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April 2022

Inside AAHA: April 2022

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April 2022

Inside AAHA: April 2022

AAHA immediate past president Pam Nichols, DVM, CCRP, talks about changing your narrative, and making a positive change in your practice and life. Also, Dear AAHA answers a question about housekeeping supervisors, and, results from the Veterinary Outlook Survey and Omnibus Survey.

Notebook: April 2022

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April 2022

Notebook: April 2022

News briefs from across the industry and beyond. This month’s articles include:

  • Havanese Survives Leptospirosis
  • Costs of Caring for a Pet
  • VHMA’s 2021 Compensation and Benefits Survey Report

and more!

An Eco-Friendly Ending

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April 2022

An Eco-Friendly Ending

Aquamation, also known as alkaline hydrolysis, is an environmentally friendly alternative to flame cremation that is legal for pets in all 50 US states and Canada. It was thrust into the spotlight at the end of 2021 when anti-apartheid hero Desmond Tutu elected aquamation, so it should continue to gain awareness and popularity for both people and pets in the US and abroad.

2022 AAHA Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

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April 2022

2022 AAHA Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

This is the executive summary of the 2022 AAHA Pain Management  Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. These updated guidelines present a practical and logical approach to the assessment and management of acute and chronic pain in canine and feline patients.

Whole-Team Communication

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April 2022

Whole-Team Communication

During a visit to your clinic, whether it be a preventative care, sick, or emergency visit, each team member has an opportunity to positively impact the client experience. If empowered with knowledge and communication skills, they can impact patient outcomes as well.

How Telehealth Crept Up on the Profession

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April 2022

How Telehealth Crept Up on the Profession

Initial reluctance on the part of some practices to adopt telehealth has given way to a normalization of the technology. Now, it is almost expected for practices to offer at least some version of telehealth.

Keeping Up with the Bugs

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April 2022

Keeping Up with the Bugs

Parasites aren’t the most pleasant part of veterinary practice work. Not only must veterinary teams identify and treat for parasites and educate clients, they must also stay vigilant to protect themselves from zoonotic diseases. To make matters more concerning, parasites are spreading, migrating, and showing resistance to certain treatments.

Employees of the Month, April 2022

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April 2022

Employees of the Month, April 2022

Sarah Shutt, CVT, and Chandler Clouser of Shiloh Veterinary Hospital, Dover and York, Pennsylvania, are dedicated employees who go above and beyond.

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