This Week’s Helpful Links

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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

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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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Having success with forward booking appointments? Enter this contest!

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We're excited to announce the Forward Booking WORKS! Testimonial Contest! What is a testimonial contest you ask? To help publicize the benefits of forward booking we are asking practices to send us testimonials regarding their experiences with forward booking. Through these testimonials we hope to spread the word to the veterinary profession about real-life experiences in which practices have benefited from implementing forward booking and encourage all veterinary practices to adopt forward booking as a best practice. To enter the...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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106 dogs and cats rescued from Dallas kill shelters now in Puget Sound – Q13 Fox Over 100 dogs arrive in Western Washington from California shelters – King5 Canine Influenza Virus 2017: Beyond Two Show Dogs – Veterinary Practice News Maryland joins California in battling antibiotic overuse on farms – Reuters If I understood you, would I have this look on my face? - NPR...

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Animal Handling and Restraint

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Animal Handling Skills-Professionalism and Safety The public watches us to learn how to properly handle animals. Being professional means being SAFE and HUMANE. Good animal handling skills prevent staff from being injured. Good animal handling skills reduce stress for the animal. Examples of Safe Animal Handling: Be aware of the special stressors for animals in the clinic setting. The clinic is extremely chaotic for any animal-there are an incredible number of smells and other stimuli and animals are likely to be...

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