Practice Pulse Blog

Practice Pulse Blog

  • Why is the cost of veterinary care so high? It’s a question no one enjoys being asked. It’s also a question for which it may not be possible to satisfy the person asking it, no matter how good an answer you give. Pet owners are understandably flummoxed by the recent rise in the cost of caring for their pets. Although pet insurance does exist, the vast majority of pet owners pay for veterinary care out of their own pockets. When a person doesn’t read more...

  • For me, this new year has brought on a hodgepodge of emotions. I confess that concluding the holiday festivities has made me a bit melancholy. At the same time, the prospect of a new year does awaken in me renewed enthusiasm. Yes, I am an oxymoron. As I work through these emotions, I find this song continues to come up again and again. My jam right now is “Times Like These” by the Foo Fighters.  If you don’t know it, let me share the lyrics that read more...

  • Through a collaboration of VMG, Zoetis, and the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA), five veterinary professionals have received a scholarship to help them attain the highest level of certification a veterinary manager can achieve ---the Certified Veterinary Practice Management (CVPM) credential.  CVPM certification, which is offered through the VHMA, qualifies the knowledge and experience necessary to successfully manage the ever-changing read more...

  • ‘Tis the Season of Overwhelm!

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    What do holiday wrapping paper and December practice management responsibilities have in common? For me, a whirlwind of crazy! I don’t know about you, but for me, this time of year has been historically stressful; there is so much to be done on the “festive” side and the veterinary practice side that it becomes completely and utterly overwhelming. I think about what needs to occur in December at my practice, and my head spins faster than a dreidel: read more...

  • Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) is delighted to support the launch of an annual “Practice Manager Appreciation Week” the third week of November. The awareness week initiated by Thrive Pet Healthcare (“Thrive”) , is designed to celebrate the role all Practice Managers and Hospital Administrators play in supporting the veterinary profession while ensuring exceptional pet care. “It is most fitting that this awareness week is so read more...

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