Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program available

  |   Practice Management, Uncategorized

Partners for Healthy Pets is now offering an online certificate program focused on tools and resources needed to improve the overall quality of preventive healthcare provided to patients. The Preventive Healthcare Certificate Program will provide the tools and resources needed to communicate the value and benefit of preventive care to clients in a way that enhances the veterinary-client-patient relationship.  It will also help improve the overall quality of preventive healthcare provided to patients. The certificate program is free and can...

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Bill passes to increase fees for monitoring program

  |   Legislative, Uncategorized

Passed by the Senate, House Bill (HB) 2432 is now on its way to the Governor for signature. HB 2432 increases the amount included in licensing fees paid by veterinarians for their participation in the substance abuse monitoring program through Washington Physicians’ Health Program (WPHP). The program is mandated by Washington’s Uniform Disciplinary Act to provide rehabilitation to health professionals whose competency may be impaired due to the use of alcohol or drugs, other behavioral health conditions such as bipolar...

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2016 Rabies Compendium published

  |   One Health, Uncategorized

The 2016 edition of the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control from the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians has been published. The new guidelines include new recommendations for post exposure protocol. Cats and dogs that are exposed to rabies and are overdue for a vaccine can have a booster shot followed by an observation period rather than be subject to quarantine or euthanasia. The 2016 edition of the Compendium also advises reducing the quarantine period from six...

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Keeping Clients and Staff Happy During Busy Times

  |   Practice Management, Uncategorized

During hectic times in your practice, staff and clients can get stressed easily. Here are a few simple steps that you can follow to not only keep clients happy, but to keep your practice team functioning well during busy times: Deliver a great experience no matter what. Clients do not know that this your busiest time. Their expectations do not change just because your hospital is busy – they still expect to be warmly greeted and promptly served like they do...

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Student Debt Summit aims to “fix the debt”

  |   Uncategorized

Student debt and the cost of veterinary medical education issues are of the highest priority for the veterinary profession. All facets of the profession – colleges, students, and employers – need a shared understanding of the issues contributing to these problems in order to find viable solutions to improve the situation. To that end, the AVMA, AAVMC and Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine are teaming up to present the Economics of Veterinary Medical Education Summit April 20 –...

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