Trends®

August 2023

In This Issue: Cat Champions; The Cat-Only Practice; Improving Cat Visits; Cats and Dermatology; and more!

Cover of August 2023 Trends—A closeup photo of a beautiful calico cat

Inside AAHA August 2023
Lynn Happel, DVM and various images from the August publicity toolbox

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August 2023

Inside AAHA August 2023

Lynn Happel, DVM, AAHA board member, talks about the challenges of staffing and recruitment. The Community gives advice on being a new veterinary assistant.

Notebook: August 2023
3 images: a senior dog sleeping, a veteran playing with his dog, a senior cat

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August 2023

Notebook: August 2023

News briefs from across the veterinary industry and beyond. This month’s articles include: Health Care Cost Savings Associated with Pet Ownership; Tick Surveillance Key to Tracking Emerging Disease Babesiosis; FDA Conditionally Approves First Drug for Anemia in Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease; UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Receives $6 Million Gift from PetSmart Charities.

Cat Champions
Closeup photo of a veterinarian holding a kitten

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August 2023

Cat Champions

Everyone from the client service representatives to the veterinary assistants and technicians can play a vital role in providing the best care to feline patients, especially in cases of dermatological problems.

The Cat-Only Practice
Closeup photo of a cat's face with a curtain partially covering her face

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August 2023

The Cat-Only Practice

There is something magical about cat-only clinics. Many of them have very highly trained doctors and staff who are true cat lovers and who know what it takes to keep cats at their healthiest and cat owners willing to keep coming back for regular care.

Skin Diseases in Cats
Veterinary team member examining a skin disease lesion of a cat's face

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August 2023

Skin Diseases in Cats

Although it has been said in many different contexts that “cats are not small dogs,” this is particularly true with regards to the manifestation of skin disease in cats.

A Better Cat Visit
Photo of a cat coming out of a carrier

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August 2023

A Better Cat Visit

Millions of pet owners are experienced with veterinary care, and already have a relationship with a veterinarian. So, where are the cats?

Maximizing Microchipping
A photo of Leslie Dunham, DVM, scanning a cat for a microchip

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August 2023

Maximizing Microchipping

Veterinary teams can play a key role in educating pet owners about microchips – from clients to Good Samaritans who find lost pets – in conversations that continue to evolve.

Bexacat and the New Era of Feline Diabetes
Still of a Central Line recording with Katie Berlin, DVM, and Renee Rucinsky, DVM, DABVP (Feline) as they discuss Bexacat

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August 2023

Bexacat and the New Era of Feline Diabetes

Renee Rucinsky, DVM, DABVP(F), nerds out on endocrinopathy in the latest interview on Central Line: The AAHA Podcast.

Employee of the Month, August 2023
August 2023 employee of the month, Gianna Rea

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August 2023

Employee of the Month, August 2023

This month’s prize winner is Customer Service Representative Gianna Rea, of Animal Care Clinic, San Luis Obispo, California!

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