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Apr 19, 2018
Stephanie Onken
Redefining the Risks and Rules for Telehealth Services
Historically, the creation of new technologies ushers in the development of new products and services. From the first cell phone call made in 1973 to asking Alexa to play a song, technology changes the products and services used in everyday life. Tech advancements also impact in healthcare. In the late 1940s, technology made it possible for radiology...
May 20, 2016
Stephanie Onken
Hot Car Dangers
United Animal Nations (UAN) is imploring pet owners to avoid leaving their dogs in hot cars this summer – a practice that can lead to serious illness and even death. “Often people leave their dogs in the car while they shop or run errands, but doing so when the weather is warm can literally be a death sentence for your pet,” said UAN President...
May 16, 2016
Stephanie Onken
Time to Talk About Ticks
The rise in outdoor temperatures is a sure sign that spring is here, and with the change come ticks. When the weather warms it’s safe to assume that ticks are out looking for their next meal. Although the arachnids are found throughout the United States, deer ticks, also known as blacklegged ticks, are common carriers of Lyme disease. They often...
May 16, 2016
Stephanie Onken
How to Recognize Animal Abuse
Animal cruelty is an unfortunate, horrific reality involving innocent beings that are unable to speak up for themselves. Veterinary professionals have a moral, ethical, and, in some states, legal obligation to be the voice for these victims. Animal cruelty is a catchall statement for offenses that include neglect, abuse, abandonment, animal fighting...
Apr 25, 2016
Stephanie Onken
How to Have ‘The Talk’ on End-of-Life Care
One of the most difficult conversations to have in the veterinary industry is “the talk”—the end-of-life and euthanasia discussion. How does one approach clients to tell them their beloved companion must cross the rainbow bridge after 15 or more years together? How does a veterinary practitioner discuss options or bring up memorial keepsakes?...
Dec 08, 2015
Stephanie Onken
5 Must-Haves for Every Veterinary Website
In today’s digital world, a website is a must-have for business success. Claiming your space in the internet and having a digital footprint is vital to competing in the industry and being found by local clients. But it isn’t enough to just have a few web pages and photos haphazardly thrown up – there needs to be a reason why visitor come to...
Dec 01, 2015
Stephanie Onken
Smart Fee Setting
It is necessary when determining a pricing structure for your clinic that you take multiple factors into account. It is easy to choose one mark-up method and to apply that across the board, but there’s more to it than that. The categories to be considered are: Service Fees, including Shopped and Essential Inventory Fees, including Shopped,...
Nov 27, 2015
Erin Potts
The Hiring Process
If you're currently in, or about to be in, the hiring phase of business, VHA Business Services offers some tips to make the hiring process a breeze.
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