Weight loss: What's your role in veterinary practice?

Weight loss: What's your role in veterinary practice?

Help pets reach a healthy weight with these tips and tools:
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Jul 01, 2013
By dvm360.com staff

Receptionist:



When pet owners visit your practice, offer them the feline and canine lifestyle reviews at http://dvm360.com/lifestyle. This tool will help identify changes in the pet's weight as well as the pet owner's perception of their pet's weight.

Technicians and assistants:



Encourage pet owners to visit for free weigh-ins, and use the cat and dog weigh-in forms at http://dvm360.com/weighin to track pets' progress.

Practice manager:



Offer training at team meetings. Use the advice at http://dvm360.com/weighttrain to learn how to create a weight loss program in your practice.

Veterinarian:



Before the pet's physical examination, use a compliance review form to see how the pet's weight has changed and note any other recommendations you've offered. Use the form at http://dvm360.com/complyform.

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