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How to make consistent protocols a reality throughout your practice.
Consistent protocols throughout your practice.
Delivering a consistent message throughout your practice is critical to building trust and strong relationships with your clients as well as driving overall compliance.
Establish consistent preventive care protocols
Whether a single doctor practice or multiple doctor practice, it is critical to have a standard set of protocols throughout your practice.
Define standards of care for each stage of life
Pets age much faster than we do. They enter their senior years beginning around age 7 and often begin to develop diseases common to that of a senior human: diabetes, heart disease, thyroid disease, and cancer. That’s why it’s important to begin testing early to establish baseline values to improve diagnostic accuracy with individual reference intervals throughout the life of the pet.
Educate your clients on the value of preventive care diagnostics
Your patients can’t tell you or their owners how they feel. Most pet owners assume their pet is healthy until they look or act as though something is wrong. In fact, one in ten pets that appear healthy to their owners during regular checkups actually have underlying diseases.2 That’s why it is important to educate pet owners on their role in helping combat illness. Awareness of the warning signs and regular checkups, including physical exams and blood work, are the best ways to ensure that your pet lives a long, healthy, and happy life.
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2Rehm M. Seeing double. Vet Econ. 2007;48(10):40-48.