March 2014 Practice Style & Design


Discover the 3 topics every dress code should cover and what your team’s appearance says about your practice. Also, an expert names her top 5 indications for fluid therapy.

Table of Contents March 2014

How to Evaluate Your Pet’s Weight & Body Condition at Home

Prevention is better than cure, and teaching your clients the importance of regularly checking their pet’s weight and body condition score (BCS) is an important part of any veterinary practice’s wellness program.

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Do Clients Abuse Their Pet's Prescriptions?

These simple steps can help veterinarians protect themselves, their clients, and their patients when it comes prescription abuse

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What Is Emotional Intelligence & Why Does It Matter In Veterinary Medicine?

Developing an emotionally intelligent veterinary team can improve not only team engagement but also financial health. 

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Hybrid Practice Models: Traditional & Nontraditional Veterinary Medicine

One recent change in veterinary medicine is the rise of hybrid models that incorporate traditional Chinese techniques into Western allopathic practices.

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10 Quick Fixes for Your Practice Under $10,000

Give your practice a new look without breaking the bank. Try these 10 ideas for a quick and inexpensive fix.

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5 Tips to Make Your Practice Makeover Count

Whether it’s repainting and redecorating or a total renovation, these 5 tips can help when planning your practice makeover.

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Drafting a Practice Dress Code

There’s no one-size-fits-all for practice style, but every dress code should cover these 3 topics: uniform appearance, personal touches, and scents and smells.

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Addressing a Team Member With Poor Appearance

A disheveled team member can affect the entire team and give clients the wrong impression. Use these tips to properly address this sensitive issue.

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Should Veterinary Professionals Have Tattoos?

Do clients trust team members with tattoos, or are the tattoos a distraction? How can personal expression be balanced with professional image?

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The Team’s Appearance: Do First Impressions Really Count?

Physical appearance (eg, facial expressions, body language, clothing) can positively or negatively impact a client’s perception of the practice.

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Top 5 Indications for Fluid Therapy

Fluid therapy can be a potentially life-saving treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions. One expert names her top 5 indications for crystalloid fluid therapy.

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Taking Your Practice’s Social Media Seriously

Social media is an important tool for connecting with current and potential clients. The book Engagement Marketing offers practical tips for small businesses, including veterinary practices, looking to expand their social media marketing.

Setting Practice Standards for Chronic Kidney Disease Cases

Set practice standards for CKD cases by defining protocols for blood pressure, prescription diets, and fluid therapy.

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Feline Kidney Disease: Team Roles

From welcoming clients to ensuring proper patient examination, each team member plays an important role in treating patients with feline chronic kidney disease.

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Feline Kidney Disease: Team Workflow

This protocol highlights the steps each team member should take when treating patients with feline kidney disease.

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Talking Chronic Kidney Disease with Clients

Education, sympathy, and support are key when discussing newly diagnosed CKD with clients.

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Feline Kidney Disease at a Glance

A primary cause for feline CKD is often not determined, thus making it important for veterinary team members to knowledgeable about classification, diagnostics, and disease management.

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Feline Kidney Disease: Definition & Terminology

Recently, the term chronic renal failure has largely been replaced by the preferred chronic kidney disease (CKD) for several reasons.

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