Stephanie Onken

Stephanie Onken

SOUTH SAINT PAUL, MN – (March 6, 2018) – Sai Xiong, Manager of Cremation and Delivery for Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA), recently earned his Crematory Operator Certification through International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association (ICCFA).

A large part of any good marketing plan is content, whether it's the content that you fill your emails with, post on your website, or share on social media. Without quality content, effectively marketing your practice can become difficult.

However, in the midst of caring for patients, handling clients, and completing other important business management tasks, sometimes creating quality (and fun) content for visitors can get put on the backburner. This is especially true for when you sit down to write something and your mind goes blank.

 Introducing the 2017 Veterinary Fee Study

The 2017 Veterinary Fee Study is a 117-page compilation of data from veterinary practices throughout Minnesota and the surrounding states.

Its purpose is to provide practice owners and managers the data and information they need to have a better understanding of their market and to help gain insight and ideas that will help them communicate value to their clients.

 $179 Non-Member* | $129 VHA Member

* Plus $6.95 S&H where applicable

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SOUTH SAINT PAUL, MN - (October 1, 2017) - Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA), the leading association for veterinary clinics in the Midwest, is hosting the 12th Annual VHA Expo on Thursday, November 2, 2016 from 8:00 - 4:30pm at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park, Minn. This one-day event is expected to be visited by nearly 300 veterinarians, practice managers, veterinary technicians, and staff and will be highlighting the newest products, services, and programs in the industry.

small social mediaDuring Global Pet Expo 2015, research firm GfK announced that 35.2% of the US’ 75 million Millennials (people age 18-34) own a pet, compared to 32.8% of Baby Boomers (age 51-70). Millennials like to try the latest technology, will spend more on their pets (including veterinary care and pet services), and are likely to use social media to connect with brands, services, and read online reviews before making their purchase decision (source).

Social media is a powerful tool your clinic can utilize to create, maintain, and grow relationships with clients in your community. It allows you an easy opportunity to organically connect one-on-one with clients to earn their trust, business, and loyalty. However, if you don’t think your clients are on social media, consider this: During the fourth quarter of 2015, Facebook was accessed by close to 1.59 billion users on a monthly basis.

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The Standardized Chart of Accounts is the standard for classifying and aggregating revenue, expense, and balance sheet accounts in small animal veterinary practice. This effort was initiated and coordinated by the AVMA Economics Advisory Research Council, and VHA proudly supports their work.

To download the Standardized Chart of Accounts for your clinic:

Download PDF

Download Excel

For more professional resources, please visit the AAHA website here.


Thank you for downloading the Painted Sky Veterinary Service Case Study, compliments of VHA.

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USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17. Download instructions are available on the Form I-9 page. Employers can use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through September 17. On September 18, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N. Employers must continue following existing storage and retention rules for any previously completed Form I-9.

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