With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a lot is happening around the veterinary clinic too. Last year, dvm360 brought you "The 12 days of veterinary clinic Christmas" and this year, we're revisiting the "12 bordetella vaccinations," "11 vomiting cats," "10 ingested chocolate Santas" and so on with 12 client handouts to meet the needs of each crazy veterinary "emergency" this season. So, enjoy. Our gift to you: The 12 days of veterinary handouts.
Handout: "My pet needs a what?" Late for the airport and you had no idea your pet needed a Bordetella vaccine? (We know you know this client!)
Handout: "Your cat threw up? No, it's not normal!" Hairballs are normal, yes, but your clients should know, chances are that's not what's making a cat wretch.
Handout: "Hazards around the house" Help your clients mind these potential pet hazards to keep furry family members happy and healthy throughout the holiday season.
Handout: "What to do for my dog's itchy, sore ears?" Use this handout to educate clients on what otitis is and what they can do to help their pups' precious ears.
Handout: "Phoning it in" Let your clients know what the limitations are when calling about pets' health.
Handout: "Need a urine sample?" Urine luck Here are two ways you might not have thought of to make at-home urine sample collection a little easier.
Handout: "Oh, the miserable itch" Clients need to know that itching and scratching is more than just an annoyance—it's a sign that something's wrong.
Handout: "The butt-scooting boogie" If a pet is scooting its rear across the floor, chances are there's an anal gland to blame.
Handout: "We are now preparing to board" Give clients these tips when planning to board their pet for a happy, healthy stay.
Handout: "Stitches? Surgery? Four ways to promote healing at home" Reminders for essential at-home care compliance.
Handout: "Your dog's (and cat's) physical exam" Give clients an outline of what you're looking for when you give a physical exam.
Handout: "When you want to focus on care—not cost" Help clients understand what payment options are available to them before an emergency occurs.