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Are Fido and Fluffy in Pain? Unravelling the mystery of pain assessment
Published on 11/17/20
Every day, veterinarians are faced with this fact; our patients are in pain. The identification and treatment of pain in our patients is key to their longevity and quality of life.
Autumn Pet Safety
Published on 10/19/20
Can you smell the pumpkin spice in the air? As the seasonal changes begin to happen around us, there are a few things we should keep in mind to ensure our furry friends stay happy, safe, and healthy this fall.
The Quest for Hidden Savings: All the Small Things
Published on 6/12/20
In the second installment of The Quest for Hidden Savings, let us be your guide for experiencing big savings on the small things you purchase for your practice.
The Quest for Hidden Savings: Concentrate and Distill
Published on 5/27/20
In the first part in The Quest for Hidden Savings series we talk about equipment that may require an initial investment, but will save you money in the long run by allowing you to generate your own O2 and distilled water.
When the New Normal Ends - Preparing for Pet Stress and Anxiety
Published on 5/12/20
With the COVID-19 pandemic, most pets and their owners have had to get use to a new normal. But what happens when that new normal ends and pet owners begin going back to work, school, and socializing? Prepare your clients how to deal with pet stress and anxiety!
Keep a Leash on Diabetes with Proper Insulin Administration
Published on 4/21/20
Diabetes is a common, but manageable condition. However, insulin administration can be a difficult task for pet owners. BD Animal Health shares some tips and resources to help your clients keep a leash on diabetes with proper insulin administration!
Busting 4 Myths of Veterinary Telemedicine: Why Clients Are Willing to Pay
Published on 4/17/20
Veterinarians have offered virtual care for over 100 years. You consult on the phone, answer emails, and exchange text messages with your clients about their animals every day. However, veterinarians have struggled with how to monetize this service - will clients pay? See what Aaron Smiley, DVM has to say about 4 veterinary telemedicine myths!
Pests Don't Practice Social Distancing
Published on 4/14/20
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, it can seem as though life has been put on hold. However, the one thing that your customers can’t afford to put on hold is their pet’s flea, tick, and heartworm preventives.
What Can Social Distancing Look Like in your Practice?
Published on 3/19/20
"Social Distancing"... it's probably a term that you're been hearing a lot as people all around the world try to the flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, but what could it mean for your practice? If you haven't already put these new policies in place, it's something we'll hope you consider to keep your employees and customers safe.
6 Cleaning and Disinfectant Falsities to Wipe Away
Published on 3/11/20
We know that keeping your patients, customers, and employees healthy is your number one priority. Do your cleaning and disinfectant routines/protocols achieve that? We've gathered 6 falsities that animal health professionals may believe and countered them with the truth.
Tips to Keep Your Dental Game Strong in Your Practice
Published on 2/25/20
Is your dental game strong? No matter where you stand, we have 5 tips you may find handy to keep your dental game strong.
Dental Equipment Maintenance - Protecting Your Investment
Published on 2/11/20
Providing top-notch dental services means keeping your dental system in top-notch condition. Use these do's and don'ts to make sure you're cleaning, maintaining, and operating your dental system correctly while protecting your investment!
Solving the Inventory Management Nightmare: 9 Best Practices
Published on 1/22/20
Is your practice stuck in an Inventory Nightmare? We've got 9 tips to help you get right on track!
Urine Trouble Now - A Look at Canine Urinary Incontinence
Published on 1/6/20
Did you know that urinary incontinence (UI), most commonly caused by urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence (USMI), occurs in up to 20% of spayed female dogs? Take a look at UI and the innovative, easy to administer treatment from PRN Pharmacal.
2019: A Year-End Review of All Things New
Published on 12/5/19
Can you believe how fast 2019 has flown by? Let's take a look some of the big, new products that made their debut on Penn Vet's shelf during the year!
Holly Jolly Holiday Toolkit
Published on 11/27/19
If you’re looking for fun ways to get into the holiday spirit, share holiday cheer with your customers, and educate pet owners on holiday safety, then you’re in the right place!
5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering a New Piece of Equipment
Published on 11/13/19
Equipment should always be on your mind - especially when it comes to Section 179 of the IRS code. A new piece of equipment can be a huge investment and therefore you want to make sure that you're investing in something that will be the best for your practice. We're here to help!
Your Toolkit for a Spooktacular Halloween
Published on 10/9/19
5 tools that will bring Halloween fun to your veterinary practice for your staff and your customers - both human and furry!
NAVC eCommerce Summit: What We Learned For You!
Published on 9/25/19
The second annual NAVC eCommerce Summit took place in Kansas City, MO this past week and we're excited to share what we learned!
3 Things You Should Know About Pet Health Insurance
Published on 9/11/19
There's a reason why there's been a lot of talk about pet health insurance lately - it's an important tool in making sure your patients can get the treatment they need, when they need it. To make it easy and simple, we've got three things you need to know about pet health insurance.
5 Points to Consider When Building a New Practice
Published on 8/28/19
While building a new practice or expanding your current one is an exciting adventure, it can also be stressful and expensive. Here are a few points that our "New Business Team" know will be helpful to you before and during this process - and how we can support you along the way!
Does your team struggle to work together despite your differences? We all have different values, wants, needs and attributes. It's when we understand those differences and actively pursue to recognize them in our daily interactions that we can use our differences to work together better. Check out this fun activity that will open the discussion in your practice!
6 Tips for a Successful Post-Surgical Discharge
Published on 7/24/19
Conducting a successful post-surgical discharge is important in easing clients’ minds and ensuring the pet gets the proper at-home care for an easy, speedy recovery. If your clinic doesn’t have a protocol for how post-surgical discharges are to be handled or you haven’t assessed it recently, there’s no time like now. To get you started, we’ve got 6 tips for a successful post-surgical discharge.
Increasing Client Compliance When it Comes to Otitis
Published on 7/10/19
One of the most frustrating aspects in the management of otitis externa is the one that’s out of your control: client compliance. At-home treatments and follow-up examinations are often where treatment plans break down. So what can we, as veterinary professionals, do to support at-home care and ensure our patients are getting the care they need? Read on!