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Veterinary Pet Insurance lists top sources of pet poisoning

Image by ♪_Lisa_♪ via Flickr Every month VPI (Veterinary Pet Insurance and the nation’s largest pet insurer) receives hundreds of poisoning claims for pets who have been poisoned.  They analyzed the claims made for poisoning between 2005 and 2009 and came up with the following list of the most common poisoning claims: 1.  5,131 cases of Accidental Ingestion of Medications (pet or human drugs) 2.  4,028 cases of Mouse & rat poison 3.  3,661 cases of methylxanthine toxicity (consumption of chocolate and caffeine) 4.  2,808 cases of plant poisoning 5.  1,669 cases of household chemical … Continue reading

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Give pet owners more knowledge of vet tech responsibilities

Image by Erica_Marshall via Flickr I remember going to the dentist when I was young and I think my dentist took care of all of the work in my mouth. Because my mom was religious about going there twice a year, we got to know each other very well and I kept the same dentist for many years.  When I finally switched, I recall going in for a procedure that my old dentist normally did himself and anticipated the same thing from this new dentist.  I’d made an appointment with THE dentist, but the procedure, … Continue reading

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Emergency Animal Clinic Case Study

Image via Wikipedia Here’s another example of how today’s economy is affecting business for some pet health care providers. Animal Emergency Clinic in Lafayette, IN recently announced Purdue University has bought them out. Here are some news articles that discuss this and the last is a post from one of the veterinarian’s wife who was affected by the buy out: Purdue buys out emergency animal clinic For about 10 years, the Animal Emergency Clinic in Lafayette’s Eastway Plaza has provided emergency care for pets on nights and weekends when regular veterinary offices are closed. Read … Continue reading

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One of the largest veterinary practice mergers in U.S. history has just taken place

It’s not news to say that all pet health practices have been affected by the economy in one form or another.  And it’s not news to say that if you want to survive and stay in business you either make changes to adapt to the economy or suffer the consequences of not adapting. So it’s interesting to see some of the solutions that have arisen in response to doing business in today’s economy. Here is one solution that caught my attention: the merger of 17 veterinary practices that resulted in the largest practice merger in … Continue reading

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Female veterinarians take the lead

Image via Wikipedia Back in 2002 there was a prediction that female veterinarians would outnumber male veterinarians by 2005.  At that time more than 3/4 of the 9,276 veterinary students in the nation were female. And were there more female veterinarians than male veterinarians in 2005 over 2002? Was the prediction correct? According to this article “Female veterinarians in the U.S. now outnumber male veterinarians. The numbers flip-flopped in 2009, according to figures released in March by the American Veterinary Medical Association, which reported that women lead men, 44,802 to 43,196, in the field”. Read … Continue reading

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