Three Reasons Why Pet Insurance Should Matter to You

  |   Practice Management

The topic of pet health insurance has been front and center in 2018, with no less than 17 articles printed in mainstream veterinary publications in addition to articles in the New York Times, Washington Post and US News, among others. Why has there been so much focus on pet health insurance? Pet health insurance is not a new offering, having been available worldwide since the early 1900’s. In 1982 Lassie, of TV fame, received the first US pet health insurance policy1. ...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Your two paths to telehealth – DVM360 Why forward-booking is the best strategy for veterinary practices. – Today’s Veterinary Business Two more Puget Sound orcas predicted to die by summer – Tacoma News Tribune Meet Rodney: Sight unseen, a cow’s best friend. – Modern Farmer Elusive carnivores once considered extinct in Washington state released in North Cascades – Q13 Fox Animal attacks cost us more than $1 billion a year, and they're becoming more common - CNN   Posted January 11, 2019...

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WSVMA president highlights activities to ring in the new year

  |   Continuing Education, Legislative, Professional News, WSVMA News

Welcome to 2019!  One of the first events of the year is the opening of the Washington State Legislative Session beginning January 14th 2019.  The first bill to be presented is the WSVMA’s HEAL-WA bill. The WSVMA’s Heal-WA legislation grants veterinarians and veterinary technicians access to online medical publications. The 2018 Washington State Legislature adjourned in late March, but the WSVMA bill couldn’t compete with the over 800 bills introduced into the short 60-day session and our bill never made...

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AVMA House of Delegates to discuss technician utilization

  |   Professional News

The AVMA House of Delegates Winter Meeting is next week and your WA delegates would like your input.  Part of the House of Delegates meeting is the Veterinary Information Forum, which is an opportunity for meeting attendees to discuss timely and sometimes controversial topics important to the veterinary profession.  During this meeting we will be discussing the utilization of veterinary technicians, as described below. Enhancing Utilization of Veterinary Technicians The AVMA recognizes the value of veterinary technicians as an integral component of veterinary...

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It’s not them, it’s you: Five signs that you’re the real problem at work

  |   Practice Management

When staff are under-performing, it’s easy to place the blame on them. But as a practice owner or manager, if you find the same problems coming up repeatedly, perhaps it’s time to face reality: you may be the problem. Here are signs that you might be the real reason employees are under-performing. Good employees are leaving One of the main reasons people leave a company is because of bad management. People want to contribute and grow while working for an organization that’s...

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