Member input needed on potential new member benefit: online access to current, authoritative clinical information and educational resources

  |   WSVMA News

Veterinarians in private practice generally don’t have access to large collections of journals similar to human physicians. As a result, veterinarians rely on textbooks, conferences and online discussion forums like VIN for new information. Textbooks, expert opinion and discussion forums do not always provide the highest level of evidence for clinical decision making. The WSVMA is looking to change that by seeking access to a Washington-based service for healthcare providers. Health Evidence Resource for Washington State (HEAL-WA) is an affordable online...

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New reminder tool to get inactive clients back in the door

  |   Practice Management

Need help getting lapsed clients back in the door? Partners for Healthy Pets’ new inactive client reminder program is designed to do just that with proven success in reengaging clients who have been absent from their veterinary practices. Within six months of implementing the reminder program, participating veterinary practices: Generated an average of 128 patient visits from formerly inactive clients. Had an overall 8.5% inactive-client response rate (percentage of clients who responded to the email and brought their pets in...

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World-renown equine behaviorist to speak at Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference

  |   Continuing Education

The WSVMA is pleased to announce Gemma Pearson, BVMS, CERT AVP, MScR will speak on Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30, on equine behavior at the upcoming Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference in Tacoma. A graduate of University of Glasgow, Dr. Pearson is the Senior Training Scholar in Equine Practice and runs the Equine Behavior Service at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh. She has over 15 years of experience in working with equine behavior cases. Dr. Pearson’s presentations...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

United Pet Group Voluntary Recalls Multiple Brands of Rawhide Chew Products for Dogs Due to Possible Chemical Contamination – FDA As veterinary-care costs rise, pet insurance becomes latest work perk – Seattle Times The surprising number of American adults who think chocolate milk comes from brown cows – Washington Post Rare woolly dog hair found in Northwest blanket – Q13Fox...

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Free resource – AAHA/VMG Standardized Chart of Accounts

  |   Practice Management

Traditionally, the accounting methods of individual veterinary practices are as diverse as the owners themselves. Times are changing … and for the better. Through a partnership, led by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), Veterinary Management Groups (VMG), VetPartners, and the Veterinary Hospital Manager’s Association (VHMA), individual veterinarians now have access to a free, powerful finance tool.  Working with VMG, AAHA’s previously ‘member’s only’ Chart of Accounts, was revised and expanded. The AAHA/VMG Chart of...

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