I disagree with recent decisions my boss made and with the quality of his practice. After 12 years, I'm ready to move out on my own. I don't have a noncompete agreement and plan to open a practice in the same town. My clients deserve to know I'm leaving and should have the opportunity to follow me. What can I do?
Interviews are a great opportunity to encourage interest and educate the public about veterinary medicine and public health matters. But good interviews don't happen by chance. It takes thought, skill, and practice to convey your messages effectively. Take these seven steps to make the most of your next media opportunity.
During the spring and summer, shelters face a deluge of kittens. The American Humane Association estimates that 70 million cats in the United States need homes. If you want to help, June?which is the designated Adopt-A-Cat Month?could be a great time to focus on helping potential pet owners find feline companions.
Dr. Daniel Brod, co-owner of Deer Creek Animal Hospital in Littleton, Colo., says that in about one of every four senior dogs he tests, he identifies early disease processes, such as renal, liver, or thyroid disease?that's about 15 percent higher than in younger dogs at his practice. And he sees similar results in his feline patients. So the benefits of testing are clear. And his team took just a few steps that helped to increase compliance.
Shawnee, Kan. — Bayer HealthCare, Animal Health Division, announced that it reached an agreement for U.S. distribution rights for Switzerland-based Datamars' ISO-approved microchips and scanners for companion animals and horses.
Discussing money with clients can be downright scary. Learning to present an estimate with poise takes the fear out of this critical task?and improves the odds that clients will say yes to your treatment plan.