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!

  |   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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PPP forgiveness application simplified for smaller loans

  |   Practice Management

Borrowers who took out Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less can take advantage of a simplified forgiveness application announced last Friday, October 9, by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Department of Treasury. This application, SBA Form 3508S, requires fewer calculations and less documentation, according to the administration’s interim final rule and instructions. Also, for these loan holders, there will not be reductions to the forgiveness amount based on workforce retention or salary/wage decreases. However, borrowers...

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We salute veterinary technicians!

  |   Practice Management

Veterinary technicians are crucial to the day-to-day operations of veterinary practices, and play vital roles in the care of animal health and welfare. This week of October 11-17, 2020 has been set aside for National Veterinary Technician Week to celebrate, recognize, and promote the valuable contributions licensed veterinary technicians make to the veterinary profession and society. But don’t stop there. Let’s appreciate them all year long. For more information about National Veterinary Technician Week can be found on NAVTA’s website.   Posted October 16,...

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The Next Normal: Pathways for Veterinary Medicine

  |   Continuing Education, Practice Management

The relatively staid veterinary profession has been truly uprooted and replanted over the last six months.  Join three veterinary profession thought leaders – Drs. Karen Felsted, Matt Salois, and Peter Weinstein – as they discuss and postulate on a direction that the veterinary profession may be headed.  Starting with a look at the global economy, extending into the veterinary specific economy, and touching the micro-economy within the operations of a practice, the presenters will encourage attendees to continue thinking differently...

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Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Program – Applications due November 9 2020

  |   Practice Management

USDA’s Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP), authorized by the National Veterinary Medical Services Act (NVMSA) helps qualified veterinarians offset a significant portion of the debt incurred in pursuit of their veterinary medicine degrees in return for their service in certain high-priority veterinary shortage situations. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will carry out NVMSA by entering into educational loan repayment agreements with veterinarians who agree to provide veterinary services in veterinarian shortage situations for a determined period...

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