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How can telehealth improve the wellbeing of veterinary teams? Dr. Marie Holowaychuk explains…
Dr. Marie Holowaychuk's give some great insight on the importance of veterinary teams being open to adopting telehealth. Telehealth is defined as the provision of healthcare remotely by means of telecommunications technology.Continue reading
Are you tired and burnt out as a veterinary professional?
VetTalk had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Brooke Schampers, who is an emergency and critical care veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Service in Brisbane, Australia. After speaking with Dr. Schampers, it’s clear that she is passionate about her work as an emergency critical care vet and that she has overcome similar struggles to most other veterinarians and staff in the industry.Continue reading
VetTalk Partners with VetSuccess for Veterinary Practice Integrations and Expertise
VetTalk is a proud partner of VetSuccess. VetTalk is an integrated software technology company that is changing the way automation works within veterinary clinics. With this mutual dedication to the industry, it’s no surprise that the VetTalk shares core values and guiding principles in common with VetSuccess.Continue reading
How does VetTalk save your staff time?
The Co-Founders of VetTalk explain how VetTalk saves your veterinary staff time and reduces your workload.Continue reading
‘Life-Saving’ Mission to Save Hundreds of Animals From Overcrowded Shelters
The lives of 100 dogs and 25 cats were in great danger due to overcrowded and undersupplied animal shelters that were quickly running out of space and food. These animals were airlifted from shelters in Louisiana and Alabama on August 30th and have been given a new temporary home at other animal shelters on the east coast.Continue reading
5 Surprising Statistics About Texting Your Clients
Obviously, we all know by now that the world has gone mobile. According to Statista, over half of all website traffic was from a mobile device. Thus, it is very important that your veterinary clinic implements a mobile-first communication process, so you can maintain strong communication with your clients.Continue reading
How did VetTalk begin?
Listen to Dr. Michael Tokiwa's discussion with the Co-Founders of VetTalk on the The Collaborative Vet Podcast to learn more about their story.Continue reading
Why Dog Hydration Matters
As the summer months approach, it is important as pet owners to understand pet hydration in order to prevent heat exhaustion or other complications due to the summer heat. When proper hydration is not maintained, there are a number of complications that can occur in dogs including, kidney malfunctions, urinary issues, and gastrointestinal problems.Continue reading
How do dogs boost our mental health?
Dogs hold a significant role in their owners’ hearts and they have the ability to boost their owner's mental health. They are often hailed as human’s best friends and there have been many scientific studies looking into how they might boost our well-being. A new study finds that dogs are helping Americans fight depression during these unprecedented times. Participants of the study included 768 pet dog owners and 767 potential pet dog owners, who all answered an online survey.Continue reading
What are the pros and cons of giving your dog rawhide?
Rawhide chews are a popular treat for dogs. You might have heard that rawhide is good for your dog’s teeth and helps with their natural instinct to chew. However, there can be drawbacks to giving your dog rawhide. Rawhide treats come from the inner layer of cow or horse hides. During manufacturing, the hides are cleaned and cut or ground. Then they’re pressed into chewable dog treats of different shapes and sizes. To make them more appealing for dogs, some rawhide treats contain beef, chicken, or liver flavorings.Continue reading
What is a veterinary technician?
A veterinary technician is a certified veterinary professional that provides essential services in a veterinary practice. Vet technicians are trained as a skilled member of the veterinary care industry and assist veterinarians in procedures and tasks such as owner follow ups. A vet technician may work in a clinic, veterinary hospital, laboratory or at a large animal facility.Continue reading
VetTalk’s Founders talk about their origin stories and advice for young entrepreneurs
Ryan Salvino and Brendan Salvino, the Co-Founders of VetTalk, discuss their origins and offer advice to entrepreneurs.Continue reading
Study says, ‘Dog Training Can Affect Your Relationship with a Dog.’
Dog training is an essential part of owning a dog and can be started at any age. Training builds confidence, provides mental stimulation and improves the bond between you and the dog. Dogs that are more timid and fearful can benefit the most from training.Continue reading
Veterinary Economy is Booming
Veterinary economy is booming! There has been a very large increase in pet spending during the pandemic that has helped to strengthen the U.S. veterinary economy, driving revenue up by more than 11% in some recent months, compared with the previous year, according to figures from the American Veterinary Medical Association. Many veterinary clinics, it seems, have never been busier.Continue reading
Can dogs get frostbite?
Yes, dogs can get frostbite. It is very important that you monitor the temperature during the winter months to determine if your dog is at risk before it is let outside. Any temperature below freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit) has the potential to cause frostbite, but generally, temperatures have to be lower for serious problems. A low temperature combined with being wet from rain, snow, or swimming can also lead to a higher risk for frostbite.Continue reading
Did you know some houseplants can be toxic to your pets?
Houseplants can be very toxic to your pets. But have no fear—plenty of pet-safe plant babies exist for all of you green thumbs out there!Continue reading
What is a veterinarian?
A veterinarian is a doctor of veterinary medicine. They use their skills to evaluate patients, make diagnoses and treat a wide range of conditions. “Our goal is to preserve quality of life and alleviate pain while making sure that we work with our pet owners as best we can to help them care for their pets,” says Dr. Justine Lee, board-certified veterinary specialist in emergency/critical care and toxicology. Veterinarians provide pet owners with valuable information to keep their animals healthy. Listening to a veterinarian’s nutrition recommendations is one of the best ways to combat common issues like osteoarthritis, skin allergies, and animal obesity.Continue reading
What is veterinary insurance?
Veterinary insurance is a specific insurance plan to help pet owners provide their pets with medical care. 70% of U.S. households have a pet, according to the 2021-2022 American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey. Pets are a financial commitment. Americans spend $103.6 billion on their pets in 2020 alone, stated the APPA. Due to the possibility of injury or unpredictable illnesses, veterinary insurance can provide a growing number of Americans with peace of mind. Veterinary insurance can cover wellness, illness, accidents and more. There are also specific insurances for different types of pets.Continue reading
Happy National Pie Day!
In order to properly celebrate National Piet Day, we would like to provide you with one of our favorite pie recipes... Macadamia Nut Crust Key Lime Pie!Continue reading
What is pet insurance?
Pet insurance is a specific insurance plan to help pet owners provide their pets with medical care. Pet insurance can cover wellness, illness, accidents and more. There are also specific insurances for different types of pets. Most insurances will have a deductible, which is an amount you must satisfy for covered veterinary expenses before you can start being reimbursed. The amount you pay for a insurance policy will depend on a few factors including your pet’s age, breed and your ZIP code.Continue reading
Can pets have allergies?
Yes! Pets can have allergies. Pets can show all different kinds of ways that they have allergies. With Spring right around the corner, it is very important to keep a keen eye on your pet and notice any persistent scratching, chewing or discharge from their eyes. The following information is intended to help provide pet owners with a basic understanding of the most common underlying causes of itching and allergies in small animals. Here’s a summary of the most common underlying causes of itching and allergies in small animals.Continue reading
Pandemic Pet Boom
There has been a pandemic pet boom! Spending on Pets grew 19.3% to $123 billion last year, according to packaged Facts, a much faster pace than the growth seen in 2019. Consumer research firms are estimating that the annual growth rate will compound at ~10% until 2026.Continue reading
Winter Temperatures below Zero? How will this affect your pet?
With temperatures beginning to fall, many of us pet owners begin to wonder how this will affect our pets? Winter temperatures can affect your pet. While single-digit temperatures may seem too cold for your pets, it is important to continue to exercise your pets even when colder temperatures ensue.Continue reading