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Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

10 reasons to test in house

November 1, 2006

Are your in-house testing analyzers doing a better job gathering dust than guiding your diagnoses? Blow off the cobwebs and put your in-house testing tools to work.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Table-top radiographs made easy

October 1, 2006

"Does the cassette slip around every time you move the animal on the radiograph table?" asks Lynn Kessel, practice manager at Round Rock Animal Hospital in Round Rock, Texas.

Source: FIRSTLINE

Blood tests: 10 smart responses to clients' questions

September 1, 2006

Just whisper the word tests, and clients will flood you with questions: what, when, how much? Try these answers to get the OK.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Investing in computed radiography

June 1, 2006

Neel Veterinary Hospital in Oklahoma City, a paperless practice, prides itself on using the latest technology. "Adding computed radiography was a natural step in our practice evolution," says co-owner Dr. Tina Neel.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Client consent form for preanesthetic testing

September 9, 2005

Preanesthetic testing helps protect your patients' health--and decreases your practice's liability. Use this form to help educate clients.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Case Study: Investing in Digital Radiography Systems

March 1, 2005

Neel Veterinary Hospital in Oklahoma City, a paperless practice that purchased its first computer and electronic medical record system in 1993, prides itself on its commitment to using the latest technology. Adding computer radiography was a natural step in the evolution of our practice, says co-owner Dr. Tina Neel.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Senior Testing Education Enhances Care and Compliance

July 7, 2004

Senior wellness screenings reveal abnormalities in 23 percent of dogs and 17 percent of cats with normal physical exam results, according to a 1999 study conducted by Antech Diagnostics. Dr. Daniel Brod, co-owner of Deer Creek Animal Hospital in Littleton, Colo., uses this statistic during wellness exams to communicate the importance of annual senior testing to clients. He says that in about one of four senior dogs he tests, he identifies early disease processes, such as renal, liver, or thyroid disease—that's about 15 percent higher than in younger dogs at his practice. And he says that the study results mirror his findings in senior feline patients as well.

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