Talking to pet owners about preventive care: A primer
February 25, 2020When veterinarians talk about preventive care, we typically take it to mean a host of recommendations aimed at health and longevity. Our broad range of suggestions might include dental care, exercise goals, and routine wellness visits that comprise screening tests, among other activities. However, the truth of the matter is we aren’t equally comfortable with each of these preventive care-related conversations.
AAHA releases preventive care protocol publication
September 6, 2018The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has released a new publication, developed with the support of an educational grant from IDEXX—Promoting Preventive Care Protocols: Evidence, Enactment, and Economics. “A focus on preventive care can give pets a greater chance at longer and healthier lives. Pet owners are more receptive than ever to engaging in conversations on preventive care and innovation in diagnostics, diets, and treatments,” said Janice Trumpeter, DVM, AAHA deputy …
Why wellness plans are great for your vet practice
July 20, 2017When Brakke Consulting conducted its Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study in 2010-2011, it became clear that many pet owners wanted the opportunity to pay for routine veterinary service in monthly installments, according to John Volk, a senior consultant with the Dallas-based management consulting firm.