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Resources

Our Resources page is your hub for essential tools and materials tailored to elevate your veterinary clinic’s operations. Here, you’ll find a wealth of information, support resources, and valuable insights carefully curated to meet your clinic’s unique needs. We offer practice management guides, staff training materials, and more, to provide you with the resources necessary to succeed in a dynamic and demanding industry. Empower your clinic with the knowledge and tools to excel at every level of care.

Check back regularly or bookmark this page as we continue to provide you with the latest and greatest in veterinary materials. 

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Resources by State

Searching for a one-stop shop to find your states veterinary resources? Look no further! VHA compiled a list of resources by state that clinics visit most frequently, including links to state VMA websites, OSHA contacts, and more.

Navigating Cannabis in the Workplace

As cannabis legalization takes place, it is essential to navigate the implications it has on workplace policies, safety, and employee well-being. Join us as we explore the key considerations and best practices for managing cannabis in the workplace.

Federal DEA Regulations

Includes registration, inventory requirements, disposal, and additional resources.

Disposal of Controlled Substances

Information regarding the proper methods of disposal and destruction of controlled substances.

When It Isn’t What We Would Choose: Managing Bias During End-of-Life Care

End-of-life care is intertwined with many values, beliefs, resources, and relationships. This webinar discusses managing personal biases and coping with personal stress.

OSHA Guide for Small Entities

Contains steps to an effective hazard communication program.

3 Simple Tools for Improving Team Management

Kristi Lehman, MSW, LISW, of MN Pets, explores the use of three time-tested tools for managing your team to overcome challenges and achieve the next level of success.

Keeping Clients Engaged with Vetsource Marketing Toolkit

In this final Vetsource webinar session, VHA's Stephanie Onken discusses tips and tricks to keep clients engaged, including how to fully utilize Vetsource's Marketing Toolkit.

Let's Discuss Teef!

Join Dr. Emily Stein for this informational webinar as we discuss Teef Protektin 42. Dr. Stein goes over the features and benefits of the product and how it fits into an optimal dental hygiene program.

Make Life Easier for Your Clients & Practice

Dr. Natalie Marks and Dr. Caitlin DeWilde share how smart use of digital tools and a home delivery program can make life easier for clients and staff. The webinar is free when using code VETSOURCE.

How to Talk About Addiction

If a friend, loved one or colleague became ill, you wouldn't hesitate to offer your help and support. But what if that same person showed signs of a drinking problem or drug abuse? Would you step in as quickly to offer help? Would you know what to do or say? Hazelden Betty Ford offers advice in this article.

Signs & Symptoms of Possible Substance Abuse

In professions such as veterinary medicine, where competent treatment is a necessity, concerns about a colleague’s substance abuse can invoke anxiety, apprehension, and concern. In this article, Clinician's Brief shares the signs and symptoms of possible substance abuse to look for.

Proper Dental Care & Education for Pet Owners

Dr. David Whetstone, Field Technical Service Veterinarian for Virbac, shares insight and advice to educate pet owners on the importance of dental care for their pets.

Tips & Tricks for Veterinary Blogs

If your veterinary clinic blogs, or is thinking about blogs, tune in to this Facebook Live featuring Laura Bush and Stephanie Onken from VHA! We are going to share tips and tricks for blogging to help you become the content creating queen or king at your clinic!

Help Clients Follow Through with Recommended Therapies Using ScriptShare

Vetsource's Avery Hurst highlights how to send pre-approved scripts to clients over email using Vetsource’s proactive prescribing tool, ScriptShare. In this session, Avery provides a demo for viewers to see how ScriptShare works and how to personalize ScriptShares by recommending multiple products and adding notes to clients.

Anatomy of a Client Phone Call

For many veterinary team members, the client phone calls can be the most emotionally exhaustive part of their work. After hundreds of phone calls, many begin to feel a sense of dread at the sound of their phone’s ringtone, even while knowing that their phone is their lifeline to a successful practice. This is especially true when it comes to end-of-life discussions.

Language of Loss: Communication Tools for Supporting Grieving Families with Children

When it comes to kids, the words we use to talk about death matters. Language can make the difference between fear and safety, trust and mistrust, distress, and resilience. For most children, the loss of a pet is the first time they’ve thought about death or conceptualized loss, and they look to adults for answers and support.

Introducing PawsTime to VHA

PawsTime, the newest partner to Veterinary Hospitals Association, shares more information about their service in this webinar, including ways to improve your client's on-hold experience with your veterinary clinic.

Shared Ownership in the Veterinary Industry

Many different models for shared ownership exist. Our goal with this webinar is to help you find the best model for you, as an owner or associate, and your practice.In this webinar, Dr. Melissa Maddux, CEO of Erupt, walks through actual shared ownership cases to discover the answer to questions like:

Knowing When It’s Time: Helping Clients Who Aren’t Ready

A significant cause of moral stress for veterinary teams is assisting with end-of-life experiences for suffering pets when pet owners are having difficulty making the decision to euthanize.

Home Delivery: Meeting the Pet Owner's Needs

Discover home delivery tips and tricks from Vetsource! In this webinar, they cover utilizing home delivery to address the current needs of pet owners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also included is a demo of the platform and next steps/set-up options.

Clinician's Brief Continuing Education

Earn practical veterinary continuing education online—and at your own pace. These online veterinary CE options are affordable, RACE-approved, and designed for your busy schedule

Purina Training Catalogue

Purina offers several continuing education opportunities for veterinary teams to learn from. Registration required to access site.

Tufts Pet Loss Hotline

The Tufts Pet Loss Support Hotline seeks to serve the community-at-large by providing a resource for people grieving the loss of a pet.

Pet Loss Support Groups

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB) has compiled a list of support groups by state designed to help pet owners navigate the loss of their pet.

Heska Resources

Discover valuable articles, recorded webinars, and other resources from Heska.

CEVA Connect

CEVA offers veterinary professionals ongoing CE opportunities on topics including behavior, cardiology, dermatology, and more.

Royal Canin Live

Royal Canin broadcasts live CE as well as providing on-demand resources for both CE and non-CE content. These opportunities will be available for anyone in the industry.

VetMedTeam

VetMedTeam provides both paid and free CE opportunities for the veterinary community, including RACE approved courses.

AVMA: After a Suicide: A Guide for Veterinary Workplaces

Developed by experts in veterinary medicine, suicide prevention, and survivors of suicide loss in the veterinary medical community, the guide provides critical tools to help veterinary workplaces recover after a suicide.

AVMA: Wellbeing Assessment

The Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) assessment is a widely validated, self-administered assessment tool designed to provide introspection about oneself and one’s environment, and can become a starting point for change.

Nar-Anon Family Groups

Nar-Anon Family Groups is a fellowship for people affected by a loved one’s drug addiction.

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups offers a supportive community for teens and adults affected by another person’s alcoholism.

LGBT National Hotline

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline is here for you. We provide a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of men and women who have struggled with alcoholism. The organization hosts thousands of meetings for anyone who wants to work on their problems with alcohol.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s helpline offers information in English and Spanish to people facing addiction, substance abuse problems and mental health concerns.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline Online Chat

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

AVMA: Veterinary Economics

Discover economic tools to help you succeed financially, both in business and personally.

AVMA: Practice Management

Find practical resources to make practice management easier and more efficient.

AVMA: Personal Finances

Find money management resources, including the AVMA personal financial planning tool.

AVMA: Wellbeing

Discover AVMA tools and resources that support personal and professional wellbeing.