March 2016

  • Your how-to guide for educating clients about at-home care for recumbent dogs
  • Follow guidelines for effective and prudent antibiotic use 
  • Explore tips for building a positive and productive team 


Table of Contents March 2016

Quiz: Is Your Practice Nutrition-Friendly?

Is your practice effectively conveying the importance of nutrition to clients? Do clients feel comfortable coming to you for nutrition advice? This quiz will help you assess how your practice is doing.

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Quiz: Social Media Do's & Don'ts

Social media can be a great tool for practices, when used appropriately. Quiz yourself on these do’s and don’ts.


Career Paths for Client Service Representatives

Explore new  career opportunities with these tips from former client service representatives who took their career beyond the front desk. 


Team Talk: An Expert Roundtable on Home Glucose Monitoring

This roundtable discusses the obstacles to monitoring blood glucose at home, and how to tackle these issues using a team approach. 


7 Steps for Assessing & Treating the Recumbent Dog

Care for the recumbent dog starts with the client’s phone call. Follow these steps for  proper assessment and management.


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Canine Neck & Back Pain

How would you approach this case of severe canine IVDD? Find tips for effective medical management when surgery is not an option.  

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Accentuate the Positive & Eliminate the Negative in a Team

 Don’t let negative behavior derail your team. Discover how to accentuate the positive in practice using these strategies. 

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Top 5 Care Tips for Down Dogs

When caring for recumbent dogs, empathy is key. Here are 5 considerations to remember to keep these patients healthy and comfortable. 

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Raising Awareness of Diversity

How can we demystify stereotypes and break down cultural barriers in the practice? Here’s some helpful advice.

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Antibiotic Resistance: The Veterinary Fight Against a Post-Antibiotic Era

Veterinary professionals must know when antibiotics are needed and use them wisely. Follow these guidelines to ensure effective, necessary use of antibiotics. 

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Why the Veterinary Team Should Focus on Preventive Care

Clients won’t buy into preventive care until we do. How can you make it a priority for the entire practice?

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Veterinary Team Brief delivers practical skills for team-based medicine—with clinical strategies for team training, peer-reviewed credibility, concise content, essential training modules, and easy-to-implement protocols. From the publisher of Clinician's Brief.