Monthly Archives: May 2010

3 Google search tips when you’re not sure what you’re looking for

Image via CrunchBase Ever sit down in front of your computer to find something on Google and then try and figure out how to word what you want? I do this from time to time and it frustrates me, so I was happy to find this short tutorial on three Google search tips that will help in your search efforts to find exactly what you seek. These tips are from the website  ‘Make Use Of’ and I’ve included a couple from the article below (geek alert – if you go to the original article you … 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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AVMA’s revised policy on what to do when with a rescue that has a microchip

Image via Wikipedia The AVMA has revised their guidelines on their recommendations on what to do when a rescue comes in and is discovered to be microchipped.” The AVMA has revised a policy on electronic identification of animals to clarify what veterinarians should do when a lost animal is found and ownership is not disputed. The amended AVMA policy, “The Objectives and Key Elements Needed for Effective Electronic Identification of Companion Animals, Birds, and Equids,” was approved by the AVMA Executive Board at its April meeting. The State Advocacy Committee and the Council on Veterinary … Continue reading

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Business Tips: Online Surveys Best Practices

Best practices for creating effective online surveys that result in more business, loyal customers and a better bottom line. Surveys are handy things because they can be used in so many different instances where a decision needs to be made. Thinking about painting your building?  Survey everyone who comes in on the paint color. Want to add music to your reception area?  Survey your clients on what they like to listen to. New marketing piece on the drawing board?  Survey your staff. Communicating the importance of the survey along with how the results will benefit … 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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Veterinarians vs. pediatricians and vaccines. Which are better?

Image via Wikipedia An article by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny “respected as one of the country’s most knowledgeable and outspoken physicians …” that appeared recently in the Huffington Post with this intriguing title: “Vaccines: Veterinarians Are Better Than Human Doctors“. Yes it caught my attention and yes I did read it immediately.  It poses an interesting argument on how a veterinarian administers vaccines to animals vs. how a pediatrician administers vaccines to children. Here’s an excerpt from the article: “Veterinarians and pediatricians have a great deal in common. Both are highly qualified medical professionals with similar … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: 10 websites to download older versions of software

Image by Getty Images via Daylife It’s one of those things that I really dislike…. learning some new piece of software because the old version is being upgraded and the company won’t be supporting it any more (think Microsoft Windows for an example).  Because of this and because I have a thrifty streak that says, if it works why do I need to replace it, I have some older software on my laptop that I am very comfortable using. The problem is twice I’ve needed to fix or replace something and the old version was … Continue reading

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