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Top 4 mistakes veterinary practices make with social media

August 1, 2011

Brenda Tassava, CVPM, CVJ, a Firstline Editorial Advisory Board member and author of Social Media for Veterinary Professionals (Lulu, 2010), shares the most common social media problems she sees—and explains how to properly promote your practice.

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Don't sidestep difficult people

July 27, 2011

Conflict avoidance won't solve problems in your clinic. Confront difficult situations and move on.

Source: Pet Poison Helpline

Protect horses from heat exhaustion and heat stroke

July 26, 2011

As the weather heats up, so does the incidence of heat exhaustion and heat stroke in horses.

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For the love of horses: Fun, soulful quotations from famous folks

July 25, 2011

Famous words from famous people to brighten your day.

Source: Pet Poison Helpline

Blue-green algae blooms: How toxic waters affect pets

July 22, 2011

The Midwest heat wave has spurred the growth of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) on lakes and ponds. Here's what you need to know.

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Phone shoppers: Opportunity, not nuisance

July 20, 2011

A dismissive attitude can let clients slip through your fingers.

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Don't drink and purchase pets

July 19, 2011

A new ban in New York City will hopefully put an end to drunken puppy-buying.

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Is your practice's Facebook giveaway a potential legal problem?

July 15, 2011

Avoid trouble for your veterinary practice by ensuring you're playing by Facebook's promotions rules.

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Online appointments: Hassle or happiness?

July 13, 2011

Scheduling appointments via the internet is one more way to put technology to use for your veterinary clinic.

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