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The Benefits of Compounding Medication for Your Equine Patients

Compounding in veterinary medicine refers to customizing medication dosages and formulations to meet the specific needs of individual animals. This process is essential because animals come in various sizes, species, and health conditions, and standardized medications may not always be suitable or available for their unique requirements. Compounding allows veterinarians to address these challenges effectively.    …

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The Importance of Designating a Responsible Person for Unpacking Veterinary Supply Orders 

Running a veterinary practice involves juggling numerous responsibilities, one of which is managing the supplies essential for providing quality patient care. Designating a specific person for this task can significantly streamline operations and enhance overall efficiency when unpacking veterinary supply orders. This is crucial for the smooth functioning of your practice.    Accountability    Designating …

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When Ordering Compounded Medications: What Pharmacists Want You To Know

Acknowledgments: Credit to Dr. Natasha Thompson, Wickliffe Veterinary Compounding Pharmacist, University of Kentucky Professor, PharmD, RPh, Published Author, Kentucky Pharmacist Association Presenter, for her contribution and collaboration on this article.   Veterinarians often encounter cases where commercially available medications are not suitable for their patients due to various reasons including but not limited to: limited dosage …

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When Was The Last Time You Reviewed Your Practice Controlled Drug Process?  

In a veterinary practice, the responsible handling and storage of controlled drugs are crucial not only for regulatory compliance but also for the safety of both animals and staff. Controlled drugs, such as opioids and certain sedatives, have the potential for misuse and can pose serious risks if mishandled.   Understand Regulatory Requirements  Familiarizing yourself with …

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Choosing A Wellness Program for Your Horse

What is the difference between a wellness plan and insurance?   The primary difference between a wellness program and insurance lies in their respective purposes: wellness plans reimburse horse owners for preventive care and services aimed at maintaining their horses’ health, which can be used at any time without limitations based on age, breed, or pre-existing …

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Striking the Perfect Balance - Electronic Ordering vs Personal Vendor Relationships in Veterinary Medicine 

Striking the Perfect Balance: Electronic Ordering vs. Personal Vendor Relationships in Veterinary Medicine  

In today’s rapidly evolving world of veterinary medicine, technology has revolutionized the way veterinarians manage their practices. One of the most significant shifts has been the adoption of electronic ordering systems for veterinary supplies. These systems offer convenience, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, but they also pose a challenge: How can veterinarians maintain personal vendor relationships in …

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Getting To Know Your Veterinary Software

Veterinary software, by design, is meant to simplify numerous tasks in veterinary practice. Streamlining processes such as billing, inventory management, patient care, medical records, financials, and scheduling are just a few features that most veterinary software platforms offer. Whether you are a solo practitioner or an owner of a multi-location practice, veterinary software can be a timesaving and profit-increasing tool. Recently I had a conversation with a practice owner that shared that they were trying to justify the expense of subscribing to a software platform for their practice. That conversation is the inspiration for this blog. When used effectively, software is an asset, not an expense.  

Organizing An Efficient Veterinary Pharmacy

A well-organized veterinary pharmacy is vital for the effective functioning of a veterinary practice and the health of the animals under their care. A well-organized pharmacy not only facilitates quick access to medications and supplies but also promotes cleanliness, stock rotation, and security.

Benefits of Third Party Integration

Unlocking Synergy: Integrating Third Party Modalities into Equine Veterinary Software Workflow enhancement, revenue capture and better medical records are all common denominators in third party modality integration. The goal of bi-directional integrations is to enable technology to perform tasks that staff, especially veterinarians, should no longer be doing. Advantages of Integration – Workflow Enhancement Seamless …

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The Significance of First-In-First-Out in Veterinary Inventory Management

Managing inventory is a crucial part of operating a veterinary clinic efficiently. Among the many principles that guide this process, “first in, first out” (FIFO) is a fundamental principle that plays a pivotal role in maintaining the quality of care provided to animals. In this blog, we’ll delve into the importance of FIFO in veterinary inventory management and how it ensures the health and well-being of the pets entrusted to your care.

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