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January 2022

Notebook: January 2022

Trends

January 2022

Notebook: January 2022

News briefs from across the industry and beyond. This month includes articles about: Veterinary Cannabis Society; Dog nose prints; Three vets help injured eagle; Basepaws seeks partners; Genius Dog Challenge; CDC, USDA work on outbreak forecast system; Researchers developing genetic test for dangerous drug reactions; Pet store puppies; Generic antimicrobial approved by FDA; AVMA state of the profession report

Losing Pandemic Pounds

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January 2022

Losing Pandemic Pounds

Pet obesity—like human obesity—has become more prevalent with each passing decade and the lockdown under COVID-19 only exacerbated the problem. Unfortunately, obesity is associated with many health problems. So why isn’t this known problem under control? It turns out that the problem of obesity is multi-factored and complex with research uncovering many differing variables that affect it. But it’s vital that veterinary teams work with clients to address the situation, especially with pandemic pounds added. One approach is to focus not on what you tell your clients but how you communicate with them about the perils of overweight pets.

Serving Those Who Serve

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January 2022

Serving Those Who Serve

Does your practice treat working dogs? From police K9s to guide dogs for people who are blind, these special patients can present unique challenges and rewards for veterinary teams.

Happy in the Country, Part Two

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January 2022

Happy in the Country, Part Two

In Part One of this article, we looked at three AAHA-accredited practices, one each in the southern US, the midwestern US, and in rural Ontario. This time we’ll revisit practices in the southern and midwestern US, and add in a new rural locale, New England. These practitioners have different backgrounds and different reasons for being where they are, but they all share one thing in common: a love for the countryside and a love for their chosen profession.

Barriers to Buying Pet Insurance

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January 2022

Barriers to Buying Pet Insurance

Why don’t more pet owners buy pet insurance? Dusty Bonner thinks the name might be part of the problem.

Take Charge of Your Templates

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January 2022

Take Charge of Your Templates

Tap into your practice information management system’s full potential by using customized templates.

Employee of the Month, January 2022

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January 2022

Employee of the Month, January 2022

Melita Pinkston started out as a technician assistant, but worked her way up to Technician Manager at The Village Vets in Decatur, Georgia.

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