Preventive Care

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Preventive Medicine and Nutrition, Part 1

Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual session.This session is part one of a two-part program on the importance of nutrition in pet wellness medicine. Part one addresses the veterinary technician’s role in educating clients about the role of nutrition as a component of pet wellness. Part two will offer tips...

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Preventive Medicine and Nutrition, Part 2

Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual session.This session is part two of a two-part program on the importance of nutrition in pet wellness medicine. Part one addressed the veterinary technician’s role in educating clients about the role of nutrition as a component of pet wellness.Part two offers tips and...

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Partners for Healthy Pets reports elicit concern, optimism over preventive care statistics

When a glass is half-empty, it’s also half-full. So let’s fill it up.That’s the outlook among veterinary leaders following disappointing news that the profession has made little progress – and some lost ground – since 2010, despite a concerted, widespread effort to promote companion animal preventive care.Veterinary professionals are getting the message about preventive care, but it seems to be lost on pet owners, according to a report by Partners for Healthy Pets. The report, “Reverse the...

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Zoetis Technical Bulletin: Canine Health Risk Assessment Review

Zoetis has published a technical bulletin describing an analysis of Pet Wellness Reports to identify health risks and inapparent medical conditions in more than 7500 dogs. This bulletin presents the findings of the analysis and explains how Pet Wellness Reports can be used to communicate health risks to pet owners.Zoetis has also produced a printable flyer highlighting the findings of the analysis in easy-to-understand graphics for pet owners.

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AAHA-AVMA Preventive Healthcare Guidelines

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) have collaborated on the publication of new health guidelines for dogs and cats. Developed in response to startling statistics that indicate visits to veterinarians are declining while preventable diseases in pets are increasing, these guidelines are designed to provide the foundation for the veterinary practice team to promote preventive veterinary medicine.The guidelines are a tool to help...

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Partners for Healthy Pets unveils campaign to boost annual checkup numbers

During the 2013 AVMA Annual Convention in Chicago, Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) revealed its ambitious public information campaign to help veterinarians communicate the value of preventive care to pet owners, which will result in increased annual checkups and overall healthier pets.Partners for Healthy Pets, a coalition that includes AAHA, the AVMA, and more than 90 organizations across all levels of the veterinary profession, also will mount a consumer-facing campaign to educate...

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How to Use the PHP Campaign to Make the Case for Preventive Health Care in Your Practice

Learn what the excitement is about and how you can be part of the national campaign to increase awareness of the value of preventive health care for pets! Learn why the ads work and how you can borrow the emotional appeal to improve communications in your practice. You will take home practical tips and ideas to use to motivate your team and learn how to use emotion and education to connect with clients to make the case for preventive health care in your practice.Download the PDF of this...

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Preventive Healthcare Protocols to Grow Your Practice

Key learning objectives include:• Promoting preventive care and improvements in standards of care • Facilitating preventive care visits and generate consistent revenue throughout the year • Implementing and customizing preventive care plans to fit client needs; including, vaccines, diagnostics and routine exams  

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NAVTA Partners for Healthy Pets Workshop: Becoming the Patient Champion

Becoming the Patient Champion NAVTA, in conjunction with Partners for Healthy Pets, has developed a workbook for veterinary technicians to promote and implement preventive healthcare measures within the practice. Attendees will be taken through the workbook, which will allow them to implement the tools immediately upon returning to the practice. Focusing on Each Piece of the Puzzle:You have the workbook and the boss on board, but now what? What should we be focusing on and why would we want...

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Beyond TPR: Completing the Physical Exam

This session will discuss a systemic approach to performing a complete physical exam on a patient. Included will be systems checked, and many common problems that would be overlooked if the exam stops at a TPR. The goal of the session is to stress the importance of a complete physical exam and how this is important in the clinical setting.

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