Trends®

January 2023

In this issue: Sharing the Load with Techs; Using Techs to the Fullest; Client Education: Respiratory Distress; Hiring and Keeping Great Staff; and more!

Cover of January 2023 Trends—paper cutouts of various veterinary team members

Inside AAHA January 2023
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January 2023

Inside AAHA January 2023

AAHA secretary/treasurer Dermot Jevens, MVB, DACVS, offers tips for creating a positive culture. A Community highlight asks about core versus noncore vaccines. Log in to the AAHA Community to join the conversation with other AAHA practice team members.

Notebook: January 2023
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January 2023

Notebook: January 2023

Veterinary news briefs from across the industry and beyond. This month’s articles include: CSU Plans $278 Million Veterinary Health Complex; Genetic Test Identifies Dogs’ Risk of Common Ligament Rupture; US Pet Insurance Market Size Set To More Than Double; and more!

JAAHA Abstracts: January/February 2023
JAAHA Abstract: Superficial Necrolytic Dermatitis with Copper Chelation in a Dog with Copper-Associated Hepatitis

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January 2023

JAAHA Abstracts: January/February 2023

Abstracts from the latest issue of the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association.

Sharing the Load with Techs
Illustration—Silhouettes of various veterinary team members with a paper overlay. Don't let your techs stand around—utilize them.

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January 2023

Sharing the Load with Techs

Credentialled technicians are notoriously underutilized in most practices. All-star technicians Stephen Cital and Tasha McNerney offer tips on actions that practices can take to improve collaboration between technicians and veterinarians.

Are Your Credentialed Technicians Allowed to Be All They Can Be?
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January 2023

Are Your Credentialed Technicians Allowed to Be All They Can Be?

It’s a stressful time at many veterinary hospitals as they struggle with shortages of veterinarians and professional staff. Making the most of their credentialed technicians can go a long way to easing the stress and helping the bottom line.

Respiratory Distress in Pets
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January 2023

Respiratory Distress in Pets

Educating your clients on what respiratory distress looks like can help save a pet’s life. After losing a foster puppy due to respiratory distress, writer Roxanne Hawn set out to clarify what clients should do if they notice breathing problems in their pets, and how clinicians can help educate them.

Find and Keep Your Best Employees
Image of a woman looking at a tablet for a job. Hiring and retaining employees is important.

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January 2023

Find and Keep Your Best Employees

For any organization, one of the only things more important than hiring the best employees is retaining them. This article offers 5 steps for hiring the best candidates—and retaining them—in 2023.

One Health for the Veterinary Team
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January 2023

One Health for the Veterinary Team

In an age where multiple infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and monkeypox affect both humans and animals, and where significant environmental changes are linked more and more often to human activity, the concept of One Health has become increasingly more important. And the veterinary industry has been integral in advancing the visibility of One Health programs worldwide.

Finding Your Carrot with Senani Ratnayake
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January 2023

Finding Your Carrot with Senani Ratnayake

Senani Ratnayake, BSc, RVT founder of Motivatum Consulting, talks to Central Line: The AAHA Podcast host Katie Berlin, DVM, about her experience helping teams build trust through personal stories.

Employee of the Month, January 2023
January 2023 employee of the month, Johan Buckner

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January 2023

Employee of the Month, January 2023

Johan Buckner of Broad River Animal Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut is the January 2023 employee of the month Winner!

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