Practice Management

FREE Small Animal Electronic Health Certificates

  |   Practice Management

Washington Veterinarians can stop paying for paper certificates and move to FREE eHealth Certificates in Oregon’s Veterinary Information System (OVIS). Don’t let the name confuse you, the OVIS System can be used to issue CVIs for Washington animals moving interstate anywhere in the U.S. OVIS can also be used to create large animal CVIs, brucellosis vaccination and TB test records. The application is free of charge and available for use online at https://oda.direct/OVIS.  Contact Gerald Franks (360) 902-7566 or David Hecimovich (360) 725-5493...

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Preventing sexual harassment: New webinar, other tools

  |   Practice Management

Eliminating workplace harassment, including sexual harassment, benefits everyone across veterinary medicine – from individual team members to practices, students to seasoned professionals. New tools from the AVMA and AVMA Trust can help the veterinary community better understand and prevent harassment in all forms. Sexual harassment remains a persistent and often unreported problem across many professions, including within veterinary medicine. When someone engages in sexual misconduct, they extract a steep cost from those they harass. The wellbeing of our veterinary colleagues depends...

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Value-based Pricing Strategy for Veterinary Practices

  |   Practice Management

According to experts in economics, the way veterinary practices approach pricing is a critical part of business success. Price is one of the main reasons nearly 50 million animals don’t see a veterinarian at least annually, with more than 50% of owners (whose pets don’t receive regular care) indicating they don’t see the value in regular veterinary care. With a value-based model, the price of products and services is set according to their value to the customer, rather than the...

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If you use telemedicine in your practice, you must complete training by June 30, 2021 – Important information

  |   Practice Management, Professional News

There is a new state training requirement for healthcare providers, including veterinarians, that use telemedicine in their practice. The deadline to complete it is June 30, 2021. For the purposes of this training, “telemedicine” does not include the use of audio-only telephone, facsimile, text, or email, but if you use interactive audio and video technology, with real-time communication between you and your client, this one-time training must be satisfied. If you don’t use telemedicine in your practice, there is no need...

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Do you want a full client schedule, committed clients, and to exceed client expectations, even in a pandemic? Don’t miss this important staff training!

  |   Continuing Education, Practice Management

Do you want a full client schedule, committed clients, and to exceed client expectations, even in a pandemic? Don’t miss this important staff training! Back by popular demand, sign up your staff to join us on Weds., Feb. 17, 2021 for one of our most popular training programs, Front Office Boot Camp with Terri Shastri. This full day workshop (5.5 CE) equips teams with the skills and tools they need to keep clients happy and committed to their pet’s health. The...

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Pricing…in the Veterinary Industry and the Practice

  |   Practice Management

How is your veterinary practice performing? The obvious response is to discuss staff credentials and training, and perhaps the availability of state-of-the-art medical equipment. But don’t lose sight of the fact that the practice is a business – and in evaluating its performance, financial and organizational issues should be considered. Of all the business decisions the practice makes, those involving setting prices for new products and services and changing existing prices are among the most important and impactful. Why? Because no other...

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Curbside workflow is everyone’s headache – we can improve it

  |   Continuing Education, Practice Management

Tune in for a series of three valuable educational webinars that will help veterinary practices address the challenges of working curbside with efficiency. Generously sponsored by Petriage and CaraVet, Triaging the Workflow - Using Virtual Care to Solve Your Pandemic Workflow Woes features Dr. Jessica Vogelsang and Dr. Shlomo Frieman who will help veterinary teams understand the multiple ways virtual care tools can improve workflows, drive revenue, and increase client loyalty that persists long after the COVID crisis is over. Friday,...

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Survey to assess workflow issues

  |   Continuing Education, COVID-19, Practice Management

We understand that veterinary practices throughout the state have been impacted by Covid-19 and as such workflows and stress levels are near or over capacity. Because of our commitment to veterinarians and veterinary medical professionals throughout the state, we are hoping through this survey to collect information and data that can help share best practices as well as educate our members as we navigate these difficult times. The results from this survey will help guide us in providing programming and speakers that...

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New report highlights growth, opportunities in veterinary profession

  |   Practice Management, Professional News

The AVMA’s annual Economic State of the Veterinary Profession report highlights strong growth and continued demographic shifts in the veterinary profession in 2019, along with the impact of COVID-19 and the economic challenges and opportunities for veterinarians moving forward. The report provides an essential measurement of the state of veterinary medicine and gives valuable insight on trends that affect veterinary professionals in all fields of focus. Key findings in the 2020 Economic State of the Veterinary Profession include: Starting salaries for new...

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WSVMA Board votes to support WakeUpVetMed initiative

  |   DEI, Practice Management, WSVMA News

At their Sept. 12 meeting, the WSVMA Board of Directors approved support for the WakeUpVetMed Initiative introduced earlier in the year to the AVMA. The WSVMA is the first state veterinary medical association to approve support for the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiative. Dr. Marie Sato Quicksall, president-elect of the Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association (MCVMA) from Bainbridge Island, attended the meeting by invitation to speak about efforts by the MCVMA and nine other key organizations to improve DEI in...

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