Forward Booking Coaching Sessions with the Expert, Dr. Karen Felsted!

  |   Practice Management, Uncategorized

Learn how to implement forward booking and chat with an expert about how to get traction in your practice!  Here’s your chance to interact with Dr. Felsted in a series of coaching sessions where you can ask the expert tips and techniques to help your team implement forward booking. Remember: Forward booking means healthier pets and healthier practices! Register for one or more coaching sessions that continue February 14, 21 and 28 at vmaexecs.org. Access to a pre-recorded webinar is...

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Be careful when issuing International Health Certificates

  |   Federal Regulatory, Uncategorized

Finding current requirements for correctly issuing International Health Certificates for movement of pets to foreign destinations is an essential task for USDA accredited veterinarians. Because these requirements are determined by the country to which the animals are destined, and not by USDA APHIS Veterinary Services, they can change, and may do so on a frequent basis due to disease outbreaks, or political or economic factors. For that reason, specific requirements based on the country of destination, type of animal, and...

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QPR suicide prevention training can help save a life

  |   Professional News, Uncategorized

Do you suspect a friend or family member may be thinking of killing themselves? The QPR Gatekeeper training course may help you save a life. QPR stands for “question, persuade, refer,” the three simple steps anyone can learn to prevent someone from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade,...

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Together We Can Eliminate Rabies

  |   Animal Health, Uncategorized

The most deadly zoonotic disease on our planet is one we rarely hear about people dying from in the United States.  Each year more than 59,000 people die from rabies worldwide and about half of those deaths are children under the age of 16.  The WSU Rabies Vaccination Program is working with veterinary clinics and global partners to reduce that number to zero by 2030. Rabies is easily preventable with regular dog vaccinations. But today, in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia where the death...

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King County offers discount medication program for humans and pets

  |   Practice Management, Uncategorized

King County residents and their pets are now eligible for a free discount pharmacy program. “Live Healthy” is a free prescription discount card through the National Association of Counties. King County residents can show the card at participating pharmacies to receive an average 24 percent discount off the retail price of prescription medicine when they either don’t have health insurance or insurance doesn’t cover the medication. The program also covers pet medications, but only ones that are specifically used to treat...

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