the profession’s responsibilities in terms of promoting diversity and equity. Dear AAHA looks into the question of bringing kids to work, AAHA staff thanks members to mark AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day, and the new 2021 AAHA Nutrition and Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats are out!
News briefs from across the industry and beyond. This month’s articles include: Vet med applicant pool data shows changes, testing a new use for shockwave therapy, parasite vaccine inventor honored, new student AVMA president, bias in veterinary school admission processes, FDA dashboards, new treatment for feline kidney disease, and first veterinary 3D laparoscopic adrenalectomy.
The 2021 AAHA Nutrition and Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats discuss the components of a systematic approach to nutritional management of dogs and cats. This Executive Summary provides selected highlights of the guidelines.