A pet owner reached out to us for an expert answer on insulin for a canine with diabetes. We said, "Go talk to your vet." But here’s the lowdown for your veterinary team on what a boarded internist has to say on the issue.
When it seems like a pet has a dermatology issue, what happens next? Is it right off to the veterinary hospital, or do pet owners skip the DVM and head for Dr. Google? Data from the Pet Owner Paths study illuminates the differences between you and your clients on what happens next.
Veterinary clients want the best for their pets, but sometimes their financial situation gets in the way. Here's the path I travel with pet owners when they complain about price, seem hesitant to comply with recommendations or say, straight up, that they're under a financial strain.
When veterinary clients and internet trolls gang up on private practitioners, the effects can hurt business, harm reputations and damage psyches of those on the receiving end of cyberbullying. In this series, experts share tools and plans to help avoid internet rampages, deal with them when they crop up, and help make veterinarians and veterinary team members more resilient when people go on the verbal attack.
With exam room conversations about pet obesity, you’re playing the long game. It might take a few chats to get a veterinary client on board that there’s a problem and then more talking to agree to a plan. Don’t get frustrated. Try this.
Want to educate pet owners and protect patients? The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline have compiled a list of the top 10 most common poisoning cases in dogs and cats. Time to print and share this client handout ...