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A light at the end of the tunnel

September 1, 2011

Lansing, Mich. — While funding for higher education keeps creeping down on the priority list for cash-strapped states, at least one veterinary schools hopes it is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Enrollment worries

August 1, 2011

An influx of new DVMs to satisfy a perceived workforce shortage could pose serious long-term economic problems, veterinary officials say.

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Veterinary medicine needs to critically assess workforce needs, watchdogs say

July 1, 2011

National Report — With veterinary practice caseloads falling, some watchdogs in the profession are sounding the alarm on increasing veterinary school enrollments.

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Revenue up, but visits were down for 2010, AAHA study says

July 1, 2011

Lakewood, Colo. — Practice revenues across the profession increased 3 percent from 2009 to 2010, despite unique patient visits declining by 1 percent, according to a new study by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

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Emotional price points: The real reason for dropping client visits?

July 1, 2011

Veterinarians haven't paid enough attention to this phenomenon when setting fees. Now they have to.

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Pet insurance growth outpaces veterinary service sales

June 1, 2011

As the cost of owning a pet—and running a veterinary practice—rises, more pet owners are turning to insurance to keep their animals healthy.

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APPA says pet spending is up, predicts big jump in veterinary care

June 1, 2011

National Report — While repots within the veterinary profession are signaling an alarm that visits are down, a new poll from the American Pet Products Association indicates that 16 percent of dog owners and 13 percent of cat owners say their pets' health takes as much priority as their own.

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AAHA study looks at pet-owner purchasing habits

June 1, 2011

Just 37 percent of dog owners purchase heartworm medication from veterinarians.

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Rising costs pose new barriers to care

April 1, 2011

National Report — Prices are rising across the board, from food to gas. What do these escalating costs mean to veterinarians?

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