Episode 3 - The Veterinary Workforce Crisis: What’s Behind It and How Do We Move Beyond It?
VCP Talk Podcast
by Covetrus
3M ago
A trained economist, Matt Salois is a pro at parsing the latest veterinary industry data on employment, productivity and employee well-being. Salois is President of Veterinary Study Groups, where he's charged with enhancing the economic and cultural success of more than 1,800 veterinary member practices. In this episode of Covetrus® Connected Care, Salois draws on his extensive industry knowledge to walk us through the latest data on pet-care demand, supply, and veterinary employment and productivity. Salois makes sense of the real-life reality behind the numbers — normalizing visits, high tur ..read more
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Episode 2 - Personalized Care With Pet-Friendly Medicine
VCP Talk Podcast
by Covetrus
4M ago
Research tells us that when veterinary visits are less stressful, there’s a stronger likelihood for early intervention and successful treatment.1 In this episode, Dena Barlow, a former veterinary technician and current Senior Technical Marketing Specialist at Covetrus, describes a new exclusive partnership between Covetrus® Compounding (Roadrunner Pharmacy and Atlas Pharmaceuticals) and Fear Free®. The partnership aims to reduce visit-related fear, anxiety and stress for pets — and everyone involved in their care — while also increasing compliance and improving pet health.   The goal of t ..read more
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Episode 1 - Finding Value in ”Small t” Technology
VCP Talk Podcast
by Covetrus
5M ago
Technology can be a unifying force for good, connecting practices to pet parents and pet patients to improve animal health. If you’re curious about technology, how do you choose one that will support your clinic’s goals for the long term? In the first episode of Covetrus® Connected Care, Ying Chen, Chief Customer Officer, Product at Covetrus, outlines practical, easy-to-follow steps to find value in technology. For example, she suggests starting with certain technologies, which she calls “small t” technologies, rather than others ..read more
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Episode 12 - Philanthropy in Practice: Care Plans for Service Animals
VCP Talk Podcast
by Covetrus
5M ago
There are a half-million service animals in the United States, according to ShareAmerica, and 16,766 assistance dogs certified by Assistance Dogs International. These animals aid in so many ways, yet the cost of veterinary care may prove unaffordable for the families that adopt assistance canines after their years of service are over. Now, a new initiative aims to close the care gap with service animal care plans. Our guest, Nick Braukhoff, is a volunteer firefighter and software manager at Covetrus. He’ll talk about the types of service animals that might benefit from these plans and how the ..read more
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Episode 11 - A New Plan to Improve Dental Health
VCP Talk Podcast
by Covetrus
5M ago
Periodontal disease remains the most common clinical condition in cats and dogs, according to a recent AVMA report. How can practices proactively address this enduring problem — beyond raising awareness of the issue during Pet Dental Health Month. What role can technology and veterinary innovation play each and every day to help solve this health problem? In this episode, we chat with Michelle St. Mary, Director of Utilization and Coaching at VCP, about dental care plans and dental options as a means to improve oral health care. As it turns out, 65% of VCP-supported plans include dental, makin ..read more
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Episode 10 - Searching for a Complete Veterinary Solution?
VCP Talk Podcast
by Covetrus
5M ago
Veterinary workloads are rising as practices care for more pet patients amid ongoing challenges. Could technology provide a path forward? In this episode, Georgia Wraight, EVP and president of Global Technology Solutions at Covetrus, tells us about a new, complete solution called Covetrus Pulse. The recently announced technology brings all of your software applications into a single, seamless veterinary operating system, letting practice teams focus on what matters most — caring for pet patients and building client relationships. Find out more about Covetrus Pulse at cvet.co/pulse ..read more
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Episode 9 - Pet Insurance and Wellness Plans Work Hand in Hand
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by Covetrus
5M ago
During the pandemic, pet insurance rates rose 23%, per the latest report from the North American Pet Health Insurance Association. In this episode, Dr. Doug Kenney, author and host of the Pet Insurance Guide Podcast, outlines the value of pet insurance and pitfalls to avoid. We also explore the intersection of wellness plans and pet insurance and how the two services can work hand in hand in your practice. Wellness Plans: https://vcp.vet/preventive-plans/ Chronic Illness Plans: https://vcp.vet/what-are-chronic-illness-plans/ Pet Insurance Guide Podcast: https://www.petinsuranceguidepodcast.com ..read more
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Episode 8 — The Technological Future of Practice Management Software
VCP Talk Podcast
by Covetrus
5M ago
More than 20,000 veterinary practices here in the U.S. rely on Covetrus practice management software. Coming innovations to this technological backbone will give vets and their staff new tools to work more efficiently and achieve better clinical and business outcomes. In this episode, Sara Swenson of Covetrus provides us with a sneak peek into the future of practice management software at Covetrus. She also describes the differences between wellness modules and VCP's platform and reveals when VCP will be integrated with AVImark, eVetPractice, and ImproMed ..read more
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Episode 7 - The Strategic Power of Customizable Wellness Plans
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by Covetrus
5M ago
Monument View Veterinary Hospital launched its wellness plan program in December 2020 in the thick of the pandemic. And they signed up about 140 pets in just a few months! In this episode, Practice Manager Miranda Schroeder shares their blueprint for wellness plan success, such as involving employees early on and building a culture of wellness. She explains that VCP's customization capability proved instrumental to help them truly tailor preventive care plans to each pet to show value — while providing appropriate doctor-recommended care ..read more
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Episode 6 - New Wearable for Data-Driven Pet Health
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by Covetrus
5M ago
The latest episode features an interview with Donny Lamey, CEO of Link, a company that makes an innovative wearable pet device. Donny explains how the device, which has GPS and many other features, helps position veterinarians as trusted advisors — to build loyalty and set the practice apart from the competition. This episode is a must-listen for veterinary professionals curious about the intersection of "big" data and pet wellness. Find out more about Link at https://www.linkmypet.com. Visit the VCP Talk show page at bit.ly/34MRgVI ..read more
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