Fun facts

Fun facts

Check out these awesome facts about pets--and your work.
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Aug 19, 2012
By dvm360.com staff

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The clock starts ... now

What’s the best food for Fido’s expanding waistline? When will you have refills of Fluffy’s favorite dental snacks? Research shows half of clients give you only one week to respond to a question before they give up on you and move on to someone else.



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Facebook friends with benefits

Think social media is just for fun? Think again. Clients who chat you up on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook spend 20 percent to 40 percent more with you than other customers. >/p>

Source: Bain and Company Report “Putting Social Media to Work”



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Technician jobs blast off

There were 80,200 technician jobs in the United States in 2010. And that number is poised to explode, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting 41,700 additional jobs¬—a 52 percent increase—by 2020. The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports that this faster-than-average growth may offer excellent job opportunities, particularly in rural areas. Veterinary technicians also make Myfootpath.com’s list of the top 5 healthcare careers for 2012 and beyond.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics



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On the minds of dogs

Researchers at Emory University have recently scanned the brains of alert dogs to show canine reactions to hand signals given by their owners. The goal is to uncover which areas of the brain react to various stimuli¬—and ultimately prove that droopy dog look your precious pooch gets when she’s piddled on the rug demonstrates her feelings, whether it’s happiness, sadness, or even empathy.

Source: Science Daily, 2012



Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

A behavior wellness exam is an opportunity to check up on a pet’s behavioral health and answer any related questions a client may have.

Enriching geriatric patient's lives (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

An important time for practices to include a behavioral exam is when a pet becomes a senior.

Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Endotracheal tubes are usually made from silicone, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic or red rubber.